No. The options we offer are what we have discovered to be the most cost effective and commonly used modules. This is what we've discovered from over 30 years in the business, so we're passing along that wisdom to you!
Decorative hardware - which includes pulls, knobs and handles - varies tremendously in style, application and manufacturer.
We do not supply decorative hardware, but leave that to the customer to finish off the exact look & feel of their installation.
Some recommended pull hardware sources include: these American manufacturers: Berenson Hardware and Doug Mockett & Co. Reverse mount pull hardware - such as the Bravo collection from Berenson, linked above - is ideal for swappable front systems because the mounting is concealed on the backside, rather than drilling all the way through the cabinet front.
Dashed diagonal lines indicate either a door (the horizontal "V" on vertical doors, or the upside down "V" on horizontal doors) or a drawer (single diagonal line) opening. Dashed horizontal lines indicate internal shelving, rollouts, or apron (on sink and cooktop cabinets) components.
All cabinet boxes are constructed with full 3/4" thickness, high compression particle board with melamine on both sides and PVC edgebanding on front facing edges for durability.
High compression particle board is a step up from garden variety particle board. Here is a photo of our box construction material (top) VS more prevalent (and markedly inferior) material:
Ours is 3/4" thick, theirs is 5/8" to cut cost and strength. Our melamine skin is cut cleanly and doesn't flake like theirs does. Melamine also provides enough bite for hardware to stay seated.
Our opinion on the age-old Plywood vs. Particle Board debate:
Vertical stresses are the most important load any cabinet withstands. In vertical stress tests, particle board and plywood perform almost identically.
In water exposure tests, plywood separates before particle board does. Neither material is 100% waterproof.
Particle board is 100% recycled wood waste. Plywood is from virgin trees.
Particle board retains the integrity of its skin (melamine, membranes, paints, etc) because the internal pieces can flex with temperature and humidity fluctuation. Plywood has larger stiff pieces with nowhere to go but to crack through the skin.
YES: You must specify Right or Left side hinging on full height sink cabinets with a single door. This is because the top hinge location is side specific. You must tell us whether you want the hinge on the Right or Left side for the following base cabinet modules:
BLIND CORNER CABINETS: Doors on the following cabinets can only mount one way. You do need to specify whether you want the the blind (non operable) panel on the Right or Left side for the following cabinet modules:
All other cabinet doors are drilled non-handed, so they can be reversed as needed at installation.
We choose to be transparent with what it takes to get the product into your hands. Instead of burying shipping costs somewhere in the numbers, we let it stand alone, so you can see exactly where your dollars are going.
Yes. We actually recommend this over curbside delivery. Just let us know the address of your local warehouse destination.
It is much easier and safer for our shippers to back up to a warehouse dock and unload with forklifts to a clean, dry, and secure holding bay.
Warehouses are a great option for keeping your ModCabs order out of the way during construction at your project site, and in most cases allow assembly teams to come in and work in the warehouse as long as they abide by warehouse safety guidelines.
NOTE: You will need to arrange the final delivery from the warehouse to your project site directly with the warehouse.
It is very important to carefully inspect the pallet at delivery for any signs of damage. If you see damage, be sure to mark the receipt that goes with the driver that the delivery was damaged. Without the damaged receipt, we can't file a claim with shipping and will have to charge for a subsequent delivery.
If an individual panel is damaged, please send us a photo of the damage, the size (width x height) of the piece, and a photo of its label.
ModCabs is partnered with a growing list of contractors for assembly and installation services. We currently offer these services in NC at this time, and can put you in touch for a quote for assembly & installation of your order.
*Technically, all cabinets must be assembled. The reason RTA cabinet have a better price point than assembled cabinets is that they take up less volume on the truck. We are thus able to pass that savings on to you.
There may be panels on your pallet that do not have labels, and may even be a different finish from your order. Those are load stabilizing pieces to prevent shifting in transit, and they may be discarded once assembly and installation are completed.
ModCabs is partnered with a growing list of qualified designers if you need assistance with your design. We are currently able to refer projects to designers in NC.
ModCabs vets referral design contractors so they are familiar with the best way to design using our components. If you are not in NC and need design services, our NC designers can work remotely as long as you can provide measurement and photo information.
ModCabs was created to fill a market gap for modern, modular cabinets. Until now, choices were low quality/low price, or good quality/high price. It was introduced in 2014 by a seasoned designer who wanted better frameless cabinet options than IKEA or Bulthaup.
To us, better means
full 3/4" panel box construction, not skimpy 5/8".
It also means full top panels - even on our base cabinets, not skinny stretcher pieces at the front & back only on top the cabinet.
Both of those details add structural stability to our boxes that few others on the market offer.