FAQ: How to Choose a Cabinet Dealer?

December 3, 2018

Choosing the right professionals for your home renovation can be a daunting task.  However, if your cabinet dealer meets these five qualifications, you can rest assured you are in expert hands.

  1. Qualified Design Staff:

The design staff should consist of NKBA Certified Kitchen Designers.  CKD’s are required to maintain continuing education in order to stay up to date with industry standards and best practices.   An expert kitchen designer will also employ state-of-the-art drafting and rendering software over the course of your project.  They will generate realistic visualizations of your kitchen throughout the design process and provide precise & detailed plan drawings to cabinet installers and your general contractor.

  1. Elite Product Range:

Not all cabinets are created equal.  Your cabinet dealer should have access to the industry’s best cabinetry from nationally recognized brands.  Cabinetry of such caliber is built to last and warrantied accordingly.  It is not just a commodity, but an investment in your home equity. Furthermore, as a discerning client you deserve to choose from the full range of unique and proprietary design options on the market today.

  1. Install-Inclusive Contract:

Installation of your cabinetry and final hardware should be provided by the cabinet dealer in order to ensure the design is executed exactly as specified.  An established chain of accountability from designer to factory to installer ensures all aspects of a project are accomplished quickly and correctly.

  1. Rapport with Other Trades:

Your cabinetry dealer must collaborate effectively with your contractor, architect & designer. This ensures that relevant structural & aesthetic factors are accounted for and that the sequence of events from planning to execution is clearly defined and expedited.  If you are having difficulty finding an architect, general contractor or other trade professional, you should be able to rely on your cabinetry vendor to provide a qualified referral.

  1. Reliable Customer Support:

A qualified cabinet dealer will maintain a knowledgeable and friendly office staff who are able to answer your questions on-demand.   A dealer should also have field technicians on-call for any needed service following the initial installation.  When a door needs alignment or a drawer-face needs a touch-up, a service technician should be just a call away.

Hundreds of clients have sought out our services and gone on to recommend us for years afterwards.  We attribute this to our commitment to these five qualifications. 

If it’s masterful kitchen design, top-tier cabinetry and expert installation that you want, you won’t find better than Packard Cabinetry!