If you’ve contacted us about getting a quote, or are about to contact us, this is a primer on taking pictures of your cabinets to make sure our quote is as accurate as possible.
How we quote a cabinet painting project
We figure each quote primarily based on the number of doors and drawers to be painted. Because of that, job one is getting a few photos that show the overall scope of the job so that we can count up the doors and drawers.
A good example
Above, these photos show the cabinets in a way that make counting them and estimating the job easy.
A bad example
In the photos above, they are so close that we can’t count up all the doors. Keep in mind, we don’t need to see each door in detail, just get a count.
Sometimes you can forget about a section of cabinets when you’re taking a photo of the main section of cabinets, so rotate around after taking the first photo and make sure you didn’t miss a breakfast nook or work area over on the opposite wall.
Painting bathroom cabinets and vanities
The way we generate a quote for bathrooms is slightly different. That’s because the doors and drawers are usually smaller and there are rarely end panels. But, we still need good photos.
Painting built-in cabinetry
In many homes with an open floorplan, painting the cabinets a different color means also painting an adjacent area that matched the cabinets. Other times the original color of the built-ins just isn’t what you want any longer.
Above you can see that the photo is straight forward because the built-ins are on one wall.
The address of the house
We also ask for the address of the home where the work will be done when you send the photos. We use the address to file each job. There might be other people with your name or paint color, but there is only one house at that address.
One last suggestion
More photos are always better. If your camera or phone has the ability to take a panoramic photo, stand in the room and take one big, long photo so you don’t miss anything.