FAQ's

At Creative Cabinets, we believe that a room’s design and functionality can add to the everyday enjoyment and sense of pride you have in your home.

FAQ's

HOW MUCH DO KITCHENS COST?

The cost of kitchen renovations can vary significantly depending on the scope of work. For a refinishing job, the price typically ranges from $3-5,000 depending on the size of the kitchen. If you opt for new doors & drawer fronts, you can expect to double that cost. For a completely new kitchen, the price can start from $35,000 and can increase from there.

HOW LONG WILL MY PROJECT TAKE?

The duration of your project will vary depending on the specific job scope. A typical refinishing job takes about 3-5 days. If you're adding new doors & carpentry items, it may require a few additional days. Countertop installation & a backsplash will also lengthen the schedule. We coordinate the entire project to ensure a seamless experience & provide a detailed calendar. For a full remodel, expect a timeframe of 4-6 weeks.

YOUR COMPANY OFFERS REFINISHING, REFACING AND NEW DESIGNS? THAT’S UNUSUAL, ISN’T IT?

CCFF takes a unique approach to the remodeling industry. We understand navigating the multitude of options available can be overwhelming for our clients. That's why we offer a wide range of services including refinishing, refacing, & new design, all in one place. Our goal is to provide our clients with peace of mind throughout the entire process while also offering them multiple budgetary options. We firmly believe that having a small budget shouldn't prevent anyone from having a great kitchen. We take pride in offering our clients a wide variety of choices to suit their individual needs & preferences.

WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE HOME CONSULTATION & WHO NEEDS TO BE THERE?

The main goal of the initial consultation is to have a pleasant and open conversation to learn more about one another and see if it makes sense to take the next step. Your Designer will discuss the type of project you are planning & get measurements to then provide an estimated quote. This is also your chance to ask lots of questions and learn more about Creative Cabinets & Fine Finishes!

DO YOU OFFER FINANCING?

Yes, we offer financing at Creative Cabinets. This means that you can achieve your dream kitchen or bathroom without worrying about upfront costs. Don't let budget constraints hold you back from achieving the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams. Contact us today to learn more about our financing options!

ARE YOU INSURED?

Yes, we are fully insured with both liability insurance and worker’s comp. We can provide certificates as proof of insurance.

WHAT CABINET LINES DO YOU CARRY AND TYPES OF CABINETS?

We carry Wellborn, DuraSupreme & a stock cabinet line. Depending on your budget we have a cabinet for you. All of the new cabinets we offer are all-wood box construction and come with solid-wood, dovetail joined drawers with soft close action. We offer midrange manufactured to high-end custom cabinets. We also use professional millwork companies to make custom doors if needed and drawer boxes.

DO YOU OFFER 3D RENDERINGS FOR OUR PROJECT AND FREE CONSULTATIONS?

We offer a free 1-hour consultation in your home to discuss your project. We can provide 3D renderings for any new builds for a small charge. If you decide to use our company for your project, we credit that fee back through your invoice.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?

We opened our doors in 2005. The majority of our staff and partners have been working together for the entire 13 years. 

WHAT IS REFINISHING?

Refinishing is a cost-effective solution for updating your kitchen or bath if you are satisfied with the existing doors & they are in good condition. If your cabinets are laminate, maple, MDF or cherry, they're a great candidate for refinishing. However, oak cabinets are not recommended for cabinet refinishing. When oak doors are refinished in a solid color, the grain will show through the paint. We typically always recommend all new doors and drawer fronts in this case.

DO YOU HAVE REFERENCES OR REVIEWS?

We have hundreds of online reviews. We can also provide a reference list if you’d like to speak to our clients directly about their experience with CCFF.

DO YOU BUILD CUSTOM BOOKCASES?

Yes! CCFF builds mudroom cabinets, office cabinets, and bookcases. You can browse many similar projects under the tab "Built-In Bookcases"

MY CONTRACT AND DEPOSIT HAS BEEN PAID WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?

Your designer will invite you into the CCFF Showroom to make your selections such as cabinet paint color, door style, countertops, backsplash, sinks, faucets, hardware, etc.

I HAVE MADE ALL MY SELECTIONS NOW WHAT?

CCFF will schedule a pre-site measure with one of our Project Managers to review the project & our process. Our Project Manager will then do a detailed measure of all aspects of the project (countertops, cabinets, backsplash, etc) We use this information to place orders for all materials needed for the renovation.

THE PRE-SITE IS COMPLETED SO CAN I GET SCHEDULED?

After the pre-site measure & all items are ordered, we will contact you to schedule your project! Scheduling is a crucial aspect of your project as it involves coordinating various craftsmanship such as carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters, countertop installers, & tile experts. This coordination is essential to ensure a smooth project execution. Even if one part is missed, this will disrupt the entire job.

CAN I ADD ITEMS DURING THE JOB OR DURING THE PRE-SITE?

We recommend that all decisions and project scope be finalized before the pre-site measure. Adding items or changing the project scope during the pre-site may require a change order & contract revision which can delay orderings and scheduling.

DO MY CABINETS NEED TO BE EMPTIED PRIOR TO THE START DATE ? ANY OTHER PREPARATIONS I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR?

It is your responsibility to clear out all cabinets, drawers, & countertops. Please remove any accessories or items from the space that may hinder the renovation process. However, there is NO need for you to clean or prep the cabinets, as we will take care of cleaning & sanding them as a part of our service.

CAN I CHANGE MY HARDWARE?

Certainly! It is very common for people to update their hardware when having their cabinets painted. We have a wide variety of options available in our showroom & can assist you in making the perfect selections. You can purchase hardware independently, but please ensure the hardware will be on-site during installation. Additionally, we offer a fill & drill service for new hardware for a minor fee. This allows the choice of any sized hardware!

IS THERE A FINAL WALK THROUGH?

While we do NOT conduct a final walkthrough, we do perform several walk-throughs & sign- offs throughout the project. The sign-off stages include Carpentry & Cabinet Refinishing.

DO YOU LEAVE TOUCH UP PAINT?

Yes, we will provide touchup paint to help correct typically everyday wear & tear!

HOW DO COUNTERTOPS WORK?

If you choose CCFF to project manage your project & would like us to replace your countertops, we will schedule our fabricator for the removal, templating, & installation of new countertops. However, please note you will need to pay & sign a separate contract with the countertop company. During the process, you will be asked to review & sign off on the countertop template to ensure it meets your specifications. It includes confirming the material type, edge type, overhangs, sink placement, & seam placements. Once the stone has been cut, it CANNOT be repaired. Of course, we will provide guidance & assistance throughout this process.

CAN I PURCHASE MY OWN COUNTERTOPS?

Certainly! It's possible to purchase your own countertops. However, please be aware it will be your responsibility to coordinate & schedule with your chosen fabricator ensuring they arrive on the designated days as planned. If the fabricator fails to show up, it may result in delays & rescheduling.

WHAT IS THE TENTING PROCESS AND HOW DO YOU PROTECT MY HOME?

We will be tenting during the painting portion only. During the other parts of your project we do use drop clothes and will leave it boom swept clean every night before leaving. We do not tent during any other portion of the project except painting. All remodels will be dusty. There is no way around it. We usually recommend you plan a through clean after the project is 100% completed.

DO YOU HANDLE ELECTRIC AND PLUMBING?

We have a trusted group of preferred professionals we can source if needed. You will contract & pay them directly. CCFF will coordinate & schedule the electricians & plumbers. We do NOT make money off this service; however, this helps make the project run smoothly. If you have your own plumber & electrician, you will need to schedule & manage their services.

IS THERE A MANAGER WHO WILL JOB VISIT THE SITE DAILY?

No, we entrust our crews and vendors to manage the project. They are seasoned professionals and have been working with us for many years. Your Project Manager will stop in periodically to see how your project is progressing. Our Project Managers will email you nightly with the schedule for the next day. They provide updates on the schedule, give expectations for the next day, and are available to answer any questions.

HOW DO I KNOW HOW THE PROJECT IS PROGRESSING?

Our project managers will email you ever evening between the hours of 4:00-6:00 pm with the schedule for the next day.

THE PAINTING WRAPPED UP EARLY? CAN YOU MOVE THE REST OF MY JOB UP?

We will move a job up early whenever we get the opportunity however that is unlikely. For instance, we schedule countertop installation 5-6 days after the template is completed. This turnaround time is very fast in this industry, as it allows our fabricators sufficient time to cut & polish your countertop.

HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL REMODEL TAKE WITH CCFF?

Cabinet Refinishing: 3-5 Days

Light Carpentry & Cabinet Refinishing: 5-9 days

Carpentry, Countertops, Backsplash & Cabinet Refinishing: 3 Weeks

Kitchen & Bathroom Remodel: 4-6 Weeks

WHAT PAINT DO YOU USE TO REFINISH?

We use a Waterborne Acrylic Urethane formula made specifically for cabinets. It is not lacquer, latex, or oil-based. It is a blend. We can color match any color, but cabinets require professional-grade paint due to the daily wear and tear they experience.

DO YOU BRUSH OR ROLL YOUR PAINT OR SPRAY?

We only spray. We have industrial paint booths in our facility where we spray the doors and drawer fronts. This ensures a smooth and professional finish. Your cabinet boxes will be sprayed within your home.

WILL I NEED TO REPAINT MY WALLS AFTER THE REMODEL?

Yes, expect the need for touch-ups, drywall repair, and mudding. Removing existing cabinets, trim, and backsplashes will likely leave gaps next to the existing walls which may need a touchup. CCFF does not offer this service, as we recommend hiring a professional in that field of work.

WHAT IS THE LEAD TIME ON ITEMS AND SCHEDULING?

Our lead time varies depending on the scope and complexity of the project. Typically, we aim to provide estimated lead times during the initial consultation phase, taking into account factors such as materials availability, project size and current workload. For specific inquiries regarding lead times for your project, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.