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Western Products: Common Cabinet Questions

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Western Products has the Answers to Homeowner’s Most Common Cabinet Design Questions! 

To help guide you through our planning and design process, we’re answering your most common cabinet questions. We cover everything from first consults to ordering timelines, and also spatial design. Together, with our Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer®, we’ll make sure your cabinetry experience produces a beautiful and functional result!

What are the steps to getting a custom kitchen quote?

  1. To kick off your project, we always recommend visiting our showroom at 474 45th Street South in Fargo, ND. Here, you can view our cabinetry, countertops, and hardware lines in-person. You will be able to ask questions, explore the most common cabinet finishes, and start dreaming of your design. You will also get a chance to meet the team, including our Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer®, Bill Tweten.
  2. After the showroom, we will visit your home, assess your current cabinets, measure your space, and allow time for any questions you may have. If your project is a remodel, it’s important for us to see the current state of your cabinetry. This allows us to plan around what’s working well, and figure out what needs to be changed to maximize your floor plan. Also, we like to take visual cues from the home’s architecture and furnishings.
  3. After the showroom and site visit, we measure your kitchen space and ask many questions about use and function. If your home is new construction, our team would then work off the blueprints. Overall, from the first visit to entertaining in your new space, the entire process can take approximately three to four months.

How long does it take to get an estimate after the existing kitchen has been measured?

Under normal circumstances, we will start designing the new kitchen within a day or two of our visit. We will then send the new design to be priced. We typically have the quote ready in 10 business days. This includes chosen cabinetry, countertops, decorative hardware, interior kitchen accessories, trims, moldings, installation, and also sales tax. After that, we will set up another meeting to review the quote and design. If any design changes are requested, we can then present a new quote and design proof quickly.

Do you have a CAD program to help me visualize my new kitchen design?

As one of our most common cabinet questions, we’re happy to say, yes! Our 20/20 CAD program is very helpful in visually relaying your new kitchen design. You will be able to see the perspectives from every angle. Because of this, you can be comfortable that what you see in the CAD program will be directly translated to the beautiful new kitchen that’s soon to be in your home!

How do I get the order started for my new kitchen?

Once you give us your appliance information and make all the design decisions (selections of wood, paint, stain, hardware, countertop, door style, accessories, etc.), then you are ready to order! We will have you sign a contract along with a quote approval. Once you have made the 50 percent down payment, we will begin ordering the materials for your new kitchen.

How long does it take to order cabinets and install them?

In this day and age, that is becoming a common cabinet question! Generally, cabinets from Crystal Cabinet Works takes around eight weeks to manufacture after an order has been placed. They deliver the cabinets right to your door in their own trucks. Our carpenter then meets the Crystal truck and personally unloads your cabinetry. If there are no questions, and your kitchen is ready to go, the installation will begin right away and take roughly four days. On the fourth day, we typically have a countertop technician out to make a template for the countertops. Depending upon the material selected for the countertops, it generally takes one to three weeks for the new tops to be ready for installation.

Who installs your cabinetry?

Western Products employs a professional installation team that will be there to answer any cabinet questions you may have. We have worked with the same highly-skilled, detailed-oriented carpenter for almost 20 years. In fact, his experience and skills are key in having your kitchen turn out beautifully!

Why did you choose Crystal Cabinet Works at Western Products?

Western Products is a local, family-owned business, so we know first-hand the benefit of working with Midwest-made products and companies. When we found Crystal Cabinet Works in Princeton, Minnesota, it seemed destined to become a great partnership. Crystal is well-known for its fine, furniture-quality finishes, and lifetime warranty. But, we also loved that they offer “full custom” work and build both framed and frameless cabinetry.

As a design team, we wanted to work with a cabinet product that could create whatever we drew on paper. Their product ships on time, arrives in excellent condition, and is exactly what we ordered. What’s more, they have been in business for over 65 years, and provide the best value for the dollar!

We Have the Answers to Homeowner's Most Common Cabinet Questions!

Discover our commitment to quality products, professional installation, and also exceptional service! With over 75 years of experience, Western Products is the Upper Midwest’s most trusted name in custom cabinets, as well as home improvement. Schedule your free consultation and estimate by calling Western Products today!