Q. How much does a custom kitchen cost?
Wildwood Cabinetry is uniquely hand-made for you and varies from project to project. While it is difficult to pinpoint a dollar amount, we can generalize that a Full Overlay styled- genuine custom hand-selected CHERRY Kitchen typically starts around $15,000 installed. We have several displays in our showroom and one full kitchen with lots of fantastic features on display at $18-20,000.00 to demonstrate our cabinetry and represent our pricing in our showroom.
(for Reference, we have clients reporting estimates of $14-16,000 from BigBox stores offering maple semi-custom mass produced kitchens…..come and see the Wildwood Difference firsthand!)
Q. What is your lead time?
Installation typically occurs 8-12 weeks after the contract is signed and payment is received.
Q. How quickly can a new client get from an initial meeting to the contract signing?
The quickest is generally 2 weeks, if decisions are made decisively on a relatively small project. More typical is 6 weeks or longer of planning and revisions of the design.
Q. Do you do remodel kitchens and bathrooms?
YES! We love to work with remodel kitchens and bathrooms. Being custom cabinetmakers we are fantastically equipped to handle your remodel kitchen, making use of your unique space.
We have a dedicated kitchen in our showroom especially for REMODELS. Visit us and explore the kitchen.(Open every drawer and door and image it in your home!)
We can help you achieve your remodel kitchen with our design, cabinetry and our partnering industry professionals. With remodels EXPERIENCE and PROFESSIONAL SERVICE is as important as the actual products.
If you have endured many years of poor functioning “builder grade” cabinets …It only makes good sense on a kitchen remodel to INVEST a little more to have Wildwood Custom Cabinetry to grace your home for years to come.
Q. Can I add to my existing cabinetry or re-work a cabinet to better suit my needs?
We certainly do remodel kitchens and can add a new island to a kitchen; however, we find we can’t make 2 custom doors to match old cabinetry or modify cabinetry in a cost effective way.
Wildwood Cabinetry will not re-work, retrofit or add-to existing cabinetry. Please visit our friend, Keith, at www.procraftwoodworks.com for re-work or individual cabinets.
Q. What type of finish is used on your cabinets?
Wildwood Cabinetry utilizes the industry leading conversion varnish finish. CV or Conversion varnish is known for its extreme hardness, durability and non-yellowing characteristics. Conversion varnish is activated by an acid catalyst causing super strong cross-linked chemical bonds to form immediately as the finish is applied. CV gives your cabinetry the highest protection available and a smooth furniture feel. Conversion Varnish is double the durability and protection of a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Our paints are conversion varnish as well and will remain colorfast and durable for the lifetime of your cabinetry.
Most smaller shops use a form of nitrocellulose lacquer which is a less expensive option. Nitrocellulose Lacquer was developed in the 1920′s and offers little resistance to water and household chemicals found in today’s kitchens. All nitrocellulose lacquer will begin to amber or turn yellow within a year of application, and continue to progress. For painted finishes, smaller shops use thin pigmented sanding sealer as a base color coat, then add a coat of nitrocellulose lacquer. The yellowing effect of nitrocellulose lacquer is especially noticeable over a painted white finish. Truly, no homeowner wants to endure ugly “yellowed-white paint.” NOTE: pre-catalyzed lacquer, “pre-cat”(slang term), catalyzed finish, post-catalyzed lacquer are all names for a mixture product which is primarily nitrocellulose lacquer. Don’t pay for custom work with amateur grade finish products applied.
Q. What is your warranty?
We provide a one year warranty. Starting in 1971, Wildwood has many kitchens still functioning flawlessly after 35- 40 years and our homeowners are still bragging about their Wildwood Cabinetry. We can discuss more in a showroom meeting on warranty if you have any questions.
Q. What areas do you serve?
Our local market includes Maryville, Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Lenoir City, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Athens, Cookeville, Crossville, and other surrounding areas. Through our dealer network we can also travel to other areas around the country.