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5 Steps to Hiring a Custom Cabinetmaker 

February 21, 2018

A custom cabinetmaker can deliver a beautiful finished product that is just what you imagined. With superior materials and detailed finishes, you get a look of refinement that adds value and ambiance to your home, whether you’re installing your cabinets in the kitchen, bathroom, living room or anywhere else.

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Choosing the right custom cabinetmaker is important, because after all, this is a big investment, both financially and emotionally. You want the job done right and you want to see a return for your money.

Follow the five steps below when reviewing companies to hire for your project.

1. Check Reviews and References

The most authentic proof of a company’s work is the opinions of its past clients. When reviewing a custom cabinetmaker, check out their online reviews and ask for references. Talking with past homeowners who have worked with them can give you insight into what the company values and if they are the right fit for you.

2. Ask for Examples of Past Work

Ask for portfolio pictures that showcase their past cabinetry work. This can give you an idea of their style and capabilities and help you see whether you can picture their work in your space. It’s ideal to find a company with a range of styles so you aren’t limited in your design scope.

3. Request a Quote

Ask the cabinetmaking contractor for a quote. They should provide a clearly itemized bid that details materials and labor. They should also be able to provide proof of licensure and insurance.

4. Ask the Right Questions

Make sure you don’t forget to ask the key questions in your search for the perfect custom cabinetmaker. Do you subcontract out any work? Do you craft just the cabinet boxes or the doors as well? Be inquisitive and get answers to all your questions. This will build your confidence in their abilities and help you decide on the right company to handle the project.

5. Look for These Features

Make sure they can offer you clear drawings or renderings of their plans. See if they are detail-oriented. Can they match millwork to a current pattern or style? Are they able to see the cabinet through your eyes and translate your vision to their blueprints?

You want quality work, creativity and reputation. When the company has all three, they are a good pick.

At Swirl Woodcraft, we have a passion for our craft and we are excited to go above and beyond for our clients. If you’re looking for a custom cabinetmaker in Utah, view our portfolio and call us to schedule a consultation. We want to create for you.