Thank you for your interest in KraftMaid! Our clearance warehouse offers slightly damaged, previously displayed and discontinued items. The warehouse is open from 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. the following Saturdays for the upcoming months:
April 26, 2014
May 10, 2014
May 31, 2014
June 14, 2014
The sale warehouse is located at the following address:
Masco Cabinetry Sale Warehouse
3418 Elm Road
Warren, Ohio 44483
The sale warehouse operates as follows:
The parking lot will be available for parking at 6:00 a.m. In order to maintain a safe and controlled environment, anyone arriving before this time will be asked to leave. At 6:00 a.m., there will be an officer available to direct parking. Once you have parked your vehicle, numbered wristbands will be available at the North entrance from 6:15 am. – 7 a.m. Once obtaining a wristband, you will need to wait at the North entrance for the drawing. At 7:15 a.m., a random number is drawn and that person becomes #1 to go into the warehouse first. For example, if #56 is drawn, the person holding number 56 goes into the warehouse first, number 57 is second, number 58 is third and so on. 150 people are let into the warehouse at one time, with 150 more let in every half hour until all of those with wristbands are in. Anyone arriving after 7:00 a.m. will not receive a wristband, and will instead form a single file line at the front entrance to wait until all people with wristbands have been let in. For safety reasons, no one under 16 years of age will be permitted into the building.
All product is sold 'as-is' and payment can be made with cash, MasterCard and Visa. Most consumers will also bring name tags or masking tape and a marker to mark the cabinets they wish to purchase , as well as measuring tape to aid in their selection.
There will be information boards posted outside the building and also on the side of the cashiers’ booth to help answer any questions once you are there. For additional information, you may contact us at (800) 433-4559 , extension 22106.
Thanks and have a nice day!
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In terms of how much you spend and what you get, I think it's like shopping a flea market...you just never know what you will get. I am guessing, based on comments and other websites, it is more expensive than the stock cabinets at Lowe's/HD, but MUCH MUCH cheaper than buying these quality cabinets at full price. We bought Lowe's cabinets and used them. We are pleased, but they are not the best made cabinets in terms of materials. Will do our job just nicely, especially since our old kitchen was SO bad. But if you need an upgrade from those, this is a good option.
I posted the 3D design of our proposed kitchen last week. Many people suggested the "over the oven" microwave, and that is something we are definitely considering. It would save counter space for sure (although compared to our old kitchen I feel like I have VAST OCEANS of counters) and we would have to purchase a hood anyway.
Anyway, someone left an anonymous comment about trying the Kraftmaid cabinet outlet in Lordstown, OH. I'm wondering if either that person or others could shed light on it if they have ever been?
I did some searching online and read a thread that seemed really interesting. It seems the gist of it is that you show up at the ass crack of dawn (5:30am) to get a good number, then they let you into the warehouse in waves every half hour based on your number. You then find cabinets you like and put your name/label on them. If you are first to put it on, you put a #1 on your label as well. If you are second, a #2. Then you can purchase your cabinets anytime if you are #1. If you are #2, you have to wait until a certain time, then page the #1 person to see if they want them, then you can purchase if they don't. They have full kitchens (maybe displays at stores or just canceled orders) and random cabinets. And what you see is what they have. Cabinets seem to cost $50-100 per cabinet. That is compared to $200-500 at Lowe's for some very basic cabinets, or higher. So to get all of what you need in the same style that you want, you could get a full kitchen and hope it matches up or you could buy your cabinets individually and go back as needed. One person on the thread said it took them 10 trips to find all the cabinets they wanted for their kitchen, but they saved thousands. That's also 10 weeks (since it's only on Saturdays and apparently not all because sometimes it's employees only, so you have to call, but it was a struggle to find a phone number) of a kitchen in construction.
I believe the cabinets come pre-assembled and you have to purchase (cash or credit card) and carry the same day. Okay, if you're buying 15-20 cabinets like we would be, that is a lot of required room for delivery. Someone posted saying they had u-haul renting phone numbers with them, prepared to call one to rent a u-haul if they found things because you have to pick them up the same day.
It sounds like total chaos and reminds me of brides searching dress sales for their bridal gown.
But the price may be worth it so we are considering checking it out. If anyone has been there or knows anything different that what I wrote, please leave a comment. One person on the thread suggested you go one week at 9am (it's open but you don't need a number) to just learn how it looks, the layout, the policies, what sort of stuff they have, etc. So we will probably do that...crazy! Here is a picture of someone's kitchen with the cabinets they found there:
Read the red note at the top instead of the following text since it is possible the information below has changed based on some comments. I recommend EVERYONE call the phone number to get details.
Phone: 330-393-8520 or 440-632-2106
Open: Saturday only - 7am - 1:30 pm, call ahead to make sure open on the particular Sat before you go.
There's a Lordstown exit on the Ohio Turnpike. Off the exit at the T go RIGHT Follow to stop light at Tod Ave and GO LEFT. The Ohio Commerce center is about a mile down the road on the LEFT. Should go past the warehouse then turn around and come back to be on that side of the road when entering. You will see the POLICE CAR at the entrance way directing / stopping traffic.
Cash, mastercard & visa only. Bring drivers license. Measuring tape, roll of masking tape and markers.