Kitchen cabinets are an absolutely vital part of any kitchen remodel or kitchen design. We at StoneImpressions are wise enough to know when NOT to give advice. We do not have the knowledge or expertise in this area and wouldn't dream of trying to educate you on this. But we have found some links that are worth sharing.
You should always be the cautious consumer and keep in mind where this information is coming from. A company that sells stock cabinets might overstate the longer lead times or ordering challenges in custom cabinetry. A custom cabinet company might exaggerate the quality issues with stock kitchen cabinets. No matter what information you find on the web, look closely at who is writing it and try to understand what their biases might be.
Cabinetry Comparison Guide by Webinetry.com
Choosing Kitchen Cabinets at ConsumerReports.org
Sorting through Kitchen Cabinet Choices at HGTV.com
Custom Kitchen Cabinets: What you need to know by The Kitchen Designer
That last link comes from The Kitchen Designer blog which we love! Susan Serra is a Certified Kitchen Designer who is passionate about kitchens. Her blog is a great mix of technical and design knowledge along with tips on the latest trends and ideas in kitchen design. She shares her real world experiences as a working designer and often features great new products as they come out.
If you follow her blog, you will start to understand the enormous value a Certified Kitchen Designer can bring to the table. There is so much more to good kitchen design than picking out tile and appliances. Definitely recommended reading.