Frequently Asked Questions

In-stock kitchens are often available in hours! We can normally check inventory and let you know within an hour if your kitchen is in stock. The lead time for custom cabinets varies depending on complexity, size, finishing, and seasonal factors. At Skip’s we are quite good at estimating overall time to complete a custom cabinet project, but keep in mind that the estimates may vary slightly from actual time needed. Our cabinet makers’ primary goal is to always make the highest possible quality product for our customers.

With very few exceptions, we discourage customers from having us pre-cut the countertops before the cabinets are installed. Unlike the big box stores, we cut our countertops for you here in town. Because of that we can offer quick and stellar service. Once the cabinets are installed and final measurements are confirmed, we can have your countertops ready for pickup in a day or so. In some rare cases, the countertop tolerance in length is not a factor and we can cut them in advance.

Stop installing and call us. It is not uncommon for a homeowner to mismeasure a space. Our in-stock cabinets are exchangeable after the sale provided they are in new condition - no holes in them, for example. Please use care in unboxing the cabinets so the box can reused in case an exchange is required.

Nothing is wrong. The Pro100 software is totally unlike the commonly used software in the cabinet industry. We have modified the software to show our designs in near photo-realistic quality. The Pro100 design viewer available for download on our site is a demo version of the software. If you request it we will email your design file and, after downloading the design viewer, you may view changes in countertop and cabinet style as well as wall colors and floor patterns but you cannot print them. If you need to print a different view of your kitchen, call or stop in and we can email you various renditions for printing.

We do not. We recommend that the cabinet installer make the measurements. Ideally that person will work with us to ensure an accurate and functional design. In the case of a contractor this is routine. However many homeowners choose to install their own kitchens. We have sold many homeowners their kitchens over the past 38 years and they have installed their kitchens successfully. We do not install kitchens. If you are interested in installing your own kitchen, we are happy to recommend some videos and tutorials for ideas and tips.

We are a family owned business. Seventeen years ago upon opening our new Skip’s Home Center at its present site, the owners decided that they needed to spend more time together and with their families. If you need our services and are unable to shop during the week, call and one of our staff will make a weekend appointment for you. Our store is open Monday through Friday, 8AM to 6PM.

We do not currently make appointments for kitchen design. We can normally accommodate walk-in design requests. If additional information (such as more measurements, etc.) is needed or the design is particularly complex, we may need to schedule an appointment to complete the design. Normally, a customer can expect to have a completed design with pricing for in-stock cabinets in about an hour - often even less.

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Skip's Home Center is a Family-Owned business supplying quality building products for more than 65 years.

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