FAQs

Initial Questions

  • How does this work?

    We find kitchens that are coming out of high-end homes and sell them to people like you who are building a new home or remodeling their current home. So, a big part of our business is finding people to supply us cabinets. As a result, our company is very different from a typical cabinet company. At a typical company you would sit down with a designer who would figure out a layout and style that will work for you. Our company simply finds the materials, and you must figure out whether the cabinets will work for you. To simplify this process, we have ads on our website for each set with pictures and lists of features, sizes, and defects. You can also come visit our showroom if you want to see the sets in person. In summary, we build relationships with companies and individuals all over the state. They provide us with beautiful kitchens, and we get you the info you need to figure out if the set will work for your needs.

  • Where do I start?

    First, get on our email list to be notified whenever we put a new set up for sale. That way, you won’t risk losing out on the perfect set for your needs. You can sign up for our email notifications by clicking here.

    If you’re ready to shop for your kitchen today, we have a ton of great cabinets, appliances, and counters in stock right now. You can browse them all in our Online Store.

    Once you find a set that you like, your next step is to determine whether it will work in your space. There are three options for doing this, all detailed on our Design Help page.

    If you decide your set will fit your kitchen and you’re ready to buy, simply purchase it right here on our website! After that, we’ll be in contact to arrange for pickup or delivery.

  • Why should I buy from you?

    There are four reasons why you should consider purchasing from us. The first is saving money. If you’ve shopped for good quality cabinets before, you know that cabinets can be very expensive. By buying from us you can get a great quality set of cabinets for as little as 10-35% the price of new. The second reason is getting quality. The lack of quality of the cabinets in even some new-build million-dollar homes is astonishing. There are a lot of companies that sell products that looks pretty and expensive, but they simply do not last. Since most of what we get has been used for years, you can rest assured that cabinets you buy from us will last for years to come. The third reason is to keep cabinets out of the dump. A lot of beautiful cabinets are just being thrown away because nobody has the time to deal with them. We are trying our best to right that wrong by taking these cabinets and reselling them, so that someone else can have the kitchen of their dreams that they otherwise would not be able to afford. The fourth reason is the sense of fulfillment. Many of our customers are immersed in the process of designing their kitchen and figuring out how to make a used cabinet set work for them. Sometimes they even install the cabinets themselves. At the end they have a really nice kitchen that not only looks pretty but also means something to them. That is why our company slogan is “Kitchens with a Story.” It’s the story of where the kitchens came from and the process of making it work for your space. There is also pride of ownership and satisfaction that that gives you at the end.

  • How do you get all these kitchens?

    We partner with custom cabinet companies, kitchen designers, realtors, and homeowners to keep these high-end materials out of the landfill and get them into the hands of average, hardworking people like you.

  • How is this process good for everyone?

    The buyer, homeowner, and contractor or kitchen design all benefit from this process. When a kitchen designer or contractor refers us to a homeowner they are working with, we give them a check as a thank you for the referral. When we talk to the homeowner, we give them a proposal based on what they have for us. Usually we uninstall the cabinets for free. In addition, we often give them a set amount or a percentage of the sale. So, they get cash for their old cabinets, which would have otherwise just been thrown away. The buyer benefits because they get a quality kitchen that they would otherwise not be able to afford. And all of us know that we saved something from the dump and gave a beautiful kitchen a new life.

  • How did you think of this, and how long have you been doing it?

    When my wife and I were looking to remodel our first home, we couldn’t believe the price of new cabinets. Just when we were feeling pretty down, we were lucky enough to find a set of used, gorgeous cherry cabinets that we hung in our kitchen. These cabinets were better quality than anything we could have imagined buying new and a fraction of the cost. This got me thinking that there have to be other people out there like us who could use these materials, instead of them just being thrown away. That was back in 2014, and our business has changed a lot since then. To hear more about our story, click the About Us page.

  • How has this process worked out for other people?

    We know starting a project like this can seem daunting at first, so it can be helpful to see how others have done it. To learn from your fellow homeowners who have remodeled their kitchens with used cabinets, visit our Customer Stories page.

  • Do you split up sets?

    No, we do not split up sets. If we did, our shop would be full of odds and ends and miscellaneous pieces, instead of complete kitchens. That being said, it’s beneficial to buy a bigger set than you need, so you’ll have as many options as possible when trying to figure out how to make it fit your home.

  • Can I come and see a kitchen before I buy it?

    The short answer is: Yes! But just because a set is on our website, doesn’t automatically mean it is in our showroom, so please contact us before you come to see anything in person.

    Typically, we sell our kitchens while they’re still installed in their previous home. When you let us know which cabinets you’re interested in, we’ll confirm if they’re installed or in our showroom. If installed, we can check with the homeowner to see if it’s an option for you to view the set in the home. (We have done this often!) If they’re in our showroom, we would be more than happy to set up a time for you to stop by.

  • Do any of your cabinets have plywood boxes?

    Some of them do, but if you’re only looking for plywood, you’re missing out on beautiful, high-end cabinetry. There are many grades of plywood, and plywood does not automatically equal a superior product.

    Focus instead on the quality of materials and construction and whether the cabinets come from a respected manufacturer.

    We have some excellent articles on how to spot the junk from the treasure when cabinet shopping on our Help Articles page.

Design Questions

  • Can I give you my measurements and have you find cabinets that will work for me?

    No, this is where we differ from a typical cabinet company. We salvage kitchens that are being thrown out from high-end homes. It’s up to you to determine if what we have in stock will fit your space.

    To simplify this process, we provide detailed photos, descriptions, and measurements of each set in our online store. That way, you can see exactly what you’re getting.

    We also have an extensive Design Help Page. Here, you’ll learn how to go about putting together the layout for your kitchen using the recycled cabinet set you like. For example, you can draw the layout on graph paper, utilize our digital design program, or partner with a local designer. Visit our Design Help page to find out more.

  • How can I take a kitchen that used to be in someone else’s home and fit it into my own?

    You can move cabinets around and create a ton of different layouts. We explain three different options for how you can do this on our Design Help page.

  • What if I need another cabinet or two?

    This is a common occurrence, and we have some pretty cool solutions that will turn your kitchen into one that is utterly unique. You can order matching cabinets from the manufacturer, have one built by a woodworker, put in an appliance (like a mini-fridge), or use open shelving. To see all of your options for missing cabinets, visit our Help Articles page and search Modification Solutions.

  • What if I have 3-9″ gaps in my layout that I need to fill?

    It’s super easy to turn a small gap into one of your favorite parts of the kitchen! We recommend using this space for a custom spice rack pull-out or even a mini wine rack. To see these ideas in action, visit our Help Articles page and search Modification Solutions.

  • What if I need corner pieces and the set I like doesn’t have any?

    There are two main solutions for missing corner pieces. The first is to install something in the corner at a 45-degree angle. This could be a cabinet, a door with an empty space behind it that you fill with shelving, a corner pantry, or even a corner cooktop area. The second is to have two cabinets intersect at a right angle and create a blind corner cabinet. You can get good use out of this space by installing a lazy Susan or another pull-out shelving mechanism. To see some examples of these, head to our Help Articles page and search Modification Solutions.

  • What are some standard measurements to be aware of?

    With the exception of custom cabinets, widths of cabinets are in increments of three inches, starting at 6 or 9 inches, then increasing to 12, 15, 18, and so on. Base cabinets will typically be 34.5 inches tall, with 4.5 inches of that being the toe kick at the bottom, and 24 inches deep, not including the cabinet door. Countertops are generally around 1.5 inches thick, so the top of the countertop is usually 36 inches off the ground.

    As with the bases, the widths of the upper cabinets are in increments of three inches. They are typically 12 inches deep, again, not including the cabinet door. The heights of the uppers typically range from 30 inches and 42 inches, again with increments of three inches between heights. Many of the houses we get cabinets from have high vaulted ceilings, so a lot of the uppers we get are 42 inches.

    If you have standard eight-foot ceilings, you can use 42-inch uppers without crown molding on the top. If you put the uppers right against the ceiling, you will have enough between your countertop and the bottom of your upper cabinets so that it will work. You will end up with 18 inches between the countertops and the upper cabinets. We used 42-inch uppers in our first house, and it didn’t look like much space when we drew it out on the wall, but I can assure you that 18 inches really was plenty. Remember that your uppers are typically sitting a foot back from the edge of the countertop. There aren’t really many situations in which you’d want to stick something under an upper that’s 18 inches tall, so it will usually work just fine.

  • What are some modifications that can be done to help make a kitchen work?

    We have an extensive list of modification solutions you can reference when creating the layout of your kitchen. To find these, search modification solutions on our Help Articles page.

Installation and Repair Questions

Purchasing Questions

Transportation / Delivery Questions

  • How much does delivery cost?

    Our delivery costs are as follows:

    Distance (miles) Price
    0-10 $150
    11-25 $210
    26-45 $270
    46-60 $380
    61-80 $440

    We subtract $25 if your order has 13 pieces or less. We add $25 if your order has 25-35 pieces. We add $50 for each professional-grade appliances (Subzero, Fridges, Wolf Ranges, etc.) If your order has 36+ pieces, we double your delivery cost (since the delivery will require two truckloads). We add $50 if granite is included in your order. We cannot guarantee that the granite won’t be delivered without damage. We supply a maximum of two guys for delivery, so if more manpower is needed, the customer must supply the extra help.

    Deliveries in distances further than 80 miles may be able to be arranged.

  • What size truck or trailer do I need to transport my set?

    You can hire us to deliver your kitchen if you are in our radius of 80 miles. But many of our customers live outside of this area or simply want to save some money and move it themselves. If you transport your cabinets yourself, the needed trailer or truck’s size depends on the size of your kitchen, but here is a basic guideline. We have a 16-foot box truck that we use. It is 16 feet long, 7-8 feet wide, and about 7 feet tall inside. Most kitchens fit in our truck, but kitchens with more than 25 cabinets will likely be too big and require a larger truck or more than one.

  • What do I need to do to protect the cabinets during transportation?

    We will do our best to have the cabinets wrapped in shrink wrap before you pick them up. But you will want to put something else between them to prevent damage as they are stacked in your truck or trailer. Blankets and/or cardboard work well.