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Your Project

Remodeling can be an intimidating process. Projects that involve cabinetry require an uncommon level of experience and attention to detail. Find out how Dovetail Custom Woodworks can help make your experience as fine a one as possible. When considering your project, here are a few steps that can serve to guide you on the path towards a successful experience.


Make a Wish List

Take some time to evaluate your existing cabinets. Write down what you like about them. Write down what you would like to change as well as features that you wish that you had. What will the area be used for? Remember, Dovetail Custom Woodworks builds cabinets for every area of your home, from the kitchen, office and craft room to the utility room, closets and the garage.
For example, if it's a kitchen, do you cook a lot, or will it be mostly for storage? Will you entertain there? Do you need more drawers or less? Pull-out trays, or specialized storage can be considered as well. Lots of glass doors can open up the space or less will make it a cozy nook. While we can provide you with information on what's available, providing us with a little information at the beginning will go a long way to creating cabinetry that will bring you years of enjoyment.


The Design Process

We will work with you to develop a custom cabinet design that suits your lifestyle and needs. Make sure to bring your initial cabinet Wish List and any pictures you might have. If you are not sure where to start we are sure to have many ideas for you. Keep in mind that your first meeting with us serves to create a foundational design for your project. Depending upon the nature of the living space involved, initial design ideas may evolve as you explore different possibilities. The design process is both an important and enjoyable phase of your project.


The Budget and Final Design

After your initial design process is completed, we will provide you with a rough estimate for your project. We will also make a set of scale drawings of your design. (These drawings can be purchased separately allowing you to get bids from other contractors. This purchase price will be applied towards the work Dovetail Custom Woodworks does on your project.) At this stage in the process, it is a good idea for you to sit down with Dovetail Custom Woodworks to review the design and your budget. While you may have discussed a budget during your initial meetings, it is important that you understand how the current design concept costs out. Doing so allows Dovetail Custom Woodworks to help you navigate through the variety of choices. Perhaps the current design has come in at a lower cost, allowing you to purchase optional features? Or, if the design comes in higher than you have budgeted, we can help you make choices that intelligently reduce cost. Dovetail Custom Woodworks wants you to be a happy customer and will work best with you when we understand your needs.