Frequently Asked Questions


What is semi-custom cabinetry?

Semi-custom cabinetry is where RTA (ready to assemble) cabinetry meets custom solutions like custom-made doors and drawer fronts, custom-sized doors, shelving, and cabinet frames. It includes premium Blum hinges and soft-close dampers for drawers and doors, fully extending drawers, as well as custom fit trim and moldings for a custom- finished look. It gives you the ability to have upgraded features for your home cabinetry without having to pay the exorbitant prices a custom cabinet maker would charge.

If I'm not looking for semi-custom cabinetry and just want IKEA® cabinetry, can you still help me?

Yes! We got our start working with IKEA® cabinetry and we know it like the back of our hand. If what they offer works for you, we're more than happy to design your space using only their products and materials.

What does semi-custom cabinetry cost?

Depending on the linear feet of cabinetry needed and the materials selected, an average size kitchen with 40 linear feet (which includes wall and base cabinets with an island) has a range of $500-$750 per linear foot for cabinets, materials and installation


If I take advantage of your free 2-hour consultation for my project, am I obligated to working with ModerNash?

No. We want to help you find the right option for your cabinetry needs and preparing a design is the most efficient way to do that. We base our quotes off the specifications in the design, and of course we want to earn your business, but there is no obligation to work with us after the design consultation. All design plans created will include 3D and elevation renderings only and any design work needed beyond the first two hours is billed at $95 an hour in 1-hour increments upon customer approval. Most designs take less than 2 hours to complete. 


Will you measure my space before ordering?

If you opt our free 2-hour studio consultation, that offer requires the customer to bring their measurements to us, but we do offer an in-home consultation for $195 where we come out and professionally measure your space and consult at your home. After the design is created and revised to your satisfaction and a quote is presented, if you decide to hire ModerNash for your home cabinetry purchase and installation, we credit the $195 expense towards your purchase.


What is the typical lead-time for cabinets to be installed once they're ordered?

Depending on the size of the project and amount of customization and materials needed, it can be 4 weeks at minimum for IKEA-only cabinetry, but for semi-custom fronts and cabinets it can take between 8 to 10 weeks.


What type of warranty comes with the cabinetry?

The semi-custom cabinetry materials from Semihandmade comes with a standard manufacturer warranty of 2 and up to 5 years depending on the material selected. Our installation service comes with a limited 90-day warranty that covers service call visits and product replacement. After 90 days, service calls are billed at $75 per call and customer is responsible for shipping charges of new parts. If a product is found to be defective, no shipping charge is assessed.

Can I choose a different color cabinet box frame other than white for my kitchen?

Yes! Working with Semihandmade and their Boxi+ line of cabinets allows for more choices. Instead of being obligated to only a white box frame from IKEA® (although it is cost effective), with Semihandmade you also have the option of wood grain and black for your cabinet box frames. They also offer white frames too, except with the added benefit of custom size options unlike IKEA® box frames.

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