Q: Where are you located?
A: The shop address is:
200 Florida Avenue Richmond, CA 84804 ph.(510) 233-6749
Q: How long have you been in business?
A: Since 2004, with over 25 years working in the trade.
Q: Do you carry stock or pre made cabinets?
Q: What type of work do you do?
A: We design, fabricate and install kitchen cabinets, home offices, bookcases, bathroom vanities, medicine cabinets, entertainment centers and residential casework. Counter tops are not typically included in our scope of work.
Q: What material do you use?
A: Our cabinet interior is made from domestic maple pre finished plywood. We do not use cheap imported plywood that is often not as structurally sound and has a high formaldehyde level. Exposed cabinet ends and trim are matched to the door species. We use the highest quality hardware (Blum Inc) manufacturer for hinges ans drawer slides.
Q: How much does a kitchen remodel cost?
A: Kitchens vary widely in price depending on a number of factors.
1. Adding and removing walls, new electrical and plumbing can vary greatly based on quality and the type of material they are made of. Additionally, and obviously, the size of the room makes a difference.
2. Prices vary widely depending on what you choose for appliances, fixtures, and surfaces including counter tops and floors.
3. Additionally, your cabinet-related material selections and accessories have an impact. These include door material, door finish, interior finish and accessories such as hardware, rollout shelves, lazy susans, spice racks, crown moulding, light valances. click for top of page
Q: Can I afford new custom cabinets?
A: Like any major purchase, you should only spend what you can afford to spend. That means setting a budget and try to keep it in check. Explore all options and compare apples to apples. Compare your return on investment with a custom job that sets your room or home apart from using stock kitchen cabinets that can be quite generic looking. We believe money spent locally stays in the community, most of our suppliers are with local family businesses.
Q: Can I save money by painting or refacing my existing cabinet doors or installing a new counter tops on my old cabinets?
A: Yes, but chances are you might be disappointed when you are done. These changes are cosmetic and don’t solve functional problems in the kitchen. Often drawer glides are inadequate and rollout shelves are nonexistent. Edge taping the front of the face frame can be problematic; it often peels away. An existing kitchen design and layout may not necessarily work out well for your needs today.
Another reason not to reface is the structural integrity of the old cabinets, they may not stand up to the weight of common heavier tops used today such as granite ans quartz.
Q: Do you have a showroom?
A: No, however we can provide sample doors and finishes. Clients are welcome to come to the workshop to see cabinet styles, work being carried out and view sample doors.click for top of page
Q: How do your cabinet prices compare to the big box stores and discount cabinet centers?
A: Like most things, if it's cheap, it's cheap for a reason. While we can't compete with mass produced cheap materials and labor, we believe we offer a higher quality product dollar for dollar with greater accessibility and storage space with our “frameless” cabinets as compared to the “face frame” cabinets sold by large home centers.
For a fair comparison, One should really add up all the little add on costs from the big box stores, like filler strips, crown moulding, finished ends& kick panels, assembly, delivery and installation.
Q: Whats the difference between “Frame less” and “ Face frame “ cabinets?
A: Frame less style cabinets (or European ) is where the door and drawer overlap the front of the cabinet box. When the doors are in the closed position, there is about 1/8” of a gap (reveal) between one door and the next. This style allows for more accessories and saves a great deal of space. Accessories like roll out shelves and adjustable shelves can easily be added even years after the initial cabinet installation.
Face frame cabinets have a solid frame attached to the front of the cabinet box usually about 2” wide. The door is hinged off of this frame, overlapping the frame by 1/2”.This does not seem like a lot of space to loose, but when you add all the frames in a typical kitchen it is quite substantial. Also the frame is not not as functional as frame less for adding accessories. click for top of page
Q: Whats the difference between you and those nice cabinet showrooms?
A: The short answer is we have a workshop.
Most of these showrooms are simply buying pre made cabinets from a number of “cabinet lines”from out of state and sometimes out of the country and resold for a high mark up. These cabinets are restricted to increment measurements of 3” so the designer is limited to whatever the “ cabinet line” offers.
This is never the case with us, cabinets are made to any size, width, depth or height that fits your needs.
Q: Do you charge for estimates?
A:Providing there is enough information on submitted drawings or even rough sketches that are emailed, faxed , mailed or dropped off at the shop there is generally no charge for estimates.
In certain circumstances where an initial home visit is required for field measuring or for on site design options a consulting fee is charged. This fee is credited to the job, upon work being carried out by EBC. click for top of page
Q: What is your typical work process?
A:1. Drawings or rough sketches can be emailed, snail mailed or dropped off at the shop. The more detailed the better.
2.Once drawings are received and reviewed usually we have enough info to generate an estimate.
3.If the estimate is accepted, a scheduling deposit is required to lock in a window of time for the project.
4.If necessary, we come to your home to confirm all the measurements and if applicable, a appliance list with model make and numbers, new floor and counter top thickness would be needed. The estimate may be revised (up or down to accommodate any changes).
5.Our shop CAD drawings are drawn up with details on cabinet sizing and accessory notes.
6.The client reviews the drawings (and changes are made if necessary).
7.Once drawings are approved and a contract signed, then we are ready to begin the material ordering in which another payment is required.
8.The next step is the cabinet cutting, millwork and assembly.
9.Doors and drawer fronts are pre hung in the shop for a precise fit.
10.All parts that need to be finished are to sent to a local finisher.
11.Once parts are back from the finisher, parts are wrapped and stacked .
12.A schedule is made for delivery and installation.
13.After the cabinet installation a counter top template is made ( not by East Bay Cabinets).
14.Enjoy many happy years in your new kitchen.
Q: Do you install cabinetry?
A: Yes, we deliver and instal or you can choose your own installer.
We can also recommend a local handyman for framing, plumbing and electrical..
Q: Is their anything I can do to cut costs?
A: Yes, below are some ideas to help reduce the overall costs of new custom cabinets.
1.Delivery and installation by customer.
2.Finishing the cabinets by applying brush on finish by customer.
3.Sub tops and counter tops researched by the customer.
4.Appliance installation by customer.
Q: Do you provide any additional services?
A: Yes, we provide a cutting and millwork service for handy men / woman who like to take on projects but may not have the machinery. Please visit for more details.