FAQ

 

 

The following are some things that will help us and help you during your remodel

APPLIANCES
We need all appliance spec sheets with cutout dimensions, including the sink, before we can begin any drawings. If you are keeping your existing appliances, please provide the spec sheets for them as well. ALL appliances MUST be on site (in the garage is okay) on the day we INSTALL – Not in the kitchen. Installation of appliance panels is the responsibility of the owners or contractor (unless otherwise specified)

BASE SHOE MOLDING
Base shoe molding is the small ¼ round molding around the base of your cabinets. Your flooring contractor will/should provide the base shoe molding and install it. If we are staining your cabinets and you wish to have the base shoe stained, please make sure it is there the day the stainer starts the job and you point it out to him (there may be an extra charge for this).

HANDLES/KNOBS/PULLS
If you want handles, knobs or pulls on your cabinet doors and drawers we will be happy to drill the holes for you, but you must have a sample of the knob/handle on site the day we install and someone must be there to tell the installer where you want to place them. There is no wrong or right spot to put them – it is up to you. If you do not have them there that day, it will be your responsibility to drill the holes. WE DO NOT GO BACK OUT TO THE JOB SITE TO DRILL THE HOLES AT A LATER DATE BECAUSE WE CANNOT BE LIABLE FOR THE EFFECT THAT DRILLING FOR KNOBS WILL HAVE ON FINISHED CABINETS. Wait until the stainer is finished to actually put the knobs on the cabinets. The knob/handle screws for the drawers need to be 1 ½” long, which is ½” longer than the other screws. If you have a 7/8” thick door style, you may also need longer screws for the doors. Buy a couple of extra knobs for the future.

INSTALLATION
Our installers arrive at the job site between 7:00- 7:30 am. Please have a clear walk way for them to bring the cabinets into your home as they are big and heavy. Have all appliances on site so they can check to make sure they fit properly. Do NOT leave any appliances in the kitchen, the installers cannot work around them. If you are having knobs/handles, have a sample there and tell the installers where you would like them placed on the cabinet doors & drawers. Have the installers show you how to remove your new cabinet doors and drawers for future reference. Do not have any excess moisture in the house where the cabinets are installed, i.e. drywall or tiling: moisture near the raw cabinets can cause swelling of the wood and joints.

STAIN AND FINISH
If we are doing the stain and finish of your new cabinets, 1) The stainer usually arrives between 8:30 – 9:30 am. 2) Someone needs to be there when the stainer arrives to approve a stain sample. If more than one person needs to make the decision, make sure all decision makers are there. Even if you have already picked out your color, we like you to verify it with the stainer in case you’ve changed your mind or need a reminder of what you have chosen. He can do almost any color for you, but you cannot change your mind once he begins the process. 3) DO NOT put your final coat of paint on the walls until after the stainer is finished. Primer and one coat of paint is okay – just not the final coat. 4) The stainer requires LOTS of room to work, please remove anything in adjoining rooms that do not have to be there, i.e. tables & chairs so that he can spread out. If you have room in your garage or patio for him to work - that is great. 5) Do not have any other trades, i.e. counter tops (measuring or installing), plumbers, electricians there while the stainer is there… he needs the space all for himself and we do not want any excess dust. 6) The finishing process leaves a dust-like residue in the surrounding areas. Please cover anything you do not want affected by this. The stainer does not mask off rooms, but feel free to do so if you would like to.

IF WE ARE NOT HANDLING THE FINISH OF YOUR CABINETS, you need to be aware that in order to uphold the warranty from our door company, the cabinets need to be sealed within three (3) days of installation. In areas that have high moisture, such as beach areas or if you are having trade work done, such as tiling, drywall or concrete, it is imperative that the cabinets get sealed right away.

DUST
Any time you do any sort of remodeling there will be dust; there is no way around it. It is your responsibility to remove anything that may be affected. Please close all doors and mask off rooms if you would like to.

COUNTER TOPS, PLUMBING & ACCESSORIES
Sinks: You can have an under mount or top mount sink installed with your counter tops - be sure to know the difference between the two. Have your sink, faucet and accessories on site when your counter top company measures and discuss with them your options.
Faucets: You can have your faucets in the counter top or in the sink (depending on the sink). Most kitchen faucets can be installed with or without the bottom base plate – your counter top company will need to know. They will also need to know where you want the faucet placed and if you require any additional holes for items such as; air gap (for dishwasher), soap dispenser, filtered water or insta hot.

Counter top edge: Unless you tell us otherwise, your cabinets will be set up for a 1 ½” front edge. We recommend a square bottom edge detail so water will fall straight down to the floor and not onto your new cabinets. How to care for your stone tops.
Plumbing: Once your plumbing is hooked up, we recommend that you put a couple of paper towels under the plumbing for at least 48 hours and check to ensure that there are no leaks

 


PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL WE ARE HERE TO HELP!!

(562) 926-6843 Fax (562) 926-9914 Email: cindy@frontiercabinets.com

Frontier Cabinets, Inc. 15926 Pioneer Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650
Ph. (562) 926-6843 Fax (562) 926-9914
State Contractors License No. 657789
Email: Info@frontiercabinets.com

Service Areas: Orange County, Los Angeles County, parts of San Bernardino County, parts of San Diego County