Save Yourself Time, Energy And Money... Don't Buy Merillat Cabinets!
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA -- I hope no one on this blog bought Merillat Cabinets. I have a vacation rental on the Gulf of Mexico.....it's humid there, but certainly not to the point of causing cabinets to fall apart. I rent this unit. Yesterday, when my guests arrived, the first thing that greeted them was a kitchen in ruins. The upper (wall) cabinets had fallen, broken dishes everywhere and the backboard of the cabinetry was still mounted to the wall. This tells me they must have been installed well, just not manufactured well....probably stapled together. I had them installed by a professional with a reputable company about 8 or 9 yrs ago.
They still looked beautiful and were easy to keep clean because of the special finish that company gave them, but what does it matter? Now I've got to cancel reservations, go shopping for more cabinets (at higher prices), go through a bunch of troublesome tasks all from 80 miles away.
It's worse than starting over. Today I shared this with my nephew and coinci-dentally, the same thing happened to his neighbor about a year ago. They were also Merillat cabinets. Very strange.......hmmm. mm. mm. If it's that easy to find someone to whom this has happened, wonder how many other victims out there one might find by doing some research.
The neighbors tried to deal with Merillat about their liability, but to no avail....