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February 19, 2020
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The Best Cabinet Companies in Essex County NJ Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

Providers of cabinets in Essex County NJ bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the cabinet contractors that have met a higher standard than the minimum New Jersey regulatory standard.

They are those proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and value, carry liability insurance for your protection, who use only employees verified legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them for new cabinets in Essex County NJ, including cabinet installers, cabinet dealers, cabinet retailers, cabinet makers, custom cabinets, kitchen cabinets, cabinet refacing, custom cabinets, and more.

The TOP 10 Cabinet Companies in Essex County NJ

G&L and Sons Renovations LLC

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(973) 857-3553
153 Young Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
State License #13VH00308600
  • Prime Buyer's Report Top Ten
  • NAHB (National Association of Home Builders)
  • NARI (National Association of The Remodeling Industry)

Areas Served: Essex County incl. Vernona NJ, Essex Fells NJ, Caldwells NJ,…
Services: remodelers for all home remodeling and home renovations, addition builders

Abbey’s Kitchens Baths & Interiors LLC

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(973) 646-4611
Short Hills, NJ 07078
State Contractor License #13VH07261300
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Areas Served: Essex County NJ, incl. Short Hills NJ, West Caldwell, Glen…
Services: new cabinets, cabinet installers, custom cabinetry, kitchen cabinets

Costa’s Cabinets

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248 Montgomery St
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Areas Served: Essex County NJ, Newark NJ, East Orange NJ, Irvington NJ,…
Services: new cabinet sales, kitchen cabinet sales & cabinet installers, cabinet…

Garden State Woodworking Co

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344 Hoover Ave # A
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Areas Served: Newark New Jersey, Essex County NJ, Irvington NJ, East Orange…
Services: new custom cabinets, new kitchen cabinets, cabinet replacement, cabinet refacing

Corporate Woodworking Inc

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368 Passaic Ave
Fairfield, NJ 07004

Areas Served: Essex County New Jersey, Newark NJ, Bloomfield NJ, Irvington NJ,…
Services: local cabinet company for new cabinet sales & new cabinet…

Shearman Cabinets

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195 N Munn Ave
East Orange, NJ 07017

Areas Served: Montclair NJ, Newark NJ, Irvington NJ, Orange NJ, Essex County…
Services: new custom cabinets, new kitchen cabinets, cabinet replacement, cabinet refacing

Cabinets Direct USA

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566 White St
Orange, NJ 07050

Areas Served: Newark NJ, Belleville NJ, Montclair NJ, West Orange NJ, Bloomfield…
Services: cabinet contractors for bathroom cabinets, kitchen cabinets, custom cabinets

Newark Kitchen & Bath Cabinets

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145 Chapel St
Newark, NJ 07105

Areas Served: Essex County, Montclair NJ, Belleville NJ, Orange NJ, Livingston NJ,…
Services: cabinet makers doing new cabinet design, cabinet sales, cabinet installation

The Best Cabinet Companies in Essex County NJ Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

The state of New Jersey requires only that cabinet contractors in Essex County NJ be registered with the state in order to install residential cabinets, with no qualifying test of knowledge or skill as cabinet makers or cabinet installers, so there is no state standard for competency among cabinet contractors. Cabinet makers doing custom cabinets but who are not doing the installing have no such registration requirement.

So there is no guarantee that any particular company for new cabinets in Essex County NJ is even competent, is doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying customers

This makes it all the more significant that all cabinet contractors in Essex County NJ who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status, such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, verified state registration (residential cabinet installers only) only employees legal to work in the U.S., best business practices, and more.

Not All Cabinet Contractors in Essex County NJ Are The Same
Some cabinet contractors can do more than just new kitchen cabinets, but also provide custom cabinet solutions in other areas such as laundry room cabinets, garage cabinets, pantry storage, craft Homeowners look at options for new kitchen cabinet door styles, including wood cabinets, painted cabinets, black cabinets, and white cabinets, cabinets for home offices, and custom entertainment centers. The best cabinet companies will find out your exact storage needs around the home and be able to propose custom cabinetry in other rooms based on their experience with previous installations.

Prefabricated discount cabinets at the chain home improvement stores seem to have a lower price but may not save you money.   Those prefab cabinets made from fiberboard, MDF and particleboard aren't as durable as real wood cabinets, so you'll have spend money again to replace them sooner.

And they may not save much money even at the outset when you consider the installers have to spend time trying to fit them in because they weren't custom made for your exact space, so they can take days longer to install than customers expect. Those unexpected installation costs on cheap cabinets from home improvement stores can add up to what it would cost to buy custom cabinets in the first place.

Cabinet Contractors in Essex County NJ Offer a Variety of Materials and Design Styles
When it comes to custom cabinets, ask the cabinet contractor about the characteristics and performance of different wood choices. It can be difficult to know what to expect based on only a tiny wood sample.

For example, cherry wood will often darken as it ages, and it can have spots that you can't take out. Maple may yellow with age. In both cases, these may still be great choices for you but the best cabinet contractors in Essex County NJ should tell you about these issues so your choice is an informed one and you're still happy with the new cabinets for years or even decades to come.

Good cabinetmakers in Essex County NJ offer many materials and styles. They can work with hardwood, unfinished lumber, Formica, veneer sheets, or plywood. For more opulent tastes, cabinetmakers can even build with Granitex, marble, ceramic tile, granite, or laminate.

Cabinet builders can also make wine rack lattices, vanities, valances, and even change the surface of your appliances to match the new cabinets. Local cabinet companies can also apply different decorative accents such as marble tops, wood wainscots, combination edges, simulated distressing, louvered doors, molding profiles, or fluted and beaded moldings.

If you prefer something more creative, good cabinet makers can stylize kitchen cabinets and cabinet doors for more design intricacy. Modern wood kitchen cabinets installed by a local cabinetry company create a stunning new facade in an older kitchen.They can set slab & batten doors, perform center panel face routing, tile and face routing, or mount the doors with a regular overlay or a flushed inset. They can add certain finishing work such as with finger pulls, light bars, decorative pegs, miter cuts, mirrors, hinges, or dovetail drawer boxes.

Ask the local cabinet contractors about all the decorative and design options available. Many custom cabinet makers in Essex County can show you computer visualizations of the new cabinets so you can see how all the different options would look when they are finished and installed, to help make your decision easier.

Cabinet Refacing in Essex County NJ
There may be reasons to consider cabinet refacing as an alternative to new cabinets, but not all cabinet refacing companies in Essex County NJ are the same. Some use cheap looking peel-and-stick applications.  But there are some good cabinet refacing companies that use a thick veneer and miter the corners of the cabinets so the edges of that veneer are not exposed.

Cabinet refurbishing may also include replacing cabinet doors and updating the hardware and moulding style for a new look.

Some Providers of New Cabinets in Essex County NJ Are Much Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these companies for cabinets in Essex County: Costa's Cabinets Bloomfield NJ, Garden State Woodworking Co Bloomfield NJ, Corporate Woodworking Inc Fairfield NJ, Shearman Cabinets East Orange NJ, Cabinets Direct USA Orange NJ, Newark Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Newark NJ, Abbey's Kitchens Baths & Interiors LLC Short Hills NJ, G&L and Sons Renovations LLC Cedar Grove NJ.

Other local cabinet providers or installers of cabinets in Essex County NJ that might still be in business include: .

Questions To Ask Cabinet Dealers or Installers in Essex County NJ

When it comes to buying new cabinets in Essex County NJ, ask these questions about the experience, credentials, and abilities of the local cabinet installers or cabinet retailers:

• How long have the local cabinet installers been in business or howCustom cabinetry plans drawn by a local cabinet designer for a new kitchen cabinet company. long has the cabinetmaker been making custom cabinetry?

• How many cabinets have the cabinet companies completed in Essex County NJ?

• Do the Essex County cabinet makers or cabinet stores specialize in the type of work you've described? If so, will they show you examples of similar cabinetry design or cabinet installations they've completed?

• Can the cabinet contractor give you names and numbers of past customers who had the same kind of cabinets done who you can call as references? (All cabinet installers or cabinet makers bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Can the cabinetmakers build custom cabinets, garage cabinets, wood cabinets, glass cabinets or wall cabinets? Do they have a specialty, or are they able to build all types of cabinets?

• What is the cabinet makers' estimated time frame for completion of your cabinets?

• Will the cabinet makers and cabinet companies provide a detailed, written estimate for new kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets or cabinet storage that is completely itemized, including the amount of material being quoted, the type of fixtures such as the hinges and rails, product brand names and item numbers? (This is important because cheap cabinet installers in Essex County often only seem cheap because they are using lower quality material that will cost you more in repairs and premature replacement.)

• Do the local cabinet contractors  see an obvious change you could make to your specifications that would significantly lower the cost of the estimate, and if so, what would you be giving up in performance? Similarly, do they see a big gain in performance or visual appeal that can be gained for just a little bit more money?

• Does the Essex County cabinet contractor have a showroom where you can see different samples of materials and finishes? If not, will the cabinet contractor accompany you to a cabinet showroom to do that, or bring multiple samples to your home?

• Does the new cabinets price include both parts and labor?

• Does the cabinet installer give a written guarantee on their labor, aside from any manufacturer's warranty. If so, what does it cover and for what time period?

• Will the local cabinet companies and cabinet builders provide a written contract?

• Can the cabinet contractor vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All cabinet contractors in Essex County NJ bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

Will they show you proof of liability insurance and workers' comp? (All cabinet contractors in Essex County NJ bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Does the cabinet retailer use only their own employees for the installation, or do they hire subcontractors? If so, what are the names of those companies so you can research them?

When you've chosen the best cabinet contractors in Essex County NJ for you, make sure they are registered with the state of New Jersey if the cabinets are being installed in a residential setting, since that's required by law. (All cabinet contractors in Essex County NJ bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their New Jersey state registration verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

Resources About New Cabinets in Essex County NJ

Associations & Licensing for Local Cabinetmakers and Cabinet Companies in Essex County NJ
AAW American Association of Woodturners
ASFD American Society of Furniture Designers
ASID American Society of Interior Designers
BBB Better Business Bureau
BIFMA Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association
CMA Cabinet Makers Association
HPVA Hardwood, Plywood, and Veneer Association
KCMA Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer's Association
NCA National Craft Association
NKBA National Kitchen and Bath Association
WMIA Woodworking Machinery Industry Association

Media & Web Resources for Cabinetmakers and Cabinet Companies in Essex County NJ
American Woodworker Magazine
Cabinet Magazine
Cabinetmaker Magazine
Cabinet Maker and Retail Furnisher
Fine Woodworking Magazine
Machinists Workshop
Popular Woodworking
Wood Magazine
Woodworkers Journal

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Local Cabinet Contractors in Essex County NJ within the following zip codes:

7110, 7109, 7108, 7107, 7106, 7188, 7105, 7114, 7112, 7111, 7043, 7102, 7018, 7042, 7079, 7017, 7078, 7009, 7041, 7068, 7007, 7040, 7052, 7006, 7039, 7051, 7004, 7028, 7050, 7104, 7003, 7021, 7044, 7103 and 7019

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Cabinet Companies in Essex County NJ within the following cities:

Brookdale, Caldwell, East Orange, Essex Fells, Glen Ridge, Newark, North Caldwell, Roseland, Short Hills, Silver Lake, Upper Montclair, Belleville, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, City of Orange, Fairfield, Irvington, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, Nutley, South Orange Village, Verona, West Caldwell and West Orange