Homeowners Guide to Cabinets
Cabinets are in the majority of rooms in your house...
You have kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, laundry room cabinets, entertainment room center cabinets, office cabinets, etc.
When you look at a picture of a beautiful kitchen, you probably aren’t wondering what type of wood the cabinets are made of.
If you remodel and the cabinets aren’t good quality, then you will definitely notice and you will not be happy with the issues.
The challenge is cabinets are expensive, especially in a kitchen where you need a lot of them. If you buy bad cabinets they won't last long and you'll have to redo the remodel down the road.
Because of that, we created this homeowner cabinet guide so you can learn about the types of cabinet construction and what is best for you. We tried to keep it to the basics to not have excessive information that takes too long to read and probably not necessary for homeowners.
It not a secret in the construction industry that cabinets have a long lead time.
Most homeowners who haven't remodeled often don't realize how much time is involved, so here is a basic timeline in chronological order:
- 1After we sign the agreement, we schedule a meeting with the cabinet manufacturer to come out and discuss your cabinet layout and style in more detail. We want to ensure the measurements, layout and design are exactly how you want it because if a change needs to be made it can drastically increase your project timeline and cost more money. This appointment is usually scheduled 1-3 weeks after you sign the agreement, depending on everyone's availability.
- 2It usually takes a week for the manufacturer to get the cabinets priced out and provide the number to all of us. The homeowner then has to see if there's any changes they want to make to either increase or lower the cabinet costs.
- 3If there are changes that adds another week usually
- 4If there are no changes then we do the cabinet render to verify the layout that fits within the budget and homeowner's goals. This usually takes 2-5 days.
- 5Then the homeowner reviews the render and approves it which can take 1-14 days.
- 6Once we have an approval for everything we order the cabinets. Depending on the cabinet line and the manufacturers backlog, cabinets can take 5-10 weeks to arrive
So as you can see, there's a lot of back and forth to do the proper planning and ensure you are happy.
From the time that you sign an agreement, it can take 3-4 months for the cabinets to be installed. We try to speed this up in any way we can, but it is important to have the right expectations.
Stock, Semi-Custom & Custom Cabinets
Stock cabinets provide a faster and easier option compared to semi-custom or custom. Stock cabinets are made in common cabinet sizes, and are made in specific colors, door styles and finishes.
Stock cabinets usually take 5-7 weeks to be built so they are faster than other options. They are also less expensive because they are made in mass repeatedly. Many homeowners pick stock cabinets because they have plenty of options to choose from and they help keep the cost within their budget.
Semi-custom cabinets are more money than stock cabinets, but less than full custom cabinets. Semi-custom cabinets are available in more styles and options than stock cabinets, allowing you to create a personalized style and look.
Semi-custom cabinets can be ordered in a wide choice of finishes, stains, paints, glazes and specialty finishing styles such as distressing. They are also available with fun and functional storage options and can be embellished with crown molding, cabinet legs and feet, and a range of hardware choices to create a unique style.
Many homeowners choose custom cabinets because they want to add fun storage options or a few extra touches like crown molding.
Custom Cabinets are the most expensive but provide you with endless options. They will definitely take the longest to make, but you can ask for virtually anything if you have the money and time to wait for them.
Most homeowners do not have a need for custom cabinets and if they want one or two custom aspects to their kitchen or bathroom, they simply go with semi-custom cabinets.
Framed VS Frameless Cabinets
There are two main types of front-facing cabinet styles. One is where there is a frame around the cabinet from behind the cabinet door and the other is where there is no frame around the cabinet box and it attaches directly with the cabinet doors.
Framed Cabinet Box Construction
This is the more common option, especially in the United States. It is less expensive than a frameless box construction. Face frames allow for easier installation and door/drawer adjustment.
This adjustment is important to ensuring everything looks right. Framed cabinets also have more options for modifications and sizes.
Frameless Cabinet Box Construction
This style option is more popular in Europe and it will cost you more money. Because there isn’t a frame around the cabinet, there is a small increase in accessibility for items inside the cabinet.
You have to get more cabinet fillers (pieces of wood that go in between cabinet boxes, in the front of the cabinet to provide clearance for drawer and door openings.
Cabinet sides are ordered finished at the factory. There are also fewer options in sizes and modifications due to the difference or limitation of the construction.
Wood Materials Of Cabinets
There are many options for cabinets, many of which are low quality, or ridiculously expensive. We will discuss the 3 main options homeowners are interested in.
One option is cabinets that use natural wood for the cabinet drawers, doors & boxes which is one of the most expensive options. These are usually chosen by homeowners who do not have a maximum budget for their remodel and are looking for the highest quality available.
The next option which is the most popular where you have a combination of plywood box construction with solid wood drawers and then natural wood doors if stained or HDF doors if painted.
Another option is particle board which is one of the least expensive options, but also lower quality and a lot more risks which we will discuss in a moment
Natural Wood Cabinets
Natural wood for all elements of the kitchen cabinet (boxes, drawer sides, drawer faces, cabinet door) is rather expensive and not necessary for 99% of homeowners.
Natural wood has a great look to it but it comes at a price. Many cabinets will have a veneer on them to look like natural wood. This is very common in the inside of cabinets where homeowners want a nice look, but they don’t want to pay the amount of money for natural wood.
The downside to natural wood is you can’t control the look of it because the wood has natural elements to it like knots, bird pecks, burls, wormholes, mineral streaks, gum streaks, and color changes.
So imagine spending a lot of money on your cabinets to find several of them have odd looking sections because of these variants you can’t control. This natural wood look isn't the fault of the cabinet manufacturer or remodeler, so if you don’t like the look you end up having to pay for more cabinets, which is not a good scenario.
Plywood is generally thought to be the better product when building cabinets. Plywood weighs less than natural wood or particle board, yet it is very strong.
Plywood is often considered the best choice for cabinet boxes because the wood is strong, therefore it holds screws and other fasteners better. Plywood is also more resistant to scratches & dents compared to particle boards.
So Plywood is strong, yet light and can hold unto fasteners quite well. The last thing you want is your cabinet falling down because the wood can’t hold the screws in, which leads us to particle board...
Particle board Cabinets
Particle board is something you probably don’t want in your house. Particle board is made from sawdust mixed with glue and other binding agents and put under pressure to solidify and cure. Because of this method of creation, particle board is not dense which means if you cut into it, you’ll see holes and gaps.
These holes and gaps make particle board weak, creating issues when trying to screw or fasten your particle board cabinets.
Particle board is also rough and does not make it easy to sand down to a smooth look.
It also can swell easily when introduced to water or just moisture. Once it is introduced to moisture particle board gradually disintegrates, making it a bad choice for a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room or wet bar, where water is common.
We recommend you stay away from particle boards.
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
MDF is similar to particle board but it is more highly engineered. The size of the particles is very fine, and those particles are bonded together under higher pressure. Because of the smaller particles and increased pressure, MDF is more dense compared to particle board. MDF also sands better than particle board because the particles are small and it can provide a smooth surface.
MDF pros are that it is strong like wood, it won’t warp and it lasts a long time under right conditions. Medium density fiberboard is great for areas that get a lot of moisture like bathrooms. Bathrooms get a lot of humidity and temperature changes and real wood or particle boards don’t do as well in those conditions.
MDF can be fabricated into different shapes and styles easier than other wood types and therefore it is used a lot in cabinet doors. MDF also cuts cleaner and smoother then regular wood or particle board. MDF is also cheaper than natural lumber wood.
MDF cons are that it scratches easily and you can’t repair it because it can’t be sanded the same way you can with natural lumber wood. MDF doesn't do well when exposed to high temperatures, so it isn’t good for Phoenix Garages or outdoor kitchens.
Another con to medium density fiberboard is it doesn’t stain well. It soaks up the stain just like water and can swell and become rough. Another challenge with staining is it doesn’t have any wood grain pattern to show once stained, so it wouldn’t look good.
High Density Fiberboard (HDF)
Also referred to as hardboard, a high density fiberboard (HDF) is a type of engineered wood product. High Density Fiberboard is similar but much harder & denser than particle board or MDF with a density greater than 50 pounds per cubic foot.
The high density of HDF makes it popular in flooring because of the foot traffic and pressure.
HDF creates a smooth and uniform surface wherever it is used. HDF does not have any grain and unlike wood, resists cracking in temperature and humidity changes. This makes it a popular choice for painted finish cabinet doors. HDF is usually more expensive than MDF but less expensive than natural wood.
If a homeowner is interested in any type of painted cabinets, HDF is a fantastic choice to help homeowners get a well priced product that will be durable and last a long time.
So HDF is a great choice for painted cabinets, but you need natural wood for stained cabinets to show off the wood grain.
Quality cabinets at an affordable price is really important for us. We have tried many cabinet manufacturers and we have found over the years that Sollid cabinets are the best choice for our homeowners.
All of our cabinets have:
Here are some of the cabinet styles we offer:
We hope this homeowner cabinet guide was helpful. This should help with choosing good kitchen, bathroom cabinets that will save you money without running the risk of bad cabinets that won't last long.
If you haven’t already checked to see if we will be a good fit for each other, find out below:
What Your Neighbors Are Saying
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Phoenix Home Remodel just completed our Master Bathroom remodel and we could not be happier with everything that they did and how they do it.
They have a process all set up so you are kept in the loop for the entire remodel, and they will not start the remodel until all components are ordered and received which makes for a really smooth and quick remodel once they start.
Rodrigo was our designer and was super helpful in picking out fixtures and providing many choices and advice.
Ben and Mark were our project managers and were always very responsive and always let us know when they would arrive and what they would be doing and kept project running smoothly.
Lupe did a great job on the tile work and you can tell he is very good at everything tile. Scott did a great job installing the shiplap. And Roy did a great job with the cabinets.
I would highly recommend Phoenix Home Remodeling and look forward to using them again when we do our guest bathroom.
“Almost a year later and I’m still in love with my kitchen!!!
Thanks to Phoenix Home Remodeling for doing such an amazing job transforming my entire house!!
They were so awesome to work with and so reliable!!
If you are in the market to remodel, whether it’s a whole home or just a bathroom, definitely give them a call!!!”
“Phoenix Home Remodeling recently remodeled our master shower!
It was an amazing experience from the beginning to the completion of the project.
They informed us the whole process, showed up on time, communicated with us the progress every day, and the area was cleaned and organized when they left daily.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about the whole team. A+++++!
We love Phoenix Home Remodeling so much that we already recommended them to our friends and neighbors.”
“If you are looking for an dependable, affordable, and quality-driven remodeling company for your home, you can’t go wrong with Phoenix Home Remodeling.
Jeremy, Ben, and Mark (and Garren and Aaron) pay special attention to all details and strive to make sure the customer is happy with the end product.
For almost seven weeks PHR was in our home transforming our two old and dated bathrooms into modern and stylish bathrooms.
We couldn’t be happier with the results. Thanks, PHR! We’ll use your services again!”
“Phoenix Home Remodeling is a quality company both in service and in workmanship.
What I valued most, however, was their willingness to work with me as an equal partner to help me reach the vision I had for creating a beautiful new master bathroom.
The employees of this company are people of utmost integrity and I trusted their judgment as we worked together to create this new extraordinary space.
I could not have chosen a better company and my expectations were reached and even exceeded.
I am so grateful.”
“Jeremy, Ben & Mark did a wonderful job.
Very professional, always showed up on time & kept me advised every step of the way.
I will absolutely use them again.”
“Remodeling is such a daunting concept…until you meet the guys at Phoenix Home Remodeling.
From the initial conversation, we were made to feel that our vision didn’t seem too far fetched after all! We gave them a long wish list and they took the time to provide the quote for each item allowing us to prioritize.
The quote left no room for big surprises. They were always accessible which is very helpful to anxious homeowners! What was even more impressive was how neat they left the work area each day.
One of the many indications they really care about each home they touch. Thank you, Jeremy, Ben and Mark (in no particular order) and to your crew for everything!
We are so happy with the care you gave our home and for the many extras, you did just because.”
“A big thank you to Mark, Ben and Jeremy with Phoenix Home Remodeling!! They did an AMAZING job with our SECOND remodel on our home! Our first remodel was our master and guest bathrooms and our complete flooring on our second level. This time they did a complete remodel on our family room wall/TV niche.
Once again their level of service, commitment, timely completion and perfection of work done was above and beyond. They make any remodel as easy as possible. They communicate each and every step and follow through with precision. Thank you again!!!!
We HIGHLY recommend Phoenix Home Remodeling!
“Phoenix Home Remodeling far exceeded our expectations! We remodelled our master math and partial remodel of two other bathrooms. The process was so smooth and the entire team made something that can be very stressful into a project that was enjoyable.
I appreciated the collaboration and communication throughout the entire project from start to finish. Jeremy, Ben, and Mark are absolutely amazing and we will definitely work with them again on our next project! They by far are the best of the best.”
“I have worked with lots of contractors and these guys impressed me with their clear communication, how clean they keep the work areas and how much they care about their customers..highly recommend them.”
My wife and I were nervous to hire a home remodelling company. We chose Phoenix home Remodeling because they talked about how organized they were. That was definitely true.
They let us know what was going on at every step. Our 2 bathroom remodels look amazing. My wife and are very happy. If you are looking for a home remodelling company in Phoenix you’ll like working with them.
“Mark and his team were easy to work with and their attention to detail was great. Our kitchen looks perfect just how we wanted it and we couldn’t be happier.
Thank you Phoenix Home Remodelers!!!”
“Easy to work with this team. I’ve worked with many contractors over the years and I must say this is the first time I’ve ever really been impressed. They showed up daily on time, worked hard the whole time they were there, listened to what we wanted, did an awesome job, completed on time as promised, fairly priced and cleaned up their job site daily. Would definitely recommend and will use them again if needed.
Thanks to Jeremy for reaching out to my request, and thanks to Mark and Ben for helping us create our dream shower!!”
“We contracted with Phoenix Home Remodeling to renovate our three bathrooms and they did a fantastic job. Great communication, the project plan kept at least one bathroom functional throughout, absolutely zero corner-cutting, great attention to detail, and very clean work.
Mark, Ben and Jeremy are responsive, helpful, skilled and easy to work with. Their level of craftsmanship is something that every contractor should aspire to.
“Very professional, excellent communication, delivered on budget.
Timeline was lengthened due to a wrong part (my fault). As soon as it came in they were back out immediately to finish the job.
I’ve worked with them twice in 2 years (partial hall bath and complete master bath redo) and I absolutely would hire them again.”
“I was nervous about hiring a home remodel contractor because of the stories I’ve heard.
The info they gave helped me evaluate companies and then choose phoenix home remodeling.
Their communication was better than I expected, they kept things clean.
The online tool they used made things easier and I always knew what was going on.
All my remodels turned out amazing and I’m very happy! Things went pretty smooth and I am very glad I chose phoenix home remodeling. Thank you!”
“Thank you to Phoenix Home Remodeling for the terrific job they did with our bathrooms!
They exceeded our expectations and we are just thrilled with the way everything turned out.
Mark, Ben, and Jeremy are responsive, helpful, skilled and easy to work with.
Their level of craftsmanship and attention to detail is beyond reproach.
We are so grateful for their professionalism and hard work, and recommend them highly!”
“I didn’t do a kitchen remodel, but I had my master bathroom redone in January by Phoenix Home Remodeling.
They were friendly and had great communication. They even use an app to track all your product selections and job progress.
They uploaded photos every night when they finished work. I would definitely use them again for a project.”
“We did a complete remodel of our master bathroom and I cannot say enough positive things about our experience working with Phoenix Home Remodeling!
Starting with the initial design phase and ending with a very timely and professionally executed project plan.
If you’re looking for a contractor who is 100% committed to customer service, and doing what they said they will do, you don’t need to look any further!
Exemplary project management, regular communication, and fantastic workmanship.”
“We had Phoenix Home Remodeling update our 1980’s style kitchen and master bathroom. Fantastic job! The team was very professional and friendly.
Their tile work alone is worth the price, and are easy to work with and made the process painless.
We highly recommend Phoenix Home Remodeling for your project.”
“It was a pleasure working with Phoenix Home Remodeling again. They helped us with our master bathroom shower remodel.
Everyone was easy to work with and my shower came out exactly how I wanted. Lupe did the shower tile and he was meticulous! Aaron and Garron were also great!
The master bathroom and hallway they used to access our house was always cleaned at the end of the day and they were respectful of our home and understanding with our baby being in the house.
They were professional, good with timelines, respectful, and helpful with our questions.
We love our master bathroom remodel! Thank you to everyone involved!”
“Thanks to the super responsive, friendly, and knowledgeable team at Phoenix Home Remodeling for an amazing and courteous job well done on a facelift of our guest bathroom.
Though a small project overall (bathtub removal, shower and countertop installation) we were treated as a priority client.
The team of Jeremy, Ben, Mark, Lupe and Aaron were all extremely professional and courteous. Their communication and ALWAYS ON TIME to the job exceeded expectations.
Work was performed timely, professionally and they cleaned up in the areas they worked in. Prices are reasonable and service is top notch. We would highly recommend them to others.
Simply cannot say enough good things about Phoenix Home Remodeling and will definitely be calling them again.”
“After working with Jeremy and his team on my master bath remodel, I can honestly say I wouldn’t look elsewhere for future projects. Every person we worked with throughout the process was 100% professional and a pleasure to work with.
The initial estimates were extremely detailed and we knew exactly what to expect, which made our first big remodel much less intimidating.
The Project Manager had great attention to detail, made helpful suggestions, and ensured that everything was completed on time.
The designer was super helpful and didn’t blink an eye when I made some off-the-wall changes (like a bright blue vanity!).
The tile expert, knowing I was a little nervous about the grout color, even did a small sample and called me over to take a final look to make sure everything was perfect. Phoenix Home Remodeling is truly a class act.”
“I used Phoenix Home Remodeling to do a bathroom remodel for my parents.
The whole crew was fantastic!
They were always on time, friendly and incredibly respectful to my parents who were home during the whole remodel.
The completed project turned out perfectly and was exactly what we were looking for!”
“It was great working with Phoenix Home Remodeling!
Overall the experience was amazing. From start to finish it went smoothly.
The final outcome was impressive.
They Remodeled our kitchen and the before and after difference was out of this world.”
Nayeli "Dora" C.
“PHR was truly incredible to work with from start to finish.
We couldn’t be happier with our final product – 3 beautiful new bathrooms – but, also with the entire process and team.
They were efficient, fair, trustworthy, communicative and SO easy to work with.
We felt confident leaving them to finish the job without us onsite and knew what was happening with the project every step of the way.
We would highly recommend them to anyone looking to remodel in the Phoenix area!”
“We recently had Phoenix Home Remodeling remodel our kitchen.
They were very easy to work with from the start to finish. The project went fairly smooth even during this virus time.
The guys that came out, Ben, Mark, Aaron, were great to work with. They listened to what we wanted and did everything they could to make it work for us.
Very professional and reasonably priced.
We would highly recommend Phoenix Home Remodeling. Thanks again guys!”
“Phoenix Home Remodeling recently remodeled our kitchen and dining room.
this remodel included removing an interior wall and replacing flooring in multiple levels of our home.
The communication was amazing, there was never a delay in any response to our questions along the way, and we were always told what time people would be showing up to work on things for the day.
Our project stayed on budget (aside from the items we chose to upgrade) and it finished on time.
They were generally working on our home 6 days a week. I had heard so many horror stories about remodeling prior to this project, so I was truly shocked that Phoenix Home Remodeling actually exceeded my expectations!
We will be updating our bathrooms within the next couple of years and there’s absolutely no question that we will be working with PHR again.”
“We had three bathrooms that were old and outdated.
One of our bathrooms was so bad, my kids dreaded using the old rusty shower. After the remodeling of the bathrooms, my kids now are proactive in using the showers.
The new showers are luxurious.
During the remodeling, they were very considerate about keeping the house very clean during the work.
the cost was reasonable too. I highly recommend Phoenix Remodeling.”
“They just finished up a kitchen remodel for us.
We are happy with the results and the process.
They always kept us in the loop on what was going on. It was easy to communicate and get a hold of them.
The designer was awesome to work with.
I never felt like I guessing on what to do next or when they were coming out.
That was important to me that they should up on time. I’d recommend them, and we hope to use them on future projects.”
“I had (3) Bathroom remodel and the job was completed in 6 weeks. I allow them to enter my home while I was out on vacation.
Every bathroom exceeded what I imagined.
This group is a great team.
Thanks again PHR for such a great job.”
“My husband and I recently completed a home remodel through Phoenix Home Remodeling that included replacement of the living room floor, new kitchen, laundry room and master bath.
They were recommended to us through a blog that services my daughter’s neighborhood in Gilbert. We did do our due diligence and got 4 estimates but ultimately chose Phoenix Home Remodeling.
We found the company to be reputable with clear and honest communication throughout the process.
They updated us with any changes to the original plan/pricing and finished the project within their estimated timeframe. Most importantly, they were sensitive to our concerns about the safety of our home and were respectful of the condition of our home.
We would most definitely use them again for another home remodeling project.”
“This was our first time working with Phoenix Home Remodeling to completely remodel two bathrooms.
From start to finish they were professional and the workmanship was outstanding.
They helped guide us through our first remodel venture.
We are planning to use them again as we have a few more projects to get done.”
“I recently had Phoenix Home Remodeling complete renovations in both my master and guest bathrooms, kitchen, and entertainment wall in my home. I can’t tell you how happy I am with the results!!
The process they set in place and communication on a daily basis made the entire project so much easier than expected.
The use of BuilderTrend software helped to keep me on budget and communication between the team and myself seamless. The team of employees were amazing to work with; especially given this was my first time remodeling a home.
The work and amount of care for my home, lifestyle (we lived in the house during the construction), and quality of work was evident from day one until completion. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is in need of a home project or upgrades.
I am pleased beyond measure with my newly updated home and cannot thank Phoenix Home Remodeling enough for their time, effort, and personalization they put into making this project well worth the investment. Thank you PHR!!”
“I highly recommend PHR for your home remodeling needs! You start off the process with Jeremy, who walks you through the step by steps of how they operate and makes sure that PHR and you are compatible (making sure the job scope fits their abilities/size). It’s a very detailed approach and is very informative, regardless if you stick with them for the project or not.
Once we signed the contract to start work, we met with Jason, who is PHR’s interior designer, who helped us pick out materials and the layout of our office based on an image we had found on the internet. After that was settled, Mark and Ben came over for measurements and to discuss the game plan for the renovation.
We requested that the project be done before our new baby arrived and they nailed it!
Ben handled the project management side and Mark handled the various subcontractors and a bunch of work. Whenever I pointed out something that was flawed, Mark was sure to take care of whatever the concern was, no questions asked.
He was very meticulous in his work and it showed off in the end. Our office turned out fantastic and we are so happy that PHR was able to deliver on time and on budget. Jeremy comes back at the end to make sure everything went smoothly and sign off on the final delivery.
We plan on doing more renovations in the coming years and PHR will certainly be the first contractor we reach out to! Thanks guys!”
Most people love their house after a renovation, but not so many can say they loved the process….I did!
This company holds itself to such a high standard of workmanship and communication, it exceeded all my expectations.
I am a perfectionist, but so are they.
They love their work. They explain processes, show up on time, guide you when needed, answer calls and concerns immediately.
The finished product is amazing.
At the end of the process we felt like family! What more can I say?
“Jeremy and the rest of the team were great to work within remodeling our bathroom.
Although small, it was a technically complex remodel with limited space.
They did an excellent job from start to finish, and we were updated every step of the way.”
“We had this company come out and give our kitchen a facelift (new sink, countertops and backsplash).
While we didn’t have a huge project we were very impressed with this company.
They were easy to communicate with and always on time. The workers who came into our home were polite. We worked with their designer, Jason and he was great.
Throughout the whole process, we always knew what was coming and what was expected of us. Looking forward to working with them in the future for our bathrooms.”
Phoenix Home Remodeling recently remodeled my kitchen and master bath.
Jeremy, Ben, and Mark are incredibly professional! We chose designer cabinets which take a bit longer, and the results are incredible and very high quality!
Both the kitchen and master bath and many other projects they completed throughout my entire home are perfect and exactly how I dreamed they would turn out!
Several friends and family have been to my newly remodeled home and they can’t get over how amazing it looks! The quality of the work is beyond my expectations!
Phoenix Home Remodeling is a company I would definitely hire again; a truly top-notch company!
“I don’t have a ton of experience with remodels (this was our first) but I can’t imagine the process being any smoother.
The Phoenix Home Remodeling team is a well-oiled machine. They kept our fairly substantial remodel (flooring, 3 bathrooms, Kitchen, Paint and more) on time and on budget.
Even after we added a large amount of scope to the project (decided to do all 3 bathrooms) they still finished the project within a week of their original estimate.
The quality was outstanding, but their communication was even better. I text Ben (PM) regularly through the process and they always kept me up to date which helped a ton.
As it is with most things, you get what you pay for, and hiring Phoenix Home remodeling is a decision I would make over and over. They might not be the cheapest option, but they are undoubtedly the best.
I hope this review is helpful for anyone looking to get their home remodeled. This is definitely the company to hire.”
“I can’t say enough wonderful things about Phoenix Home Remodeling! I love my new bathroom. The whole team is incredibly professional, and each person on it excels in their area of expertise.
Jeremy has established a wonderful system and provides so much valuable information and I love the software system he uses. I always felt well-informed, and my questions and requests were responded to quickly. Jason, the Designer, took my few ideas and came up with a design that was both beautiful and highly functional.
The guys who did the work – Ben, Mark, Garin and all of the others – worked so hard, their work was perfection, and before they left every day, the area was clean and organized.
I’ve heard of people so tired of having workers in their house and problems associated with remodels, but these guys were so great, professional and the whole process was so easy and went so fast! Thank you, Phoenix Home Remodeling!”
“We recently remodeled our master bathroom with Phoenix Home Remodeling. After having at least six other companies come through and give us a bid, we never felt comfortable.
Then we met with Phoenix Home Remodeling.
They were upfront, honest, and able to answer our questions. We decided to move ahead with Phoenix Home Remodeling for the project.
Then the entire process was fantastic. We were able to diagram out every single thing we wanted, and they made it happen. We had good dialogue throughout.
Every one of their employees was very pleasant, on time every day, and worked with us around our schedule.
And the end result is beautiful. We are extremely pleased with our new bathroom.
Special shoutout to Lupe on the tile work. It is immaculate.”
“In the first stages of researching people to do a bathroom remodel, I reached out to friends & co-workers. I received ZERO recommendations from them, but a few “who not to work with” as well as hearing the story of how one of my co-workers had an open BBB complaint against the company they used. I’ve never done this size remodel before so I was already a little nervous, but hearing their stories stressed me out!
I went online to do some research and that included NextDoor and the Living Chandler Facebook group. Checked out past “remodel” posts and noted any companies that were recommended multiple times. Once I got a fair amount of companies, I started calling them for initial consultations. After that, I narrowed it down to 3 for in-home consultations and quotes.
All 3 quotes were in the same ballpark, which was good since I didn’t feel like anyone was trying to take advantage of me. I went with Phoenix Home Remodeling (PHR) because unlike some of the others, they didn’t try to push me in a specific design direction and didn’t try to force expensive options. Seriously, one company really tried to upsell me on everything, even when I would share concerns.
Jeremy, Ben, Mark, and Jason made me feel comfortable and, while working with them, reinforced that I made the correct decision by listening to my questions and concerns. They were able to take general ideas/concepts and make them a reality! Their subs also helped reinforce that I went with the right people. Lupe (tile), Roy (vanity), Cody (woodworking, misc), and everyone else was friendly, polite, asked me questions to make sure they got things right and did a wonderful job.
Any kind of remodelling can be overwhelming, and PHR was the perfect guide through the process and helping me keep my sanity. I’ve already recommended them and will continue to do so, and I look forward to using them again! (apologies for the novel, but I can’t say enough good things about PHR)”
“We had a fantastic experience with Phoenix Home Remodeling on a recent project that included redoing our kitchen, powder room, and entire downstairs floor.
Ben, Mark, and Jeremy were very professional, responsive, and courteous.
We always knew exactly what each part would cost and had a great system for managing change orders.
They brought in excellent subcontractors for all the work and always made sure we were satisfied with what was completed.
We are already planning to use them again on our master bath remodel.”
“Thank you so much for everything! This company is amazing! I was a nervous wreck when we bought our first “fixer-upper” home.
I had no idea where to start or what to do. Jeremy was one of the first contractors that reached out to me, out of many I contacted, calmed my nerves and walked me through every step! My house feels like a different home!
It’s beautiful, clean and everything is done to perfection!
I couldn’t imagine going with anyone else! Thank you Phoenix Home Remodeling!!”
“As a commercial contractor, my experience with residential contractors have been less than stellar so I am generally jaded towards them.
These folks are not like residential contractors.
These guys have a good business model in my opinion and do excellent work!
On-time, reasonably priced, and quality installation.
Our first remodel and largest expense outside of the home or auto purchase and they made it as easy as possible for us.
If you can wait for this team to do your remodel you will not be sorry.”
“Phoenix Home Remodeling did all of the heavy liftings on a fix and flip project for me!
It’s was only my second project and these guys made it a nice and easy experience.
In the fix and flip world, or life in general, you hear horror stories about how contractors have been a nightmare….NOT THESE GUYS!!!
Super friendly, prompt, kept a clean and neat work site.
I’d use them again and def recommend to anyone that asks. I’ll def be calling them for the next one…”
“We hired Phoenix Home Remodeling, after meeting with and receiving quotes from several other companies, to remodel our master bathroom.
We were so very impressed with the communication, support, and reliability we experienced, from our initial appointment through our entire remodel.
Every trade that came to our home to complete the project was equally professional.
We are so pleased with our new bathroom and appreciate that Ben, Mark, and Jeremy were always available to answer questions, respond to requests, and help us create our new space.”
“We love Phoenix Home Remodeling! They did an amazing job on our bathrooms as well as the kitchen and den.
They were very prompt with answering our emails and calls as well as addressing any concerns we had.
Highly recommend Phoenix Home Remodeling for your next renovation!”
“Deciding to remodel my house interior was a major decision.
The scary part of this decision, I lived out of state in NY. I was fortunate enough to still have the first house I purchased while living in AZ. After reviewing various contractors, I felt the most comfortable with Phoenix Home Remodeling.
I have to admit that this was the most stress-free, easy-going process I ever experienced. I was able to keep in contact with Ben even with a 3 hour time difference.
I was informed about the progress of my project by phone and was also sent photos. The final results of my remodel were above my expectations.
My place looks great! Thanks to Ben and his crew.”
“They were outstanding start to finish. I got multiple quotes and their price was very fair. I immediately trusted them.
They communicate very well and did throughout the whole process.
They are detail-oriented which is important during a kitchen remodel. They got all our work done within the expected timeline.
Some companies in this space look to take advantage of homeowners but not Phoenix Home Remodeling. They are the best and we will use them again.”
“Remodeling with Phoenix Home Remodeling was AMAZING! We completely remodeled the second level of our home: master bathroom, guest bathroom all flooring on the second level including a dual staircase.
From the ease of scheduling the initial appointment to the final walk through each step of the way exceeded our expectations!!
Jeremy, Mark, Ben and Townsend were a pleasure to work with. Their dedication and attention to detail, scheduling of each part of the remodel and the quality of work completed was exactly as promised. Home remodeling projects can get off track with problems or issues and we were pleased that our whole remodel was right on track or completed earlier than expected.
We were always informed of any slight change of plan and communication through the whole process was outstanding.
Thank you, Jeremy, Mark, Ben and Townsend! We LOVE our “new” home! We highly recommend Phoenix Home Remodeling!!”
“Phoenix Home Remodeling recently completed the remodel of our guest and master bathrooms.
We are extremely pleased with the quality of their work, their attention to detail and the professionalism displayed by every person (plumbers, tile setters, counter installers, shower doors and glass team, etc.) who worked on our project.
Jeremy and Mark were great to work with and provided an exceptional level of customer service.
I would especially like to thank Townsend Saunders, (project manager) for providing outstanding communication, flexibility and completing the project on time and within budget as promised.
I highly recommend this company for any type of home remodeling projects.”
“This was my first experience with a remodel. Phoenix Home Remodeling redid both of my bathrooms and they look amazing!!
Great attention to detail, reasonable prices, and they finished within the estimated timeframe.
Jeremy and Mark were so easy to reach with questions and they responded very quickly, usually within the hour.
I don’t think you could find a more organized remodeling company! Thank you!!”
“We have worked with Phoenix Home Remodeling on a few jobs recently and are really impressed by their renovation work.
I’ve seen their bathroom remodels, kitchen remodels and other interiors remodel work. Their attention to detail on this renos is fantastic.
I’ve never seen such organized contractors in Phoenix when it comes to their technology, scheduling, and processes.
If you need a good home to remodel contractor in Arizona, Phoenix Home Remodeling is amazing.”
“Phx Home Remodeling is great. You hear nightmares all the time about contractors that don’t follow through, do poor work, and can be very difficult with whom to work.
These guys were excellent on every front. They were always on time, very considerate, easy to work with when you run into issues, and outstanding quality.
It is so nice to find a group like this in a very hit or miss industry.”
“From the first contact to finish the experience was beyond my expectations! The communication, collaboration, and attention to detail was first class.
The bathroom tub removal & shower install was completed on time and at budget.
I can’t wait to start an even bigger project with Phoenix Home Remodeling.”
“We couldn’t be happier with our bathroom remodel by Phoenix Home Remodeling.
They nailed my vision to a tee and made a process which is usually unorganized, stressful and unpleasant all around, into a breeze.
From start to finish they answered any questions that came up, gave us advice on finishes, showed up daily on time and was in constant communication with us about the project.
To top it all off, they finished our project early! Who doesn’t like that!
All in all a complete win with this company. Thank you Phoenix Home Remodeling!”
“We had two bathrooms fully remodeled and they look great!
I was impressed with the communication. We were updated along the way and were always told when someone would be at our house.
If we needed a question answered, we always received a quick response. We plan to use Phoenix Home Remodeling for our kitchen as well.”
“Phoenix Home Remodeling did a fantastic job for me. They did all my floors, 2 bathrooms and my kitchen in 5 weeks (one of which I was away on vacation) without going a dollar over the original budget.
Ben’s project management skills take all the work off of me. All I had to do was pick things out and he did the rest. Mark did a fantastic job with every detail. His workmanship is exceptional as is the work of their title team.
I couldn’t be happier with the results, the price and most of all the overall customer experience. We all know how hard it is to find trustworthy contractors in this area because there’s so much demand.
I’m glad I found PHR and I will be gladly referring them to anyone that asks. Thanks guys…”
“I had the wonderful experience of doing a 3 bathroom remodel, and many other add ons, with Phoenix Home Remodel in the fall of 2019.
The entire team was extremely professional, easy to communicate with, reasonably priced and fabulous to work with. From the initial meeting with Jeremy to the final walkthrough, they made the entire process easy and manageable.
Loved the app to track the whole process, loved when Mark was able to explain my vision to plumbers, glass, tile and the many other trades that we were working with. If you are ready to remodel, give them a call.”
“We loved Phoenix Home Remodeling.
They gave us a three-week estimate to completely redo our kitchen – from demo to rebuild. They had it completed in 1.5 weeks!
They truly care about their work and their customers and it showed throughout the entire process.”