No Contractor Is Going To Remodel Your Kitchen Better Or Faster Than Us – NO ONE.

No Contractor Is Going To Remodel Your Kitchen
Better Or Faster Than Us – NO ONE.

Kitchen Cabinets FAQ

Choosing The Right Kitchen Cabinets Can Be Complicated – It’s Only Logical That You May Have Some Questions.

Here Is A Small List Of Those Questions We Are Asked Most Often.

Question List

I Bought Wood Cabinets – How Should I care for them?

When it comes to your wood cabinets – NEVER use detergents, soap pads, or abrasives to clean your cabinets. The harsh abrasives will damage your wood finish. Also, avoid any polishes or waxes that contain silicone. Silicone will leave a residue that is very difficult to remove and actually attracts dust making your cabinets look dirty.

The best way to care for your wood cabinets is as follows:

Dusting. Dust cabinets frequently with a soft lint-free cloth. You can dampen the cloth slightly with water or a spray-type dust remover.

Spills. Clean spills immediately. Use a clean cloth and mild soap if necessary. Wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.

Cleaning. There are a number of products available for your wood cleaning needs. Use a clean cloth and mild soap if necessary. Wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.

Polishing. We recommend that you wash and polish cabinets once or twice each year. Use a light coat of a quality furniture polish that does not have silicone.

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I have heard that sunlight can damage my cabinets – is that true?

Actually, yes. Direct sunlight exposes your cabinets to damaging UV rays. However, higher quality cabinet makers (like the ones we carry) apply UV inhibitors as part of the finishing process. This guarantees that the finish on your cabinetry will not change. But please keep in mind that the underlying wood (depending on species type) will react differently to sunlight and may change over time.

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What do you mean by “all-wood” or “solid wood” cabinets?

As we mentioned, not all cabinets are created equally. Our cabinets are made out of “all wood.” It’s important to distinguish this fact because many manufacturers use composites such as particle board or MDF (medium-density fiberboard) to build their cabinets in order to make them more affordable. Unfortunately, this is what you will most often find at those major “big-box” retailers.

Particle board is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood particles, such as wood chips, sawmill shavings, or even sawdust, and a synthetic resin or other suitable binder, which is pressed and extruded. This is then covered with either a laminate or thin sheet of real wood to give the appearance of a solid wood product.

Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product formed by breaking down softwood into wood fibers, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure. It is somewhat denser than normal particleboard but suffers from many of the same limitations.

In short, Particleboard and MDF cabinets tend to sag and swell over time – especially when exposed to moisture. In addition, both materials tend to break or split, especially if screws or nails are used. That is why it is imperative to know exactly what it is you are buying.

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Where is the One Week Kitchens® Showroom?

The showroom for Forty Fort is located at 934 Wyoming Ave, Forty Fort, PA 18704. It is in the same building as the ReBath Northeast Design Center. And for Quakertown, it is located at 2385 John Fries Hwy Quakertown, PA 18951.

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What are your showroom hours?

For Forty Fort, we are open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. And for Quakertown, we are open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other hours are available by appointment, as well as in-home consultations with a designer.

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What areas do you serve?

We are happy to remodel kitchens in all of Northeast PA and beyond, including the counties of Berks Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Wayne County, and Wyoming. Specific cities and towns include Bethlehem, Allentown, Clarks Summit, Bloomsburg, Mountain Top, Kingston, Danville, Berwick, Lehighton, Stroudsburg, Dunmore, and Dallas.

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How much does it cost to have a designer give an estimate?

Our estimates are absolutely free, with no obligation to sign a contract. The designer can meet you at your home or at our showroom.

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How can we schedule an estimate?

To schedule an estimate, click here or call 800-397-1834 or stop by our showroom.

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Do you warranty your work?

Yes, all of the work we do on your kitchen is warrantied for a year after your installation is complete. The products we install also come with limited manufacturer warranties. You will receive that information at your install.

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Are you insured?

Yes, we are fully insured and you may request a copy of our insurance certificate before your install.

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