Introduction to Taylor

Taylor Cabinets & Design is located in Anaheim, California. We have been a local custom cabinet contractor since 1988. We specialize in the highest quality custom cabinetry and millworks. Our primary projects include the design and construction of kitchen and bath remodels. We also design and build entertainment centers and wall units, in addition to fireplace and mantle surrounds.

The Taylor Difference

As a truly custom cabinet maker, Taylor Cabinets & Design offers an unlimited flexibility of in-house designs and materials. Our impeccable craftsmanship, service and attention to detail are comparable to none. We believe in doing it right the very first time and have built our reputation on straightforward, honest business practices and completely satisfied customers... no exceptions!

As President, I personally meet and work directly with you the homeowner, to create cabinetry which best meet your needs and budget. With the help of computer aided design (CAD), you will have a visual look and clear understanding of your project before it is even built. My team will also coordinate and manage all aspects of your project from top to bottom - floor to ceiling.

As we approach our 35th anniversary, we look forward to our continued growth. Since most of our business comes from recommendations and referrals made by customers, such as you. Therefore, it is my ultimate goal and in our best interest to make sure you are absolutely satisfied.

Past, Present and Future

I grew up in Yorba Linda, California and graduated from Esperanza High School in Anaheim. I then went on to receive my Business Degree at Cal State Fullerton, at the same time playing Division 1 football. Soon after graduation, I obtained my contractor's license and began my venture into custom wood working. In 1990, I married my beautiful wife Gina. She joined my team and helps with the internal aspects of keeping our company running smoothly.

Today, over 30 years later Taylor Cabinets & Design is still committed and dedicated to building quality custom cabinetry at a price to fit everyone's budget.

Taylor Cabinets & Design is a small but well-organized company with a reputation for professionalism and integrity. We take great pride in our manufacturing process and continue to innovate and refine our custom cabinetry line with input from our clientele and without losing sight of our philosophy of excellent service, quality and value. I am confident you won't find a better made cabinet anywhere!

What makes our cabinets different?

There are 2 basic styles and construction techniques used to build cabinets in today's marketplace. They are Face frame and Frameless. At Taylor Cabinets & Design, we prefer to build premium face frame style cabinetry because of its obvious strength and quality characteristics. Basically, face frame construction utilizes a solid ¾" thick (wood of your choice) frame which is attached to each cabinet box. As a result, door hinges are directly attached to solid wood material. Frameless construction on the other hand is just that, frame-less. In place of a solid wood frame, wood or plastic veneer tape is glued to the exposed edges of the cabinet face. As a result, hinges are mounted to the inside surface of your cabinet material such as melamine, laminate or plywood. Hinges are not attached to solid wood using the frameless technique. Chances are your old existing cabinets were built with a face frame and joinery such as I have described, because that's how they used to do it. How long have they lasted?

In addition, our construction technique in which we build the actual cabinet box is much different than how a frameless box would be constructed. Frameless cabinets are joined together using a butt joint and usually held together with dowels, screws and or nails. This makes for a rather weak joint. However, our premium face frame cabinets are constructed using old fashion joinery methods such as dado's, dove tails and rabbets. After you compare the two methods it's unarguably obvious which is the stronger of the two techniques.

Note: Face frame and Dado constructed boxes are not synonymous. Face frames can be attached to butt jointed boxes too. Ask your builder to verify construction method.

Project Timeline

Many will ask "what's the process of remodeling a new kitchen or bath and how long does it take"? Well, after our initial complimentary meeting in your home, I will produce a proposal laying out a projected cost for your project. With acceptance of my proposal I will receive a small down payment and begin to produce various design renderings for your viewing (Renderings are included in our proposal). We believe in doing it right the first time, so we spend as much time as necessary to create the exact design of your dreams. Once you approve the design, we begin building your project at our facility in Anaheim. With raw lumber and sheet goods in hand we begin cutting, shaping and assembly.

We leave your existing kitchen intact for as long as possible to minimize your kitchen downtime and only begin removal when your new cabinets are ready.

Construction of your cabinetry usually takes 3-5 weeks depending on the scale of project. Once we near completion of your cabinets we pick the demolition date of your existing cabinetry and schedule all the necessary trades. I personally manage and schedule everything, working within your busy schedule. I'm also personally involved on demolition day and participate as well. When we arrive, the proposed area will be walled off and sealed with plastic to avoid dust and debris from entering your living area. All demolition debris is hauled away and the area completely swept and vacuumed before we leave each day. I promise a clean area when you get home each day because there is nothing more disappointing than coming home to a mess. As soon as your old cabinets are removed, I bring in the necessary licensed contractors to handle the various projects as needed, (i.e. plumbing relocations, electrical relocations, new lighting, drywall repair, painting etc...). All this is usually handled in a few days time because of our impeccable scheduling process.

Finally, it's time to install your new cabinets, moldings and finish to the cabinetry, (i.e. paint or stain). As soon as the cabinets are in place, counter top templates are produced and fabrication begins. Installation of your new tops will take place 5-7 days later. As soon as tops are in we can begin with your backsplash design and installation. This will usually take another few days time. Next is flooring, which I prefer to have installed last. This prevents unnecessary damage to the new floor finish. Lastly, it's time to install your door & drawer pulls, appliances and plumbing fixtures.

Unlike other contractors, we only take on enough work to maintain our impeccable record of timeliness. Again, our goal is to minimize down time, be completely finished and have you back in your kitchen in 3-5 weeks time. I encourage you to check our references for verification.

If this all sounds appealing, please give me a call to set up your free in home appointment. I look forward to meeting with you and hopefully having you join our extensive family of satisfied customers.

Jeff A, Taylor