Looking for a Cabinet Maker? Here’s what you need to know
A cabinet maker is a skilled craftsman who can tackle the hardest joints and fittings, or make a drawing come to life to completely transform your kitchen, bathroom, laundry or living space. According to Government definitions, a cabinet maker needs over three years of experience and a TAFE qualification to operate, along with a keen eye for technical specifications and an ability for practical and physical work. For more about the art of cabinet making, visit our blog here.
Deciding to renovate your cabinets or to get your cabinets professionally designed is a decision that will improve the value and living quality of your home. Although, finding the right cabinet maker can provide its own set of challenges. We are here to help. In this blog, you will find three main tips to consider when searching for the best cabinet maker for the job. Your cabinets need to stand the test of time to avoid crashing plates, broken doors or overflowing clothes, and your cabinet maker must know how to build cabinets that will remain strong, sturdy and stunning for years to come.
The best cabinet makers will have a reputation around their local area as well as a social media and online presence. A quick google search for ratings and reviews on the cabinet maker or their company will reveal their work ethic, customer service and the quality of their workmanship. There are a few more aspects you can explore to ensure the cabinet maker is the best fit for you.
- Their portfolio
Your cabinet maker should have a portfolio available for potential clients to see their history of completed jobs examples of what they can achieve. The more extensive and well planned the portfolio is, the more experienced and dedicated your cabinet maker may be. Your cabinet makers’ portfolio should be inspiring and insightful and leave you feeling confident in your potential cabinet maker, full of ideas about what they could achieve with your space. Additionally, it is important to enquire about the materials used. The best, most long-lasting and withstanding cabinets are made with top quality workmanship, hard-wearing finishes and superior wood, and your professional cabinet maker should use the best to create your cabinets.
- Pricing & Warranties
It’s important to remain within your budget when building or renovating, and the cabinets are no exception. Your ideal cabinet maker should work quickly and with quality materials to bring you a complete job promptly. The longer the job takes, the more it will cost, and an experienced cabinet maker will be realistic about the time frame and costs of materials you should expect. Don’t be afraid to enquire further about the quoted price or to seek a guarantee on their work. If your cabinet maker is willing to work within your budget and offer a guarantee on their services, you can have peace of mind that you’re getting a confident and efficient worker to create your cabinets.
- Their workspace
Ideally, your cabinet maker will have a workshop or showroom that is open to the public. A workshop allows the client to get up close and personal with the materials that will feature in their cabinet, as well as the type of workmanship implored by the cabinetmaker. Creating cabinets is a big and complicated process and most cabinet makers will have well-equipped facilities to provide the space and resources to support their cabinet creations. While visiting their showroom, take note of the materials used in their cabinets, the tidiness and organisation of the space, the attitude and friendliness of the staff, the style and creativity used in their designs, and the available opportunities to collaborate and be involved with your cabinet development.
Cabinet inspiration can be found among many corners of the internet and your cabinet maker should have the skills, technical eye, practical hand and dedication to make your cabinet dreams a reality. We have many sources of cabinet inspiration in our warehouse and showroom that is open and welcome to the public, along with our blog.
Our team of designers is ready to work with you to bring your cabinets to life. Dedicated to your image and individual style, we can work within your budget to create the style, functionality and top-quality cabinets that your kitchen, bathroom, laundry or living space needs. Our process, which can be explored here, has been tailor-made to suit you. Our team of cabinet makers works with craftsmanship and workmanship that can’t be beaten, and we’re ready to show you the difference that brand new cabinets can bring to your space. For more information or to get started on your journey to new cabinetry, click here to visit our contact page.