Install My Cabinets | Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions we are frequently asked about cabinet installation. We hope you will find this information helpful. If you still have a question that’s not answered here, give us a call at 952-746-7817 or contact us, and we will be happy to assist you.

1. Do you sell or make the cabinets?
If you do not already have someone you are working with, we have several trusted resources we can recommend who can provide cabinets for you.

2. I have a new bathroom cabinet to install – is this job too small?
If you have only one cabinet to install, we are more than happy to help you with that. However, we do have a minimum amount we charge due to the fact our installers need to travel to the job site, prepare and install.

3. Do I need to remove my old cabinets, or do you do that when you install new cabinets?
Not only can we remove your old cabinets and countertops, but we can also have them hauled away. We can disconnect your appliances and sinks for the install as well.

4. Can you design my kitchen for me?
We would love the opportunity to participate in your kitchen design! That is one of our passions: to design a kitchen that encompasses a homeowner’s dreams and vision for their space. We have many years of experience in kitchen design and remodeling and can help you every step of the way.

5. How long does an average installation take?
Depending on the style of kitchen, hardware and trim components, a kitchen cabinet installation will typically take 1-3 days. For bars, entertainment centers and bathrooms, the installation is typically less than 1 day.

6. Should the cabinets go in before or after flooring work?
This depends on the type of flooring you choose. If the flooring being used is hardwood finished in place or tile, we strongly suggest the cabinets be installed AFTER the flooring, but PRIOR to the final coating of the hardwood. If the flooring is a laminate or any other type of floating floor, it will always be the manufacturer’s recommendation to install the cabinets first, so the flooring isn’t pinched underneath the cabinets. If your project schedule requires your cabinets in place before the flooring, we can install plywood underneath your cabinets to elevate them to the correct height.

7. If I have cabinets installed on top of the countertop, will this require a second trip?
Although we can, and have, installed upper cabinets that sit on counters before countertop installation, it is best to install them after the countertop installation on a return trip. This does create a little extra cost, but it will give you the best overall project results.

8. If I’m doing enameled cabinets, is it better to have them finished off-site or on-site?
Quite often you will not have the option of finishing them on-site if they are pre-made, semi-custom cabinets. However, whenever the option does exist, you will get the best results by having them finished on site, so all seams, nail holes, joints and trim can be properly filled prior to enameling.