Looking for Kitchen Cabinet Installers in your area? It’s best to use the same company to measure, build and install your kitchen cabinetry.
The options are seemingly endless when you’re shopping for cabinetry for a kitchen or bathroom remodel. Manufacturers sell cabinets through a retail network including building supply stores, kitchen and bath retailers and home improvement centers, such as Lowes and Home Depot.
It’s advisable to enlist the same company to measure, design, purchase and install cabinetry, whether you buy through a big box store or a custom cabinet maker. “The most important thing is to allow the same person or company who designs the cabinets to also install them,” says Ohio-based builder Alex. “If you don’t and mistakes are made, installation costs quickly go way up. If you come across a cabinet maker who does not install, go with another company.”
“Measurements are so important. Just an inch is enough to throw off the fit,” says home improvement center specialist. “It’s important and convenient to let your retailer take the measurements, design the plan and handle the install. This ensures you won’t be responsible for any measurement or other oversights.”
Once ordered, the turnaround time for kitchen cabinetry can be anywhere from one day to several months. Semi-custom orders take around six weeks to arrive and stock cabinetry delivery time is minimal, often with same day delivery. Plan on eight weeks or more for custom cabinetry. After the shipment arrives, ensure cabinets match the bill of sale.
“Installation methods vary from installer to installer but walls should be straight and primed, floors flat and everything square,” Alex says. Cabinet doors and drawers should be removed before installation and appliances to be installed should be on-site, in case any adjustments are necessary.
Installing new Kitchen Cabinets
Replacing existing cabinets is a serious endeavor, and one that should be carried out by a professional or a seasoned do-it-yourselfer. Removing existing kitchen cabinets is at least a two-man job, as cabinets and countertops can be extremely heavy and bulky.
If you plan to reuse the cabinets or countertops in some fashion, it’s vital to take extra care so you don’t damage the materials upon removal. Also, in the case of a DIY project, take special care so you don’t damage any of the surroundings that are to be salvaged, such as flooring, trim and walls.
When purchasing new cabinets, decide if you have the skill level and desire to do the job yourself or to have the cabinets installed professionally. Consider the amount of time available to finish the project, as well as the cost.
The average installation cost ranges from $131 to $198 per cabinet. Depending on material, countertops can cost from $4 to $200 per square foot. Stone and laminate countertops are an affordable option, while stainless steel or copper countertops are used in more high-end kitchen remodels.
Putting a fresh face on your kitchen is one of the best home investments you can make, whether that’s a complete kitchen remodel or just cabinet refacing. However, you should limit any project cost to no more than 20 percent of your home’s value. Kitchen investments come with about an 85 percent return on investment.
From kitchen upgrades to total home remodeling, SemBro Designs and Remodeling knows how to do it right and we love to build the confidence of every Columbus client, year after year.
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