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Photo: Diablo Valley Cabinetry (2012)

CONCORD — You are the customer. If your goal is to choose a cabinet company that will deliver high customer satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified cabinet contractor. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated cabinet company and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

1) Accuracy: All research is performed by live telephone interviews that verify only real customers are surveyed, so you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews.

2) Statistical Reliability: A large random sample of past customers is surveyed on an ongoing basis so the research results you see truly reflect a Diamond Certified company’s top-rated status.

3) Full Disclosure: By clicking the name of a company above you’ll see the exact rating results in charts and read verbatim survey responses as well as researched articles on each qualified company.

4) Guaranteed: Your purchase is backed up with mediation and the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee, so you can choose with confidence.

Click on the name of a Diamond Certified company above to read ratings results, researched articles and verbatim customer survey responses to help you make an informed decision.

More than 200,000 customers of local companies have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only companies that score Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction–a 90+ on a 100 scale–as well as pass all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. By requiring such a high score to qualify, the Diamond Certified program eliminates mediocre and poorly performing companies. Read detailed information about the ratings and certification process.

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Frank Canova Jr. is president of Diablo Valley Cabinetry, a Diamond Certified company since 2008. He can be reached at (925) 709-4920 or by email.

Frank Canova Jr.

diamond certified contributor profile and expert article

Frank Canova Jr.: Long-Term Rewards

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

SAN RAMON – While Frank Canova Jr. has been involved in the cabinet making business for more than a decade, it may come as a surprise to learn that he began his career in an entirely unrelated industry. “I started out in technology consulting,” he explains. “After spending six years traveling around the United States doing software implementation, I began to feel a desire for a better balance between work and life. At that point, my father and I started discussing the prospect of becoming business partners. After talking it over for the better part of a year, we decided it was the right move. Today, I’m president of Diablo Valley Cabinetry.” Frank says one thing he appreciates about the cabinet making industry is the enduring nature of the product. “As a software programmer, a lot of what I did tended to become obsolete within a couple years, whereas cabinets are something that people will enjoy for many years to come.”

Frank grew up in Danville and attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo before his job as a technology consultant took him all over the country, from Florida to Arizona to Kansas. His later career transition brought him back to the East Bay, where he now lives with his wife, Kate, and their daughters, Olivia and Natalie. Frank says the indigenous landscape provides a perfect setting for the outdoor activities that he and his family enjoy on a regular basis. “We like outdoor pursuits such as skiing, hiking and mountain biking, and we also love the ocean, so having it all within a short distance is really great. Our girls are just getting to the age where we’re able to involve them in some of the activities we love, so that’s been a lot of fun.” Frank is also an avid triathlete, and he typically participates in one or two events every year. “I was more competitive when I was younger, but now I mainly do them as a way to stay active,” he says.

In his life and career, Frank believes treating others with respect is the best way to build lasting relationships. “How you treat people is key,” he affirms. “At Diablo Valley Cabinetry, for example, we try to treat everyone fairly and with integrity, and that has allowed us to foster long-term relationships with clients and employees alike.”

When asked what he would do if he could retire tomorrow, Frank says he’d invest in giving back to his community. “As a small business owner, retirement isn’t something I think about as much as establishing a long-term work/life balance. But if I am fortunate enough to be able to retire, I’d like to get involved with some community programs, mentoring young people and serving the needs of others.” Additionally, Frank says he’d take the opportunity to see more of the world. “My wife and I really enjoy traveling, exploring new places and having adventures, so we’d definitely like to do a bit more of that in the future.”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: Do you have a favorite sports team?
A: I really like the 49ers, the Warriors and the A’s.

Q: What’s your favorite tree?
A: I’m always impressed with the majesty of Giant Sequoia and Redwood trees.

Q: Did you play any sports in high school?
A: I played basketball, and I was fortunate to be part of a very talented team that went to the state championship two years in a row. I also learned a lot from our coach about things like teamwork, setting goals and having a strong work ethic.

Q: What’s the best gift you ever received?
A: That’s easy—my daughters.

Q: What’s your favorite genre of movies?
A: I enjoy sci-fi and action movies.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
A: A bagel with a glass of orange juice.

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Tips for Maintaining Kitchen Cabinets


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How to Adjust Your Cabinet Drawers


SAN RAMON — If you have custom cabinets, you may find that using them every day can cause the drawer boxes and fronts to become misaligned. Fortunately, most cabinet manufacturers include features that allow homeowners to easily adjust cabinet drawers themselves.… Read more

Expert Video Tip

Video: Two Steps for Maintaining Kitchen Cabinets

Complete Video Transcription:

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Know What You Want
Researching What You Need from a Contra Costa Cabinet Company

With cabinets, some things are more expensive than others to change later. Before you choose cabinets to install in your home, there are many factors to consider.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do the countertops need to be extra wide or include arches? Will something simple work just as well? How will this affect my cabinets?
  • Who sits around in the kitchen? Would an island, breakfast bar, or conversation corner be needed? Can I find cabinets to accommodate this?
  • What do you think about the overall look and feel of the new cabinets—including layout, countertops, flooring, lighting, cooking, cabinets, sink capacity?
  • How much traffic usually flows through the area where you’re installing new cabinets?
  • How much use will the room get? Is the strength of my new cabinets important?
  • What is a sensible cabinetry package for your budget? Do you think you need a higher-end wood like cherry, or will a more simple maple or oak package with lots of extra storage options be better fit for you?
  • Do I want a Diamond Certified cabinet company in Contra Costa County that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Guarantee?
  • What area of the home do you spend the most time? Remember to think of ease-of-use and functionality when choosing new cabinets.
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What To Ask In Person
What to Consider When Interviewing Contra Costa Cabinet Makers

Next, interview local cabinet makers in Contra Costa County. You may want to invite them to your home so they can see your kitchen or bathroom where the new cabinets will be installed. You may also want to visit their home cabinetry showroom (if they have one) to see samples of their work.

In either case, questions you may want to ask during a face-to-face interview include:

  • How will the new cabinetry be assembled?
    Normally, dadoes, a groove in the side of the case to accept top or bottom, for the strength and pocket screws for the face frames will be sufficient. Cheaply stapled cases with no glue will easily fall apart.
  • What are the finishes? Will the cabinets be finished on the site or in the shop?
    Most cabinet makers prefer shop finished cabinets. There are many conditions on a job site that can lead to problems with finishes. Good sprayed finishes are varnish or lacquer
  • How are the slide out shelves and drawers made?
    Dove-tailed drawers are the standard when it comes to strength. Also solid wood sides are the best, but make sure it is not stapled MDF. In fact, no MDF should be in the cabinets at all. 
  • What hardware will be used in the cabinets?
    With good hardware you will find yourself opening and closing cabinet doors just for fun or maybe to show your friends. Ask if you can see a sample – slide if back and forth or open it. With doors, there are soft close features so they won’t bang. If you get quality hardware, it will last much longer.
  • What are my doors made out of? What will the style be?
    There are all types of style – raised panel, Shaker, etc… Cabinet positioning is referred to as inset or overlay. The inset doors are in line with the face of the frame. The overlay doors will overlap the face of the frames. If you get confused about style, a consultation with a cabinet maker will help. As for material, if you want long life solid wood is the best choice. As for design, remember that the taller and wider the door, the more likely the door could warp. One of the beauties of wood is that being a natural material it can move.
  • Will the cabinet make the design drawings and the shop drawings or will I do that?
    This is one characteristic where cabinet design can make or break the feel and usefulness of your cabinets, particularly in the kitchen. It is highly recommend that you get input by a professional on this subject. Where you put pots and pans, linens, silverware, the dishwasher, sink etc can be exciting, but it can be overwhelming. You can be as detailed as you want to be! So find out who needs to supply this cabinet information.
  • What is behind the cabinet doors?
    This can be tricky because when you approve a drawing, many times the number of shelves or slide out drawers or trash bin receivers, and many other items are left out. Make sure you know what is included.
  • How long does the cabinet maker or Contra Costa cabinet company think it will take to make and install the new home cabinetry?
  • Is the installation included in the cost?
    The installation of the cabinets is a big factor, and it is usually preferred for the cabinet maker to install. This way any mistakes or adjustments will be their responsibility. Also remember to ask if the knobs and pulls will be installed by them also.
  • What materials will you use in making cabinetry for my home?
    Plywood for the cases and solid hardwood for the face frames are a definite must for durability.

All the time it takes to choose the right cabinets for your home will be well worth the usefulness. So on this cabinet purchase, make sure you relax and enjoy the process and beauty of selecting your own an amazing set of cabinets.

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  • What To Ask References
    Questions for Former Clients of Local Cabinetry Companies

    It is best to select a Diamond Certified cabinet maker because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. If you want quality from cabinets in Contra Costa County, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies.

    And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews. That’s because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

    If you do call references on your own, specifically ask for a list of the company’s ten most recent customers. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied.

    Questions you may want to ask include:

    • Did the cabinet company you hired finish the work on time?
    • Did the Contra Costa County cabinet contractor keep you up-to-date with the status of the project? Or did you have to call in order to get information?
    • If you live in a smaller towns such as Blackhawk, Byron, Rodeo, and West Pittsburg, did they charge extra to travel to your home?
    • Did the company show up on time?
    • Did they clean up after completing the job?
    • When you need new cabinets in the future, will you consider hiring this cabinet maker again?
    • Would you recommend this cabinet company to your friends and family?
    • Were you satisfied with the services from _(Contra Costa cabinet company name)_?
    • What type of cabinets did they do for you (i.e. custom cabinets, garage cabinets, wood cabinets, glass cabinets, wall cabinets, specialty cabinets, cabinets for kitchens)?
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  • Review Your Options
    Selecting the Right Cabinet Company for You in Contra Costa County

    The Diamond Certified symbol has been awarded to companies that scored Highest in Quality in an accurate ratings process.

    Your choice of a cabinet company is an important concern. More expensive companies do not necessarily offer better value. On the same token, cheaper companies may not provide the service that you want. It’s important to understand that every cabinet company will build the cabinets a little differently. Some will be able to customize their approach to your needs a little better. Ask for a specific cleaning checklist of exactly what your cabinet will include.

    Before making a final decision on the best cabinet company in Contra Costa County for you, it’s important to consider the following questions.

    • What are the billing practices of the cabinet company?
    • When was the last time rates were raised? It is important to understand how often the costs of the cabinet company are raised so that you are not surprised in the future by unexpected increases in the cost of new cabinets.
    • Can a cabinet company in Contra Costa County provide your requirements for scheduling and customer service?
    • Is the cabinet company devoted to your satisfaction?
    • Does the cabinetry company excel in kitchen cabinetry, bathroom cabinets, storage cabinets, or cabinet doors?
    • What does the cabinet company offer that is specific to my needs?
    • Is the cabinet company bonded and insured?
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  • How To Work With
    Considerations Before Signing a Contract with a Cabinetry Company in Contra Costa County

    Contra Costa County cabinet companies you trust for regular or one-time only cabinet services should give you peace of mind. First, you will want to meet with the cabinet company representative and explain the services you are wanting. Be as detailed as possible, and remember: the representative should never rush you. Itis important to answer their questions and listen to their suggestions and observations, just as itis important for them to listen to you and answer your questions.

    Ask for an explanation if you donit understand what the cabinet representative is telling you or if they are using language and terms you canit understand. You should completely comprehend the services offered, policies, fees and guarantees before you sign an agreement or leave the cabinet shop.

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  • Be a Good Customer
    Being a Good Customer When Working With Contra Costa Cabinetmakers

    It’s the cabinet company’s responsibility put in quality cabinets using the best possible cabinet installation techniques. But you play a big part in the success of your new home cabinets, too.

    Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring an Contra Costa County cabinet shop that serves the major cities of Richmond, Concord, Pleasant Hill and Martinez.

    • Before you hire a cabinet builder in Contra Costa County, restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate to the cabinet representative your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local cabinet companies occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
    • Ask your cabinet representative if you should call to check on the progress or if he will call you with updates.
    • Be sure your service representative has a phone number where they can reach you at all times while they’re building and installing cabinets. The work will move along more smoothly if your cabinet representative can reach you for any necessary updates, questions or work authorizations.
    • When your contractor contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the cabinets on schedule.
    • Pay for the cabinets work promptly.
    • Be clear and upfront with the cabinet company. Let them know what you want from your cabinets, the long-term outcome you’re expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.
    • Remember, a friendly smile goes a long way.

    Why would you want to be a good customer? Cabinet companies in Contra Costa County gain customers who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Your good customer behavior sets the tone from your end and creates an environment conducive to a good relationship. Things may very well go smoother and any problems may be more easily resolved.

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Check The Work
Use the Invoice to Verify the Completed Cabinet Installation

When the cabinets are finished, most good Contra Costa County cabinet builders will give you a written invoice that details the completed work.

A typical invoice usually includes:

  • The cabinet contractor’s name, physical address and license number.
  • A list of all cabinetry services performed.
  • An itemized list of all new cabinets and the supplies purchased.
  • The total cost for cabinet services, including the amount due for labor and cabinet installation.
  • Any applicable warranties or guarantees provided by the home cabinet manufacturers and the cabinet installation company.

It’s a good idea to compare the completed work to what was promised on the written invoice. Ask your company representative to walk through the job site with you and show you the work. Check what was done against the invoice.

During the walk-through, ask if there are any special instructions for maintaining your new cabinets. If you have questions about the work that was done or the materials used, this is the time to ask. After the installers leave the jobsite, it may be harder to get answers or to resolve misunderstandings that you didn’t clear up before issuing the final payment.

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Written Warranties
Protect Yourself with Written Guarantees from Local Cabinet Makers

The majority of good cabinet contractors offer some type of warranty on their work or on the materials they’ve used. This is especially true for custom cabinetry and new cabinet installation services.

For your protection and theirs, all warranty details should be provided to you in writing during the contract phase or at the completion of the cabinet installation job.

This written warranty information should include the following:

  • Your responsibility if you place a warranty claim (i.e., if you have to pay for labor or materials, or if you are required to pay a prorated amount).
  • Terms, limitations and exclusions on the cabinets, materials and workmanship.
  • If the warranties are transferable to the new owner if you sell your home.
  • The contractors’ name, physical address and state contractor’s license number.
  • What products and services are covered. This should also include whether the cabinet contractor will replace or repair your new cabinets in the event of a product failure.
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Top 10 Requests
Popular Contra Costa County Cabinetry Services

Good cabinetmakers and cabinet companies in Contra Costa County provide all types of cabinet services. However, some services are more common than others.

The following are the most familiar requests for local cabinet companies.

Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets
Cabinets for kitchens that are available for purchase that are ‘ready to finish’. These require you to paint or stain them on your own after purchase.

Cabinet Doors
Cabinet doors are barriers for opening and closing cabinets. Cabinet doors come in many different styles.

New Kitchen Cabinets in Contra Costa County
Various styles of cupboards or cabinets for kitchens.

Used Kitchen Cabinets
Cabinets that have been taken out of a house that are still in good condition. These can be used again and are more economical for the buyer.

Pantry Cabinet Installation
Cabinets for the small room or closet, usually off the kitchen. The pantry is where food, tableware, linens, and similar items are stored.

Furniture Cabinets
Cabinets that can be used as furniture.

Office Cabinets
Cabinets that are intended for use in an office.

Medicine Cabinets
Cabinet that holds medicines and toiletries. The medicine cabinet is usually in the bathroom.

Built In Cabinets
Cabinets that are built in, that is constructed as part of a larger unit; not detachable.

Bathroom Cabinets
A bathroom cabinet is a cabinet in the bathroom. It is often placed above a sink or toilet and is made to hold hygiene products, toiletries, and medications.

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Glossary Of Terms
Glossary of Cabinet Construction and Cabinet Installation Terms

Below are key cabinet terms and descriptions that will help you better communicate with your cabinet contractor or cabinetmaker as you plan, purchase and install new home cabinetry.

adjustable cabinet shelves
Adjustable shelves are placed in an assortment of predrilled holes in a various range of layouts.

Also known as: cabinet shelves, pull out cabinet shelves, cabinet shelving, rolling cabinet shelves, cabinet with shelves, cabinets shelves, roll out cabinet shelves, sliding cabinet shelves

bathroom cabinets
A bathroom cabinet is a cabinet in the bathroom. It is often placed above a sink or toilet and is made to hold hygiene products, toiletries, and medications.

Also known as: modern bathroom cabinets, bathroom sink cabinet, bathroom cabinets and vanities, bathroom vanity cabinet, bathroom vanities, corner bathroom cabinets, small bathroom cabinets, vanity bathroom cabinets, bathroom vanity cabinets, bathroom cabinet, bathroom storage cabinet, wall mounted bathroom cabinets, bathroom medicine cabinets with mirrors, cabinets bathroom

bridge cabinets
A cabinet that is used to cover an open space above an appliance, like a refrigerator.

Also known as: covered bridge cabinets

built in cabinets
Cabinets that built in, that is constructed as part of a larger unit; not detachable.

Also known as: built in kitchen cabinets, built in desk cabinets, built in bathroom cabinets, built in bookcases cabinets, built in storage cabinets, custom built in cabinets, built in corner cabinets, built in closet cabinets, built in cabinets, built in cabinet, built in bar cabinets, built in cabinets around fireplace, built in medicine cabinets, built in pantry cabinets, built ins, built in tv cabnets, built in cabinets pictures, built in bathroom vanities, cabinets bathroom

cabinet doors
These doors are barriers for opening and closing cabinets. Cabinet doors come in many different styles.

cam and bolt hardware
Hardware that is used to connect the top, the bottom, and the sides of kitchen cabinets.

Also known as: fasteners, metric fasteners, specialty fasteners, caber bolt, metric nuts, ubolts, stainless steel fasteners, screws and fasteners

crown molding
Decorative molding that is applied at the top of kitchen cabinets.

Also known as custom crown molding, crown molding corners, kitchen cabinet crown molding, celling crown molding, plaster crown molding, modern crown molding, maple crown molding, crown molding designs, wood crown molding

custom cabinets
Cabinets that are designed and made specifically for your kitchen. They come in a wide selection of sizes, shapes, and finishes. Custom cabinets represent the high end of kitchen quality and cost. They can feature any number of wood types and a wide variety of construction and aesthetic detailing.

Also known as: custom kitchen cabinets, custom cabinet makers, semi custom cabinets, custom made cabinets, custom cabinet, custom bathroom cabinets, custom cabinet doors, custom built cabinets, kitchen custom cabinets, advanced custom cabinets, custom office cabinets, storage cabinets

edge band
A piece of material that is applied to the edge of a board or door. This band is used to to seal and cover the surface.

Also known as: wood edge banding, edge banding trimmer, edge banding, plastic edge banding, vinyl edge banding, edge banding veneer, iron on edge banding, wood veneer edge banding, birch edge banding, metal edge banding, aluminum edge banding, veneer edge banding, edge banding plywood

framed kitchen cabinets
Usually referred to as traditional cabinets. These cabinets consist of a front frame with rails and stiles around the opening to the cabinet.

Also known as: kitchen cabinets, stainless steel kitchen cabinets, pine kitchen cabinets, modern kitchen cabinets, wood kitchen cabinets, framing kitchen cabinets, kitchen cabinet frames, maple kitchen cabinets, contemporary kitchen cabinets, kitchen cabinet frame

frameless kitchen cabinets
Cabinets that have doors which cover the entire cabinet face. These are commonly referred to as an overlay door. With frameless kitchen cabinetry, the front of the cabinet is not blocked by any frames. It is also well-known as “European Styling”, it allows for more storage space and wider drawers.

Also known as: European styling, frameless kitchen cabinet manufacturers, quality kitchen cabinets,

fixed cabinet shelves
Fixed shelves canit be moved up or down. These shelves are constructed into the kitchen cabinet.

Also known as: server rack shelves, computer rack shelves, industrial cabinets, cabinet with shelves, garage storage, rack shelf, cabinet shelf, rack shelves, server rack shelf, metal storage cabinet, garage shelving rack mount shelf, metal storage shelf, rackmount shelf, rack shelf, storage cabinets

fluted rail
A decorative molding that is used to highlight areas between cabinets.

Also known as: kitchen rail, kitchen bath, kitchen bath designs, accessories bath, bathroom rail, bathroom furniture and accessories

furniture cabinets
Cabinets that can be used as furniture.

Also known as: furniture cabinets, bathroom cabinets, medicine cabinets, laundry room cabinets, custom cabinets, unfinished cabinets, bathroom vanity cabinets, corn cabinets, wall cabinets, tall kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, cabinet furniture, cabinet kitchen, cabinets bathroom

A process of staining that creates highlights on natural wood cabinets.

Also known as: coyte glazes, cermic glazes, clay glazes, glaze, paint, glaze pens, glazed, crackle glaze, stoneware glazes, cabinet glazing services

A finishing process intentionally creating an uneven, inconsistent look. This process applies an accent stain over the entire door, and then wipes it off, leaving some light to dark tones in the corners, door grooves and wood grains which creates an overall glazed finish.

Also known as: glass glazing, glazing cabinets, glass and glazing, commercial glazing, glazing companies, glazing systems, polycarbonate glazing, glazing tape, glazing tools, glazing tape, polycarbonate glazing, plastic glazing, fire rated glazing, double glazing

kitchen cabinets
Various styles of cupboards or cabinets for kitchens.

Also known as: cabinets for kitchen, kitchen cabinets, cabinets kitchen, cabinet kitchen, kitchen cabinet, kitchen cabinetry, cabinet furniture

light rail
A decorative molding that is usually applied to the bottom of wall cabinets. This molding provides a finished look.

medicine cabinets
Cabinet that holds medicines and toiletries. The medicine cabinet is usually in the bathroom.

Also known as: medicine cabinet, bathroom cabinets, laundry room cabinets, custom cabinets, unfinished cabinets, cabinet furniture, cabinets bathroom, storage cabinets

Medium Density Fiberboard n This is a type of engineered wood.

Also known as: mdf board, medium density fiberboard, mdf board, mdf sheet, mdf board sizes, mdf mouldings, laminated mdf, mdf wood, mdf material, particle board, mdf door, mdf panel, mdf wall panels, veneer mdf, mdf panels, mdf paneling, mdf particle board, moisture resistant mdf, painting mdf

office cabinets
Cabinets that are intended for use in an office.

Also known as: wall cabinets, bathroom cabinets, custom made cabinets, storage cabinets, cabinets bathroom, cabinet furniture

pantry cabinet
Cabinets for the small room or closet, usually off the kitchen. The pantry is where food, tableware, linens, and similar items are stored.

Also known as: kitchen cabinets, pantry cabinets, kitchen pantry cabinet, pantry organizers, kitchen pantry, pantry shelving, pantry organization, pantry storage, freestanding pantry, kitchen cabinets, kitchen cabinetry, storage cabinets

An engineered board that is made from wood.

Also known as: particle board, mdf, plywood, particleboard underlayment, mdf wood, medium density particleboard, chipboard, particleboard density, fire rated particleboard, thin particle board

pulls, knobs, and handles
Pieces of hardware that are attached to kitchen cabinets, doors, or drawer fronts. They are used to open the cabinet.

Also known as: cabinet knobs and handles, kitchen pull knobs, drawer pulls, furniture pulls and knobs, kitchen knobs and handles

semi-custom cabinets
Cabinets that are factory-produced in common sizes. These cabinets will include special adaptations, such as stained-glass inserts, specially designed storage features, and possibly extensions that fill small gaps in the layout. Custom and semi-custom cabinets are tailor-made and require your payment up front. With semi-custom cabinets, you make your choice from the manufacturer’s inventory of standard sizes and types (with widths in 3-inch increments) rather than having them made to your personal specifications.

Also known as: semi custom cabinets, custom kitchen cabinets, semi custom kitchen cabinets, custom cabinet, custom bath cabinets, custom cabinet maker, semi custom cabinetry, stock cabinets, cabinet furniture

shelf pins
Metal or plastic pieces of hardware that the shelf sits on.

Also known as: shelf pin, shelf support pins, shelf supports, 5mm shelf pins, glass shelf pins, plastic shelf clips, 3mm shelf pins, shelf brackets, bookcase shelf pins, shelf pin jig, shelf pins and supports, shelf pin template

soffit spacer
Molding that is applied at the top of kitchen cabinets to allow for the door clearance.

Also known as: aluminum soffit, soffit ventilation, metal soffit, aluminum soffit installation, eve vents, fiber cement soffit, aluminum soffit

This finish is applied to natural wood cabinets and enhances their color and protection.

Also known as: wood stain colors, stains, kitchen cabinet stain colors, staining cabinets, cabinet stain colors, cabinet staining, cabinet stains, stain cabinets, kitchen cabinets stain, oak cabinet stains, kitchen cabinet stains, wood stain, staining wood, stain wood cabinets

stock cabinets
This refers to factory-made cabinets in standard sizes and shapes. These are kept in a manufacturer’s or retailer’s inventory. To lessen warehousing space, choices are kept to a minimum with a few common sizes and one or two wood species. This section of the market has diminished substantially in recent years because of the improved affordability of semi-custom cabinets.

Also known as: kitchen cabinets in stock, cabinets in stock, stock cabinetry, cabinets stock, stock cabinet doors, in stock cabinets, stock kitchen cabinets, stock cabinet

A vinyl material which is pressed and sealed onto an engineered board.

Also known as: thermofoil cabinet, thermofoil cabinet doors, white thermofoil cabinets, rigid thermofoil, cabinet door

toe kick
A type of molding that is used to cover the open space under a kitchen cabinet.

Also known as: cabinet toe kicks, kitchen toe kick, kitchen cabinet toe kick, toe kick dimensions

unfinished kitchen cabinets
Kitchen cabinets that are available for purchase that are iready to finishi. These require you to paint or stain them on your own after purchase.

Also known as: unfinished kitchen cabinet, unfinished kitchen cabinetry, unfinished, cabinets kitchen, unfinished cabinet kitchen

used kitchen cabinets
Cabinets that have been taken out of a house that are still in good condition. These can be used again and are more economical for the buyer.

Also known as: kitchen cabinets liquidators, used kitchen cabinet, second hand kitchen cabinets, rustic kitchen cabinets, used kitchen cabinet doors, cabinet door, cabinets kitchen, used cabinets kitchen, used cabinet kitchen, used kitchen cabinet, used kitchen cabinetry

A thin piece of wood that is usually laminated or glued onto a piece of engineered board.

Also known as: veneer supplies, oak veneer, wood veneer sheets, birch veneer, wood veneer, exotic wood veneer, veneer wood sheets, wood veneers, wood veneer panels, wood veneer paper, walnut burl veneer, quilted maple veneer, hardwood veneer, maple veneer, pine veneer, plywood veneer, self adhesive veneer

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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ for Local Cabinetmakers and Cabinet Companies

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified cabinet company?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a cabinet professional with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country’s most in-depth rating process. Only cabinet companies rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can’t pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you’ll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified cabinet company.

Q: Can cabinet companies match my existing cabinets and furniture?
A: Yes, there is a good chance that your existing custom or modular cabinet style and color can be matched. Cabinet professionals have access to a wide variety of door and drawer front styles. Also species of wood, stain, and paint colors are no problem at all. The existing cabinetry is measured so that all aspects of your current cabinets can be matched.

Q: Are green cabinets an affordable option?
A: Green cabinets are becoming more affordable. These cabinets offer completely formaldehyde free solvent or water based paints, finishes, and stains. It is definitely worth checking prices in your area if you are interested in going green. You may also be interested in the green cabinetry option of installing upcycled cabinets, refurbished cabinets or reclaimed cabinetry.

Q. Can cabinets I find in a magazine be duplicated?
A. Cabinet workers welcome any pictures you may have that will help convey your thoughts about your cabinets. Custom cabinet makers have the flexibility and expertise to design and build most any traditional style wood cabinet.

Q: What’s the difference between custom cabinets and store-bought cabinets?
A: Custom cabinets are unique and made specifically your home. With home center stores, you will be limited by a manufacturer’s catalog; however, the prices for store-bought cabinets will typically be less expensive than for custom cabinets.

Q: How long will I be without my kitchen when installing cabinets?
A: This will depend on the size of the project. Installing the cabinets will usually take one to two days to complete. After that is completed, the countertop and flooring can get started. These two items usually take about two to three weeks to complete. Lastly, appliances and plumbing are installed. If everything goes as planned, kitchen cabinets will take approximately four weeks to complete.

Q: When do I need to start picking out my cabinets?
A. It is never too early to start, but if you wait too long, you may delay installation. Generally, If building a new house, you should have most of your design decisions made by the time the house has the roof work is complete. When the dry wall is installed, all measurements will be confirmed, and they can begin construction on your cabinets.

Q: Is there a difference between kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets?
A: The main difference is size. Kitchen cabinets characteristically have a 24 inch depth and bathroom cabinets are usually 21 inches deep. Bathroom cabinets are also usually 6 inches shorter than kitchen cabinets; however, bathroom cabinets are now available the same height as kitchen cabinets. Taller bathroom cabinets are now preferred so as not to have to bend so far.

Q: What can I use to clean my new cabinets?
A: Your cabinets need to be treated, cleaned and maintained wisely with quality materials.

  • Don’t let water, chemicals (detergents, ammonia, etc.) and hot or acidic food spills to set on your cabinets. Remember to immediately wipe up spills as quickly as possible or it
  • Use a soft cloth. Do not use any coarse or abrasive materials as they may dull the finish or they could even leave scratches that can’t be removed. You should definitely avoid scouring pads and brushes.
  • Use soapy water or mild all-purpose cleaner without ammonia, or oil soap cleaners made for wood components. Don’t use products that contain ammonia, strong solvent cleaners, paint thinner or any other harsh cleaning chemicals to clean your new cabinets.
  • Use high quality polish that is especially formulated for fine furniture and cabinetry. Don’t use wax or any polish that has silicone. Wax can build up on the surface and causes yellowing; silicones smudge and highlight fingerprints, and this can only be removed with extreme measures.
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