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Choosing the right cabinet company: Questions to ask!


When selecting a custom cabinet company for your home, asking the right questions can make all the difference. Custom cabinets can transform your space, adding functionality, beauty, and value to your home. To ensure you choose the right company for your needs, here are some key questions to ask:

What is your experience with custom cabinets? – Understanding the company’s background and experience in crafting custom cabinets can give you confidence in their ability to meet your needs.

Walker Woodworking’s answer: Since 2000, Walker Woodworking has built a reputation of quality craftsmanship, service, and dedication to bring you the finest materials, the latest innovations, and the very best cabinet designs for your entire home or business.

Can I see examples of your previous work? – Viewing past projects can give you a sense of the company’s style, craftsmanship, and attention to detail.

Walker Woodworking’s answer: Absolutely! We take pride in every project we’ve built. From gun rooms, reeded doors, the largest projects to the smallest! Check out our projects here:

Do you offer design services? – Some custom cabinet companies offer design services to help you create a layout and style that fits your space and aesthetic preferences.

Walker Woodworking’s answer: Greenbrook Design, our showroom and design center, can provide all your design services, from cabinetry layouts and renderings to countertop selections. 

What materials do you use? – The quality of the materials used in your cabinets can impact their durability and appearance. Ensure the company uses high-quality materials that fit your budget and style.

Walker Woodworking’s answer: At Walker Woodworking, our quality, custom, hand-crafted woodworking makes the difference between an ordinary house and an extraordinary home. Quality is the foundation for everything we do. Our craftsmen use only the finest materials from Columbia Forest Products – no paper interiors, particle board, melamine, or fillers – to create durable, beautiful, quality cabinets and furniture.

Choose from the following selection of quality woods to create a look that suits your style and preferences. Rustic grade is available for all of these.

Cherry is an elegant, multi-colored hardwood. In its raw state, it has a pinkish-brown hue with occasional shades of white, green, pink, or gray. Cherry is excellent for traditional and formal décor.

Alder is a preferred wood for furniture. Ranking second only to oak as the most commonly used wood, alder offers the look of many fine hardwoods at a value price.

Maple has a tight, smooth, even grain that is predominantly off-white, making it popular for contemporary décor.

Mahagony ranges from tan to reddish-brown and may display stripe, ribbon, rope, ripple, or blister figures. Its stability and resistance to decay make this wood ideal for high-quality cabinetry and furniture.

Sapele is a reddish-brown wood that is very popular as a decorative surface veneer for high-grade furniture such as bookcases and cabinets.

Teak is a tropical hardwood valued for its durability and water resistance. It is most often used for outdoor cabinetry.

Oak has a prominent open grain with colors from white to yellow to reddish-brown. Oak is excellent for casual or country décor.

Do you offer any warranties or guarantees? – Warranties can provide peace of mind, knowing the company stands behind their work.

Walker Woodworking’s answer: 

Yes! When purchasing Walker Woodworking cabinets, you get a lifetime warranty!

How do you handle installation? Knowing who will install your cabinets and how the process will be managed can help ensure a smooth installation.

Walker Woodworking’s answer: 

We do not sacrifice anything to build your cabinets, so why would we handle our installation differently? After all, who is better qualified to install your new custom-made cabinets or built-ins than the same craftspeople who built them? At Walker Woodworking, our professional installation crew ensures the finished project is installed precisely according to your requirements and approved design plans.

Every project is unique. Preparation for installation may depend on construction progress or other work that must be completed before we can install your cabinets. Our team will gladly coordinate with your contractor or your selected sub-contractors to plan for efficient cabinet installation.

Walker Woodworking can also suggest other specialists to our clients for appliances, lighting, flooring, countertops, and overall interior design.

Can you provide references? – Speaking with past clients can give you valuable insights into the company’s professionalism, communication, and overall satisfaction with the finished product.

Walker Woodworking’s answer: With thousands of kitchen and bath projects completed, our customers are still our #1 priority! You can see references and testimonials here. Or visit our Google review page! 

How do you handle customization requests? – If you have specific customization requests, such as unique sizes or finishes, it’s essential to understand how the company will accommodate them.

Walker Woodworking’s answer: 

Custom cabinets are built to your specifications, so they can be anything you want! We start with your floorplan window and door locations when designing custom cabinets. We then determine your appliance preferences and custom design your cabinets around that, incorporating all your accessory and storage ideas. We 

What areas do you service? – it’s essential to make sure the company you are inquiry is about to meet every expectation you have, especially with location. They may build your cabinetry, but installing it may be challenging if you are out of their service area. 

Walker Woodworking’s answer: 

The following counties and cities are ones in which we have experience working, but we are open to these! With our manufacturing plant and design showroom conveniently located in Shelby, NC, we can serve lower North Carolina and upper South Carolina. Our mission is to build relationships with our clients, so whatever your preference is, we encourage you to call, email, or stay in touch on social media!

Cleveland County, NC 

Mecklenburg County, NC 

Buncombe County, NC

Catawba County, NC 

Henderson County, NC 

Polk County, NC 

Iredell County, NC 

Gaston County, NC 

Rowen County, NC 

York County, SC 

Spartanburg County, SC 

Greenville County, SC

Burke County, NC 

Rutherford County, NC 

Watauga County, NC 

Union County, NC 

By asking these questions, you can make a more informed decision when choosing a custom cabinet company, ensuring you get the cabinets of your dreams that will enhance your home for years.