Finding the Right Company to Refinish or Restore Your Cabinets

Interested in redoing your kitchen or bathroom cabinets?? Cabinet refinishing has come a long way but isn’t something an average homeowner should tackle. Most people will want an expert to help them. But how do you find the right person for the job?


The search begins

If you hire the right company to do the job, you’ll obtain the best possible results. So before you do, you’ll need to conduct research. Before you decide on the details of your cabinet project, get an overview of what you are interested in and work out what the underlying costs are going to be. Visit a home repair store such as Home Depot and see what they have to offer.
There are tons of different cabinet color and style options so it can be tough to make the right decision. You’ll probably want a shade of wood that matches your countertop and tile or at least goes along well with it. Consider taking a couple of pictures of your room and taking these with you so you can compare what the wood looks like with the photos. This can help you make a better decision when it comes to your cabinet options.

Testimonials and Reviews

Go online and look for reviews or testimonials of companies you want for your cabinet project. The more testimonials and reviews you can find the easier it’s going to be to make your final decision and find the right company. Visit forums and ask others their options on the company. View the website of the installation companies and make sure you read about everything that they offer. Videos and image of their work can be helpful in your final decision. Never choose a company without doing some proper research before you hire them.



Be sure you pick a company that has years of experience with cabinet refinishing. It might be tempting to go with a lesser known company with less experience, but you want the best possible outcome, so go with long-established experts for the best results. You can, of course, go with whatever company you want but experienced companies are usually better unless the recommendations from friends or family can be trusted. See if anyone can show you the cabinets they had done as this can give you a good idea of the quality.


Before you settle on any cabinet work, be sure you get quotes from them about the cost of the work and the estimated time until it’s finished. Never agree to something unless you get it in writing. Make sure the company has the proper insurance and other paperwork required before the work begins. Get some assurances that the work will be completed on time and within the budget. Communicate as much as possible with the contractor, so you get the results you want.

Research Pays

Before you hire someone to refinish your cabinets or tackle other wood projects, do the research and pick the best company for your needs. The more you research, the better you’ll like the result.

The Wood Doctor is the leader in wood restoration, refinishing and refacing in the Portland area. Call 503-560-5220 for a project consultation.