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Do you offer installation services?

We do not offer installation services. We are strictly a cabinet distributor.

Are the cabinets strong enough to hold granite or concrete?

Yes, all of our cabinet lines are strong enough to hold granite or concrete countertops.

Are the insides of the cabinets stained to match the face frames and doors?

All of the cabinets are finished inside, but not all of them are the same as the face frame. It depends on the style of cabinet that you are looking at. This information is listed under the features section on the cabinet style page.

Are the sides of the cabinets finished?

Yes, the sides of the cabinets are finished to match the face frames and doors.

Do I need end panels?

All of the cabinet ends are finished, but if you want to bring the sides flush with the face frame, you will have to use end panels.

Do I need to hire someone to assemble the cabinets?

Some people do, but most people don't. It is really simple to assemble them and doesn't require any experience. Please visit our assembly page on our website. We also offer intelligent instructions for our quick ship cabinet lines through the BILT APP.

Do I need to use wood glue to assemble the cabinets?

Yes, our Quick Ship lines do require wood glue. For all other lines it would not hurt to add glue to the joints, however we leave this judgment call up to the customer.

Do I need toe kick?

Most of our cabinets and vanities come with a piece of toe kick (nailing block), which is not decorative. We recommend buying toe kicks to create a uniform look across the front to hide the seams where the cabinets connect.

Do you carry the glass doors?

We offer both mullion doors and open faced doors for our cabinets. Depending on the cabinet line will determine if it comes with glass or does not. For those that do not come with glass it allows you to pick your own style of glass. A member of our design team will be happy to review the cabinet lines that offer glass doors. You can reach out to our design team at 800.580.5535.

How do I install crown molding?

Each cabinet style will require a different installation method for the crown. Depending on whether it is full overlay or ¾ overlay, you may be able to attach the crown to the face frame, or you will have to attach it directly to the top of the cabinet. For additional help, YouTube is a great resource for instructional videos.

How high are the vanities?

Vanity heights vary depending on the cabinet line. They range from 30″ to 32⅝″ to 34½″ tall. To verify the height please check the product description.

How high are your base cabinets?

All of our base cabinets are 34.5″ high (standard height). This allows for a 1.5″ countertop to make 36″.

How much space do I need between my counter top and the wall cabinets?

Industry standard is a minimum of 19 inches.

How much space do I need to leave for the blind base cabinet?

For most of the cabinet lines the blind base needs to be installed 6″ away from the wall and will also have a maximum pull. Please review the specific cabinet specifications to be sure you are accounting for the correct amount of space. For further instruction please visit our assembly page.

What do I do if my plumbing interferes with the drawers on my vanity?

You could always move the plumbing, but that would most likely require a professional plumber. If you don't want to hire someone, you can either create a false drawer where the plumbing is interfering by not using the actual drawer box.

What grade plywood is used on the cabinets?

The plywood that is used is furniture grade plywood.

What is a cam lock?

There are different types of camlocks, but a camlock is simply an open ended wheel that locks onto a peg or some other mounting device. By turning it like a screw, you create a tight bond.

What is a decorative end panel?

A decorative end panel is a cabinet door that is sized to fit the sides of the cabinets, and to create a custom look.

What is a dishwasher end panel?

A dishwasher end panel is used where the dishwasher is going to come at the end of a run of cabinets. It helps to finish off the end, and trim out the dishwasher.

What is a refrigerator panel?

A refrigerator panel is used for the sides of a refrigerator to box it in and create a custom, built in look.

What is the difference between full overlay and ¾ overlay?

Full overlay doesn't leave any of the face frame exposed. ¾ overlay will leave some of the face frame exposed.

What is the difference between the corner sink face cabinet and the corner sink cabinet?

Most of our cabinet lines only offer the corner sink face cabinet which is just the front face frame, door, and false drawer front. This is designed to allow your plumbing to come from any location. To support the countertop, all you need to do is attach 2x4's to the back walls.We also sell the corner sink face floor to go along with the corner sink face cabinet.

What is the difference between the plastic cam locks and the metal cam locks?

The major difference is what will be seen. The plastic cam locks have a plastic casing, which protects the camlock. The metal cam locks are drilled into the plywood, and less visible, but are easier to break.

Why do you only sell filler pieces in 3″ and 6″ widths?

While we would like to offer as many different filler sizes as possible, the 3″ and 6″ can be cut down to fill any gap that may need to be filled. Anything over 6″ should be added to the cabinet next to it, or bump up the 9″ cabinet.

Will the cabinets come with hardware?

Some of the vanities come with hardware, but the kitchen cabinets are not sold with hardware.

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