I am remodeling my kitchen in less than 1 month. I am considering going with a stock kitchen from Bertch or a custom mennonite kitchen. They are working about to be about the same price? Both come with good reviews from what I can tell. I'm leaning toward the custom because they have been doing kitchens only for like 40 years. Some people are saying the custom kitchens don't stand the test of time and their finishes aren't as good. The standard kitchen does come with a limited lifetime warranty which i'm sure is a joke. Other other issues are: We are doing laminate countertop and no backsplash for now. Should I run the countertop up as the backsplash also? This is what the kitchen guy suggested? He said adding another 4" block back there is just a dirt/dust collector that you are always cleaning. Other option would be to put a 4" piece of thin laminate right on the wall? any opinions or pics would be great. We want to do an undermount sink whicis kinda a new process for laminate i think. they said they can create a seal in like body puddy and make the joint water tight to prevent leakage into cracks of laminate.? any opinions on this also?> one last questions is do you match your paint, cabinet stain, floors, and counters or do you try to make things stand out. thanks in advance!