Delta Cabinetry of New Orleans
The Process of Bringing Your New Kitchen to life in a New Construction Home using Delta Custom Cabinets, from Start to finish.

What can I expect, and what do I have to do?

  1. Once your house is framed, we come out and take our final measurements and inspect the conditions.
  2. We then set an appointment at our office where we will sit down and finalize all the details. At this time, we will need to know the thickness of the sheetrock, the width of any door/window casings, and thickness of the flooring intended. We ask that you have the spec sheets on all the intended appliances at this time. If we hadn’t already, we will do a full fledged computer design where you will be able to see your new kitchen in perspective, and any other views you like. Otherwise, we will tweak and adjust the design we have started.
  3. Once we finalize everything and the order is officially placed with us, within a week, we will provide you with a full set of our AFC Drawings (Approved For Construction). You will then have everything you need to shop for countertops and/or anything else you may need. Often the plumbers, and/or electricians will request these drawings for accuracy detailing of their rough-in work. This is true especially in the case of roughing-in for specialty items such as Pot-Filler Faucets behind stoves, Under-Cabinet Lighting, Television and/or touch screen wiring, etc. These drawings will include our contact information and invitation for any of the other subs to contact us direct with questions.
  4. Production begins on the cabinets. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to produce the cabinets.
  5. In the interim you will have time for your plumbers and electricians to rough-in.
  6. Next up, will be your sheetrock crew to close in the walls and paint. We recommend priming and painting all preliminary coats (up to the final coat) before we install the cabinets. Paint the final coat after we install the cabinets.
  7. Flooring is sometimes done before, and sometimes done after the cabinets are in. Either way is fine with us. Please keep us informed of your intentions through the process that we know how to prepare. Please inform us of the floor thickness either way.
  8. In the interim, about 3 weeks before projected delivery of the cabinets, we recommend that you select your countertops during this time and place the order based on preliminary drawings that we will furnish. Give your countertop supplier the projected date of installation for the cabinets. They will want to measure the installed cabinets before they will fabricate the tops, however, you will be able to lock in to their schedule and be sure the materials are held and delivered to your fabricator beforehand by providing a date of projected installation. This will save a substantial amount of lead time from your order once the cabinets are installed.
  9. We like to keep in close touch with our customers in the closing weeks to assure that everything is on schedule on both ends. Once the cabinets are fabricated, we deliver and install them. Installation, with all trim and crown molding usually takes 1 to 1-1/2 weeks. If we are installing your decorative hardware, please give these to the installer on the day he arrives and explain the details of installation.
  10. Once we are finished installing the cabinets, you are ready to install countertops and appliances. Once the water is on and the electricity is live, You are ready to cook up some Creole Gumbo, and Barbeque Shrimp for the hardworking cabinet crew that worked so diligently to bring your dream kitchen to life!!! Hehehaaa
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