CABINET FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Just like purchasing a new car or home – cabinet pricing varies dramatically. Entry-level cabinets are less expensive than cabinets with special finishes, facing details and upgraded storage features. Capitol Granite Design Center offers cabinetry that fits most any budget and style. Schedule a professional consultation with us to learn more.
Depending on how complex the job is, your order time may vary. On average it takes the manufacturer three weeks to build your new cabinets. We will work with you to schedule your cabinet installation based on the arrival of all materials before we demo your existing space. Our mission is to install your new kitchen within five days so you aren’t going weeks without the ability to prepare and cook meals.
We can certainly start with a sketch provided by you. By providing a sketch you can help shorten the time needed to design the final kitchen remodel layout. However, we will always do our own measurements using a laser template to verify that the design will work and to ensure everything will fit appropriately.
In many cases, we can find cabinetry that is compatible with your existing cabinets or furniture. For our Legacy line, finishes can be custom blended by Sherwin Williams, who provides all finishes for this manufacturer.
Certain construction features are an indication of quality cabinets. You should look for things such as finished backs on all cabinets, drawer guides that also support the drawer bottom, conversion varnish (not lacquer) finishes, multi-way adjustable hinges, adjustable shelves, and a wide range of heights and depths. Newer convenience features include “soft-close” hinges and drawers, multi-function drawer systems, and optional task lighting.
While popular cabinet styles and trends vary from year to year, traditional raised-panel, shaker panel, or flat panel are always a few favorites due to their affordability, durability and timeless look. A current trend is a “stand-alone” furniture look that allows for highly customized design features using cabinetry from major manufacturers.
Capitol Granite Design Center carries product from several manufacturers across the price spectrum whose cabinets are certified under the Environmental Stewardship Program developed by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association. If you are interested in eco-friendly cabinetry options, ask us about our options.
Ten years ago there was a major difference in the finishes and sizes available from custom cabinetmakers compared to the stock manufacturers. Today, many “stock” cabinet manufacturers offer custom sizing and finishes that often rival and even exceed the capabilities of a local custom cabinet shop. Many styles of cabinets include the ability to factory modify the cabinet to your custom dimensions.
Capitol Granite Design Center does not charge a measure fee or a design fee for a first design or estimate. In some cases, where multiple design revisions are requested, a design retainer may be requested. That retainer is then credited in full to the final cost of the job.
Capitol Granite Design Center specializes in the whole kitchen remodeling process. This includes the moving of electrical, plumbing, and walls if necessary. Your project manager and contractors on the job site are employees of the company with exception of plumbing and electrical when working inside walls/floors/ceiling. We have strong working relationships with those trades to ensure that your experience a great one.
We work with a number of reputable remodelers and can provide cabinets through your contractor or directly to you for your kitchen or bath remodeling project or room addition. We also work with many custom home builders who consult with our designers to assure that the layouts for kitchen cabinets, bath cabinets, and other cabinetry are chosen to properly fit the budget and space. We will coordinate directly with your builder and also consult directly with you.
All of our kitchen cabinets have sturdy 3/4″ thick doors.
Base cabinets are 24″ deep. Wall cabinets are 12″ deep, unless otherwise noted. Standard vanity depth is 21″.
Absolutely! Our cabinetry is built to support any type of stone or other countertop material.
No holes are drilled. Handles and knobs are not included.
You can buy directly from us! We will work with you and your building professional to design, build, deliver and install your cabinets.
For minor stain and finish touch-ups on your cabinets, we recommend our touch-up kits. One will be included with your remodel.
We offer a large variety of door styles and finishes; over 750 combinations! Our selection allows you to choose the design elements and layout that fit your lifestyle.
Where appropriate, mortise and tenon, and dovetail.
Yes, we offer a full overlay door. This style is quite popular with our Legacy line!
We offer many types of countertop materials, including natural stone, like marble and granite. We also carry quartz, solid surface, recycled surfaces and butcher block. You can view some of our selection online. For nearly a decade and a half, we have specialized in countertops. Capitol Granite is the largest and most automated countertop manufacturer in Virginia. Have more questions about countertops? Read our Countertop FAQs.
Yes, if we are doing your full remodel, our professional installation team will install your cabinetry. In addition, we will install the countertops if we are fabricating them. To save time in the remodeling process your entire kitchen is measured using laser precision through the use of a digital templating arm; resulting in much greater accuracy. This technology allows us to design and make the countertop while the cabinets are on order to minimize your down-time……no one wants to do dishes in the bathtub or eat out for 30 days in a row!
No. Refacing is a time-consuming journey that typically costs as much as new cabinets.