I agree with J.R. The brand name really does not matter unless you are talking about a super high end property, but the quality of the cabinets as well the type, color and design of the cabinets are what matter most.
If you are going to redo the cabinet, make sure they are of nice qulaity wood and contruction; select nice / decorative pulls and knobs for the cabinet doors. Pull outs is a nice feature, especially wth lazy susan and deep pantry.
Make sure the style of the cabinet fits the granite counter you are going to install (from your post). Put some nice lighting to dress up the kitchen. People do care about the brand for sink and facuet more. . .
Again, I think you should look more to the complete look fo the kitchen.
Just in case you ask, a garden window adds a lot and double pane windows/french / sliding doors are important also.
No if you will notice the cabinets don't really come with a brand name stamped across the front. The "high end" cabinets are made by hand anyway they will bring in not carpenters but, cabinet makers. Typically it is about the wood and colors not the brand. I have never seen anyone notice or even ask who made the cabinets. They look at the appliances and the countertops.
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