Some of the questions we’re frequently asked about cabinet refacing
Are you part of a national franchise or chain?
No, we are locally owned and operated in Geneva, Illinois
How long does cabinet refacing take?
It usually takes 4-5 weeks to receive all the doors, drawers and components from our supplier in Wisconsin. Once we have the materials, most kitchens are completed in about a week.
Can you add or change cabinets?
Yes. We come from a background of custom cabinet building, so it’s no problem to add or modify a cabinet before refacing.
Do you replace drawer boxes, too?
Yes. If you’d like, we can replace the existing drawer boxes with hardwood, dovetailed-corner drawer boxes on full-extension drawer glides.
Do I have to empty my cabinets before refacing?
No, you don’t. If we are replacing drawers, we can just remove the existing drawer boxes and set them aside while we install the new ones. You can then transfer the contents at your convenience.
Do you paint or refinish cabinets?
No, we don’t. We feel that the time, effort and expense to strip and refinish the cabinets doesn’t justify the relatively minor improvement. Also, we’ve found that repainted cabinets don’t hold up real well.
Who actually does the work?
I do. No subcontractors are used. The person that you speak with about the project details will be the same person that shows up to do the work, and that person would be me.
Are my cabinets worth refacing?
Most of the cabinets that we reface are builder’s grade oak cabinets. As long as the frames are in good shape, we can reface and guarantee the installation. We’re happy to evaluate them and let you know if they’re good candidates.
Do you install countertops?
Yes, we have a source for a full line of granite and quartz countertops.
From an investment point of view, how does refacing compare with new cabinets?
Each year Remodeling Magazine publishes a “Cost vs. Value Report” (viewing report requires registration) with information provided by realtors nationwide. In the Chicago area a “minor kitchen remodel”, which they describe as “leaving cabinet boxes in place and replacing with solid wood doors and drawer fronts” had a projected return-on-investment of 102.9%, compared to a “major kitchen remodel” which is described as tear-out and “replace cabinets with new semi-custom wood cabinets” at a projected ROI of 78%.
Do you do free estimates?
Yes. I bring out door samples in different woods and finshes, evaluate your existing cabinets and we can go over options and pricing. It’s very low-key and takes about an hour.
Have a question we didn’t address?
Just call 630-337-9700 or email.