Custom Kitchens and Pantries do not have to be expensive, but can be (depending on the overall scope of work). The advantages of custom made cabinets lie in the quality of construction, quality of materials, and the maximization of space and functionality. Generally the cost of a custom kitchen made by us is comparable to the cost of the high end Kitchen Cabinets available at local Home Improvement Stores.
I do not see the need to break out the prices and itemize every cost involved in order to provide a quote for the job, but rather feel it is important to say what the total package will cost. There are no hidden surprises in my quotes. Your completed kitchen will cost x amount of dollars and that price is it, no extra charges for delivery, installation, drawer glides, knobs and pulls, hinges, toe kick, or any thing else that a salesman at the local Home Improvement Store may “forget to mention”. I spend a lot of time trying to make sure everything is covered BEFORE I provide a written quote, once that quote is delivered… That’s it! If I forgot to figure in the cost of something critical to make the kitchen work, I take care of it at no extra charge to you. The BOTTOM LINE is that you want a Kitchen, and if I tell you I will give you one for a certain price, then I will do my absolute best to give you exactly that.
I use the highest quality Cabinet Grade Plywood that is available. With the exception of the cabinet backs, all of the cabinet casework and shelving is ¾” or 18mm thick plywood. The plywood will generally have between 9 to 15 Plys depending on the species of wood involved. I do NOT use construction grade or shop grade plywood, nor will I attempt to hide particle board within the construction. I want your new cabinets to last as long as the home they are installed in.
When constructing the cabinet fronts, doors, and drawer fronts, I mill and plane all rough lumber to finish grade and then pick from the lot those boards that provide the most grain, figure, and personality to use for the doors and drawer fronts. This allows for each cabinet to have its own unique appeal, while ensuring each front maintains a visual balance with the adjacent cabinets.
I am “old school” in my approach to joinery. I use hardwood dowels, rabbits, and dadoes wherever possible. I use Titebond III Waterproof Wood Glue and big clunky pipe clamps. The over all process is slower than a factory would tolerate, but ensures lasting quality and strength in the cabinet’s joinery.
I use Blum or Salice hinges on all doors. Full extension ball bearing drawer glides on all drawers when ever possible. The finish I apply to the cabinets is AquaZAR water-based Polyurethane Varnish. This finish resists most household chemicals as well as abrasions, and is child safe when dry.
Generally speaking, an average sized 10 x12 kitchen usually takes about 3½ to 4 weeks to get it to the point where appliances and countertop can be installed.
I do not charge any fee for a walkthrough and a quote, and I usually try to do all walkthroughs and quote preparations after the shop closes for the day (evenings and weekends) so as not to interfere with any production schedules I may be trying to keep.
If all of this sounds like the quality you would expect in your cabinets then we should talk.
16312 75th St KPN
Lakebay, WA 98349 USA
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Contact Person: Paul Blackburn
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