Frequently Asked Questions


 
Q What is European style cabinetry?
A European style cabinetry, more commonly referred to as frameless or frameless full-overlay construction, is a cleaner, simpler style of construction. European-style cabinets can be suited for a variety of styles, whether traditional, contemporary, transitional or eclectic in nature.
Q Are wood cabinets affected by interior environments?
A Wood expands and contracts normally as it adjusts to its new environment. This can also occur in season changes with the use of heat or air conditioning in your home.
Q Why do my cabinets look darker as they get older?
A As with most natural materials, wood cabinetry will gradually darken or mellow in response to aging, light and UV sunlight exposure. Usually you will not notice this subtle aging process unless, in a few years time you compare your cabinets to brand new ones.
Q I am remodeling my kitchen, but not changing the footprint. How can I maximize my storage space?
A Research has found that you can increase your storage space up to 30 percent just by using adjustable shelves and under mount slides available on new cabinetry, all available at Precision Works.
Q Besides kitchens, what other kinds of cabinets do you make?
A Bookcases, Entertainment Centers, Bathrooms, Offices and Wine cabinets. Precision Work can build any cabinet you can dream up including cabinetry for sports equipment storage and workshop spaces in garages.
Q What wood should I choose?
A We offer many different wood types—Beech, Cherry, Maple, Hickory, Alder or Knotty Alder and Red or White Oak. Since each wood has its own unique qualities, our staff can help you choose the wood and finish that best fits your idea of a dream kitchen.
Q What's the difference between your cabinets and those I can find at a major retailer?
A In addition to superior craftsmanship, Precision Works offers endless customization. We build your cabinet order just for you. But most important are the benefits of working with a local, family-owned business and a well-trained professional staff.
Q How long will it take to get my cabinets?
A The manufacturing process typically takes about four to six weeks or so from the time you sign the purchase contract, but it can take longer depending upon production times. Please allow sufficient time in your construction schedule for your cabinet design, delivery and installation.
Q Who delivers my new cabinets?
A Your cabinets will be delivered by employees of Precision Works in company trucks. The cabinets are wrapped at the factory and handled with great care in transit.
Q Who will install my cabinets?
A All of the installers are employed by Precision Works, and take great pride in their work. But if you want, you or your contractor can easily install our cabinets with the right tools and knowledge.
Q How do I pay for my cabinet order?
A We require a 50 percent down payment payable by cash or check. Another 30 percent is due on the initial delivery and installation of your cabinets. The balance is due at the conclusion of the project.
Q Do you provide the cabinet knobs and pulls?
A Due to the many choices in hardware in both design and cost, cabinet hardware is not included with your cabinets. Come visit our showroom to see our full line of handles and knobs. On the other hand, some of our clients prefer the look of unadorned doors and ask that we incorporate a finger pull into the doors and drawers in lieu of knobs and pulls. You are also welcome to provide your own hardware if you have something very specific in mind.
Q I'm already working with an interior designer (or a kitchen designer). Do I still need a designer?
A Our staff has very specific knowledge of how our cabinetry works in the overall scheme of a design. You'll need someone with the technical knowledge of our specific design parameters, even if you've employed an interior designer to create your overall design theme. If you'd like, our staff will work with your interior designer to make sure design details are in harmony.
Q Will your staff help me decide on flooring and appliances, too?
A Our staff is very familiar with most appliance manufacturers and can help you determine your specific needs. They can help you narrow down the vast array of choices and steer you toward the appliance types that will make your new kitchen efficient and beautiful. Flooring and tile choices are typically left up to experts in those fields, though you'll find that our staff probably has a helpful opinion about all aspects of your project.
Q What happens if I have a problem?
A Call our office and explain your concerns. We will confer with the Precision Works team to answer your questions and resolve your issues in a timely manner.
Q How much should I plan to spend on my cabinetry?
A It is difficult to declare an "average" price for a kitchen, as options allow us to create so many different combinations. Typically and for budgeting purposes, it's safe to say that you can expect to spend about $7,000 to $12,000 for a starter kitchen and about $25,000 to $35,000 for a well-outfitted custom kitchen. It's not unusual for some of our clients to spend upwards of $75,000 to $100,000 or more to remodel an existing kitchen, especially if we are providing cabinetry for other rooms such as a library, laundry room, baths, etc.
Q What will our staff do for you?
A Our staff will ask all the right questions to help determine your wants and needs. It's their job to know all the ins and outs of your kitchen design, from the practical necessities of plumbing and electricity to the purely aesthetic considerations of color and finish choice.