Cabinets For Your Kitchen, Bathroom, or Office.

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who will design my kitchen?

Mike will meet with you to design your kitchen, he will make changes as necessary to the initial design.

 

Do you do custom pieces?

Yes we design and build custom islands, entertainment centers and desks. Our designer will meet with you to take the picture from your head onto a cabinetry design on paper. From the paper we will make your drawing a reality in your home!

 

What wood species are available?

Cherry, Rustic Cherry, Knotty Alder, Maple, Rustic Maple, Hickory and Mahogany.

 

Do you offer color matching?

Yes we do custom color matching of stains and paints.

 

Do you actually build my cabinets?

We order cabinets in a wide variety of styles and species from Medallion Cabinetry depending on your project.

 

Who will be doing the actual work?

Mike oversees and coordinates each project. He works with qualified, professional subcontractors who are closely supervised throughout the project. Communication is one of our key values. We will introduce our subcontractors to you and will be in close communication about schedules and expectations.

 

How far do you travel?

We service all of Kent and Sussex Counties Delaware.

 

What are your showroom hours?

To offer personalized service, we are open by appointment only. Please call
ahead to schedule your appointment.

Do you reface existing cabinets?

No we do not recommend refacing cabinets. It is not cheap to repaint the cabinets and when you are finished you find the interior looks older than you realized and the money is spent. At the end of the project you still have old cabinets.

Do you resurface existing countertops?
No, we do not resurface existing countertops We do not feel it is money and time well spent.

We are a full service kitchen and bath company, proudly installing all the products we sell. (I’m sure this is already somewhere

How long will our project take?

Your first meeting will typically be held in your showroom so you can see what we have to offer. This meeting generally takes 90 minutes.
Mike will visit your home to see your space, measure and brainstorm design options together. This meeting generally takes 60 to 90 minutes.
Mike tries to complete the first draft of the design and some ballpark pricing within 5 to 7 days after you meet. Since he also works job site this depends on his field load.
We require a 50% downpayment with the signed proposal. At this time the cabinets are ordered. The cabinets are made to order, so the time from the cabinetry order to the cabinet delivery to our shop is 6 weeks.
Your kitchen or bath will be “out of service” for 3 to 4 weeks during the installation process, depending on the breadth of the project.  4 weeks could include flooring, minor electrical changes, countertop templating and plumbing of the new sink.
Our goal is to be in ongoing conversation as we work together. If you feel as though your project has been forgotten don’t hesitate to reach out to us by email or phone! We may be waiting for a quote from a supplier that has been waylaid or have experienced field project complications that have taken priority over office tasks. We are a small business family and look forward to serving you to the best of our ability.

 

Creating a Budget

Mike always gives this advice: “Price what you really want!” Maybe what you really wanted isn’t as far out of reach as you thought it would be. From there you can prioritize and make some changes as necessary to meet your budget. These changes may include simplifying the doorstyle, changing the species, rethinking the finish. Mike will openly converse with you about your options in order to make your dream kitchen a reality and meet your budget!

Five Money-Saving Tips From NKBA

Keep your priorities front and center. Appliances, plumbing fixtures and decorative items such as door handles all come in a broad range of prices.

1. Set your priority items and research anticipated expense.

Make smart choices

2. To save money and time, don’t move plumbing, mechanical systems or walls unless it will greatly improve the space.

3. Avoid changing your mind once products are ordered.

Comparison shop and be prepared

4. Have a clear set of specifications before comparison shopping; be sure to compare exactly the same commodities. Buyer Beware:Many retailers do not include delivery in their pricing. Some installers do not include trash disposal or cleanup in their pricing.

5. Set aside contingency money; perhaps 10-20% of the project.

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