Your kitchen is the most important room in your entire home. You make your meals there, socialize with your family and entertain friends. If you hate your kitchen, you do not have sell your home to be able to have the kitchen of your dreams. Professional remodeling with custom cabinetry can provide you with a comfortable, functional, and beautifully designed kitchen. What steps must you take to find a capable contractor to create and new custom cabinets?
The first step towards getting custom cabinetry is determining the scope of your budget. Typically, new kitchen cabinets will cost half of your kitchen renovation budget. You will want to get several quotes from woodworking professionals before you sign a contract with one to do the work. The cheapest contractor will not necessarily be the best contractor, so do your homework! Be certain that the contractor you choose has the skill and expertise to create functional, durable and beautiful cabinetry.
To find a good contractor that specializes in custom cabinetry, you can search the internet and ask friends and family for referrals. Look at the work these contractors have done in other homes and choose a contractor who has done work with a quality and style that you admire. Take pictures of cabinets that you like so that you can use them to show the contractor examples of styles and finishes that you prefer.
In order to provide you with an accurate quote, each contractor will have to visit your home and take some measurements from your kitchen. The contractor will have to determine how best to utilize the space and angles in the room to maximize the storage space yet create a set of cabinets that is aesthetically pleasing. Then, you and the contractor will need to discuss your storage needs, styles, types of wood, stains, etc. that you want for your custom cabinets. You will also want to mention any special extras you wish to add to add character to your kitchen – such as wine racks, glass doors, lights, apothecary drawers, or specialized moldings and trim. After you and the contractor have come up with a plan for your kitchen cabinets, the contractor should be able to provide you with some rudimentary drawings depicting his plan for your new cabinets.
Installing new custom cabinetry is the most important decision you will make in adding value and beauty to your new kitchen. Take the time to find a qualified contractor so that you are happy with your cabinets for years to come.