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Why is Design Important to Custom Cabinetry & Millwork?

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Design is a critical aspect of any home remodel; it’s what guides the entire project, from the initial concept to completion. That sentiment extends to your custom cabinetry and millwork too. In this case, design is fundamental to both the quality and the execution of your custom pieces.

Nothing explains this better than comparing custom cabinets to pre-fabricated cabinets. Purchasing cabinets from a box store like Home Depot means you’re getting a standard, run-of-the-mill cabinet. They’re not designed to fit your space, so you’ll likely need to use spacers to hide gaps between cabinets.

On the other hand, custom cabinets are designed and built to fit your space to a tee. There’s no wasted space and no awkward nooks and crannies. Ensuring the specifications are spot on is essential, which is why it’s so important to invest in a quality designer and cabinet maker.

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Where Can I Find a Designer to Design Custom Cabinets & Millwork for My Home?

If you’ve decided to go the custom route for cabinets and millwork, you already know doing so requires a bigger financial commitment. Therefore, it might be tempting to cut some costs by hiring the company with the cheapest quote to design and build your cabinets and millwork. But, believe me when I say this is not the place to skimp. The reason is as simple as this:

You get what you pay for.

Why would you want to risk your investment by hiring the cheapest company you can find to do the job? But, on that same note, a higher price tag doesn’t always mean better quality.

When hiring a custom cabinet maker, it’s important to do your homework. Don’t be afraid to shop around and compare quotes. It’s also helpful to consider things like:

Working with a reputable company with a proven track record will ensure your custom cabinets and millwork turn out just as you envisioned.

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Excel Builders Offers Superior Custom Cabinets & Millwork in the Twin Cities Metro

With Excel Builders, you get more than top-tier design-build services. You also get access to custom cabinets and millwork through our sister company, Artisan Cabinet Company. As an extension of the Excel Builders team, the craftsmen in our in-house cabinet shop work side-by-side with you and our designer to create custom cabinet solutions and millwork tailored to your home.

How Does the Design Process Work for Custom Cabinets & Millwork?

The process of designing and building custom cabinets varies from one company to the next. At Excel Builders and Artisan Cabinet Company, our goal is to create custom solutions that reflect your home’s personality and your family’s unique needs. We have years of experience under our belt and have developed a proven, step-by-step process that allows us to do just that.

Step #1 - Phone Consultation

After your initial inquiry, we’ll schedule a quick 10-20 minute phone consultation. During this time, we’ll discuss the type of project you’re planning and your needs. If we’re a good fit for your project, we’ll have you email us photos of your existing space along with a basic drawing of what you want your new cabinets and millwork to look like.

Step #2 - In-House Consultation

Next, we’ll schedule an in-house consultation with one of our experts. While visiting your home, we’ll measure the space and discuss your budget and desired timeline. We’ll also review and sign the project production contract and collect a down payment.

Step #3 - Design Finalization

Next up is the design phase. First, you’ll meet with our in-house designer to discuss the design for your custom cabinets. After that, our designer will create a detailed drawing and schedule another meeting to approve the design.

Step #4 - Construction and Installation

With your final approval, we’ll begin production. When your cabinets and millwork are ready, we’ll reach out to schedule a time to install them in your home.

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When you’re ready to start designing your custom cabinets and millwork, get in touch with our team. We can help design, build, and install your custom pieces in any room of your home, whether it’s a bathroom, kitchen, mudroom, or basement bar.

Excel Builders
(612) 306-4064
info@excelbuildersmn.com

Artisan Cabinet Company
(612) 235-4873
officemanager@artisancabinetco.com

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