Important Questions for your Cabinet Maker
A painted kitchen adds style and value to your home. Whether you’re building your kitchen from new or replacing the design of your old kitchen a cabinet maker is probably your first phone call. When you have decided on a kitchen design, the next question you will receive from your cabinet maker is what finish you would like. Timber, melamine, laminate or a painted finish are the most typical cabinet finishes that you can chose.
When choosing painted cabinets, most cabinet makers will outsource the painting of the cabinets to a professional polish shop. Though this is work the cabinet makers can do themselves, it is usually better for not only the cabinet maker, but also the client to have the work done by a professional polish shop.
If you’re having your kitchen, bathroom or laundry cabinets painted, here are some of the key questions you should ask your cabinet maker to ensure you’re getting the highest quality painted cabinets possible.
Question #1 – Do you use a professional polish shop to paint your cabinets, or do you paint them yourselves?
Though there is no issue with a cabinet maker painting their own cabinets, a professional polish shop is specifically designed to carry out high volumes of cabinets in a short period of time. This means your job will be done professionally and quickly.
Question #2 – What polish shop do you use to paint your cabinets? Can I recommend a polish shop?
It is extremely important to find out what polish shop your cabinet maker uses to paint their cabinets so you can do your own research on their work. If you’re not happy with the polish shop they use, you can also request they use a polish shop of your choice, such as Dianella Polishing.
Question #3 – Does the polish shop have a showroom? Can I go see their warehouse?
Whether it’s your bathroom, laundry or kitchen that you are getting made it is going to be a decision you’re going to have to live with for a long time, not to mention a decision that is probably going to cost a lot of money. Ask your cabinet maker if the polish shop they want to use has a showroom where you can go view their work. Any reputable polish shop will have a showroom and a warehouse where you should be able to see samples of their work to give you the peace of mind about your cabinets.
Question #4 – Does the polish shop have a website?
It might seem like a simple question, but asking to see a polish shops website is the first step in researching the type of cabinets you are going to be left with. A professional polish shop will have a professional website that includes samples of their work, information about two-pac painting and a good question and answer section that answers any questions you might have.
If you’re looking for a cabinet maker in Western Australia, more information can be found through the Cabinet Maker Association of WA. If you have any questions regarding cabinet makers or polish shops let us know today. We would love to hear your renovation experiences in the comment section below!