Custom Cabinet FAQ In Indio, CA

Frequently Asked Questions
What is European style cabinetry?
European style cabinetry, more commonly referred to as frameless or frameless full-overlay construction, is a cleaner, simpler style of construction. European-style cabinets can be suited for a variety of styles, whether traditional, contemporary, transitional or eclectic in nature.
What's the difference between your cabinets and those I can find at a major retailer?
In addition to superior craftsmanship, Precision Works offers endless customization. We build your cabinet order just for you. But most important are the benefits of working with a local, family-owned business and a well-trained professional staff.
How much should I plan to spend on my cabinetry?
It is difficult to declare an "average" price for a kitchen, as options allow us to create so many different combinations. Typically and for budgeting purposes, it's safe to say that you can expect to spend about $7,000 to $12,000 for a starter kitchen and about $25,000 to $35,000 for a well-outfitted custom kitchen. It's not unusual for some of our clients to spend upwards of $75,000 to $100,000 or more to remodel an existing kitchen, especially if we are providing cabinetry for other rooms such as a library, laundry room, baths, etc.

I'm already working with an interior designer (or a kitchen designer). Do I still need a designer?
Our staff has very specific knowledge of how our cabinetry works in the overall scheme of a design. Our staff happily works with interiors designer to harmonize every detail, granted they have technical knowledge of specific design parameters.

I am remodeling my kitchen, but not changing the footprint. How can I maximize my storage space?

You can increase your storage space up to 30 percent just by using adjustable shelves and under-mount slides available on new cabinetry, all available at Precision Works.

What wood should I choose?
We offer many different wood types—Beech, Cherry, Maple, Hickory, Alder or Knotty Alder and Red or White Oak. Since each wood has its own unique qualities, our staff can help you choose the wood and finish that best fits your idea of a dream kitchen.

How long will it take to get my cabinets?
The manufacturing process typically takes about four to six weeks from the time you sign the purchase contract, but it may take longer depending on production times. We ask that our customers please allow sufficient time in construction schedule for cabinet design, delivery and installation.

Who delivers my new cabinets?
Employees of Precision Works will deliver new cabinets in company trucks to ensure proper handling. The cabinets are wrapped at the factory and handled with great care in transit.

Who will install my cabinets?
All of the installers are employed by Precision Works, and take great pride in their work. While you have the option of installing them yourself or with your contractor, we cannot insure proper installation unless our team completes it, as it is their expertise.

How do I pay for my cabinet order?

We require a 50 percent down payment payable by cash or check. Another 30 percent is due on the initial delivery and installation of your cabinets. The balance is due at the conclusion of the project.

Do you provide the cabinet knobs and pulls?
Because of the many choices in hardware, both design and cost, cabinet hardware is not included with your cabinets. Our showroom is always open to customers to view our full line of handles and knobs. Some of our clients prefer the look of unadorned doors, which we can accommodate by incorporating a finger pull into the doors and drawers in lieu of knobs and pulls.

What will our staff do for you?
Our staff will ask all the right questions to help determine your wants and needs. It's their job to know all the ins and outs of your kitchen design, from the practical necessities of plumbing and electricity to the purely aesthetic considerations of color and finish choice.

Will your staff help me decide on flooring and appliances, too?
Our staff is very familiar with most appliance manufacturers and can help you determine your specific needs. They can help you narrow down the vast array of choices and steer you toward the appliance types that will make your new kitchen efficient and beautiful. While flooring and tile choices are typically left up to experts in those fields, our experienced staff can provide a helpful opinion about all aspects of your project.

What happens if something goes wrong?

Call our office at your earliest convenience and explain your concerns. We will confer with the Precision Works team to answer your questions and resolve any issue in a timely manner.

How should I care for my cabinets?
We use high quality, advanced solid-color and/or wood grain vinyl materials for our thermofoil cabinets. The State of the Art Laminating process results in a seamless surface that looks like paint but is extremely resistant to chipping, cracking and most household chemicals. For easy cleanup, just wipe with a damp cloth and a mild detergent.
Clean all spills immediately using a soft cloth and clear water. Remove oil, grease, or other general soil that does not respond to water alone with a non-abrasive cleaner. Tough stains may be cleaned using a soft cloth dampened with a "409" or "Simple Green" type cleanser. However, cleaners with acetone, ethyl alcohol or mineral oils should not be used. Do not wax or polish these surfaces or use harsh detergents, abrasive cleaners, or bleach, as these substances can damage the laminate surface and impair its protective qualities. Routine cleaning will help prevent long-term damage from smoke and grease. They should be avoided because they can form a hard film over time, dulling the finish.

Do interior environments affect wood cabinets?
Wood expands and contracts normally as it adjusts to its new environment. This can also occur in season changes with the use of heat or air conditioning in your home.

Why do my cabinets look darker as they get older?

As with most natural materials, wood cabinetry will gradually darken or mellow in response to aging, light and UV sunlight exposure. Usually you will not notice this subtle aging process unless, in a few years time you compare your cabinets to brand new ones.