I am so happy that almost everyday I get at least 1 or 2 people contacting me for a quote. About 10% of the time, I hear back from the person telling me that they received a quote from someone else for “a lot less.”
When I was first starting out, those calls concerned me. Was I over pricing my services? Were my costs too high? Was I paying my people too much? Should I be doing less prep work?
The flip side is that my customers are really happy with the results. Most tell us that it turned out better than they ever imagined.
The few times I’ve given discounts the customers don’t say, “feel free to cut some corners since you took $500 off your price.” In fact, it’s usually just the opposite. Because those customers are used to dealing with low-cost contractors, they feel like they have to micromanage the process and follow behind with a magnifying glass.
I’ve shared the 37 steps to painting your cabinets so that the cost conscience homeowners can get their cabinets looking just like we do, but at a lower cost, by doing it themselves.
Where Our Costs Come From
Our team is not made up of minimum wage students on break, or people we pick up in the Home Depot parking lot as day laborers. The women that show up at your home take pride in prepping and painting your cabinets. That means getting 10 years of grease, drips, dings and dents down to a minimum so that the primer applied the next day will be a solid base for the 2 coats of your desired color.
Cleaning, sanding, tack cloth wipe-down, stain hiding primer followed by 2 additional coats of the highest quality cabinet paint. That takes time and attention to detail. I paint your kitchen the same way I would paint mine.
The doors and drawers are taken back to our shop and go through a similar process but are sprayed in a way that almost duplicates a factory finish. You don’t want cabinets that look like you painted them, you want your cabinets to look like you just installed fresh, new, hip cabinets.
What if something crazy happens while we’re working at your house? Luckily the chances of that are low, but if lightening strikes, I carry a liability policy that covers that.
Working with women is different. I answer texts and calls within minutes, and emails within hours at most. I always hated waiting a week to hear back from my contractors, so I would never make our customers put up with that. You’ll know what’s happening every step of the way – it’ll be in writing (on your contract), and I’ll message you as well just to remind you.
The old adage of you get what you pay for is as true in my business as it is in yours.
To the hundreds of customers that have trusted me over the past few years, thank you. If you’ve decided that you are ready for a cabinet upgrade, lets start the process.