Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do I start?

A: Everything starts with design. Our designers will guide you through product selection as well as understanding the process.

Q: What type of projects do you do?

A: Our scope of work includes design, product selection, and installation, if desired.

Q: Do I need my own contractor?

A: We are happy to provide you with installation services from tear out to final clean up. Often, our customers have pre-selected their own contractors and we are pleased to work with them from design to installation.

Q: Are you licensed and insured?

A: We use only licensed plumbing, HVAC, and electrical providers. We are fully insured, including workers’ compensation, general liability, property, and commercial auto, and we adhere to all state, county, and city codes and requirements.

Q: Do you provide a warranty?

A: We provide a 2 year warranty on our installation and labor. Clients also receive various manufacturers’ warranties on the products used for their project.

Q: How much should I plan to invest in a kitchen remodel?

A: While design elements and product choices can dramatically increase the cost of a kitchen, most complete kitchen remodels average between $35,000 and $50,000. Complete kitchen remodels typically include cabinetry, countertops, lighting, plumbing, flooring, tile, paint, and some appliance upgrades.

Q: How long does a typical kitchen remodel take?

A: On an average, 6-8 weeks. More complex projects, which might include wall removal and extensive changes to the footprint of the existing kitchen, may require 10-12 weeks.

Q: How much should I plan to invest in a bathroom remodel?

A: Typical master bath complete remodels, which include cabinetry, countertops, lighting, plumbing fixtures, tile, and paint average between $25,000 and $35,000. Hall bathroom and smaller master bathrooms usually require less investment to completely make over.

Q: How long does a typical bathroom remodel take?

A: On average, 6-8 weeks. More complex remodels may require 10-12 weeks.

Q: What payment options do you offer?

A: We accept Discover, Visa, MasterCard, and checks.

Q: How do I decide on cabinet style and finish, countertops, tile, lighting, and cabinet hardware?

A: Our showroom displays several different kitchen and bathroom styles and many varying products for ideas and inspiration. We also offer complimentary design services to our clients who purchase their cabinetry from Woodharbor Kitchen & Bath. Our designers will help each client find the décor style that best suits their home.

Q: What are my options for different styles of cabinetry?

A: We offer framed, frameless, inset, acrylic, and foil cabinets. We offer three lines of cabinetry and are able to fit most desired styles.

Q: How do I schedule a free consultation with a design expert?

A: You can request a consultation through our website or contact our office at 515-278-1531.

Q: During what hours can I schedule an appointment?

A: Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our designers will work with you to set up a time that is mutually convenient.

Q: What is included in Woodharbor’s complimentary design consultation?

A: We ask our clients to bring in dimensions and photos of their space to the first scheduled meeting to review plans, goals, and objectives. Based on the customer provided dimensions of the room, we will create a concept and a budget for the products such as cabinets, countertops, tile, sinks, and plumbing fixtures. We also provide installation, if desired, and give a quote based on the scope of work needed. A second showroom meeting is then scheduled to go over the design presentation and budget.

Q: What is the best way to prepare for my first meeting? What should I bring, and what should I do beforehand to get the most out of my complementary session?

A: Here are five tips:

  1. Make Your Own Scrapbook of Ideas – and are great websites for inspiration. We suggest you begin pinning/saving/printing out these inspiration photos and creating a portfolio of ideas. Post a note explaining what it is you like about each photo and what you’d like to see incorporated into your space.
  1. Make up a Wish List – Include specific things that you’re trying to add or change about your existing space. Does the current layout make sense? What are your storage needs? Do you need better lighting? What accessories would make your space more efficient? Do you need more counter space? Write it all down.
  1. Go Appliance Shopping – Research appliances online and go shopping just to get an idea of what kind of options are available and what fits in your budget.
  1. Measure Your Existing Kitchen or Bring in Blueprints – Include any door and window locations and ceiling height. Take pictures of the room with your phone or camera to help us visualize what you have measured.
  1. Think About the Budget You’re Considering for the Whole Renovation – We want to help you keep to your proposed budget and we strive to find ways to save you money without compromising quality and function.

Coming in prepared will make for a great first consultation. Allow for a 1 to 1-1/2 hour discussion and review. We will talk about functions, features, and style decisions. Our professional design advice will help save you costly mistakes and leave you with peace of mind knowing that you are doing business with a company that truly cares.

Q: How does Woodharbor incorporate sustainability?

Q: How does Woodharbor incorporate sustainability?

A: Woodharbor produces a 100% green cabinetry product. The cabinet box components, end panels, sides, floor, ceiling, and back are built using Environmentally Preferred Products (EPP) that are made with 100% recycled material. Woodharbor has also developed green finish options that have a waterborne topcoat that is low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) and formaldehyde free. There are currently 38 standard spray stain color combinations and 32 spray stain/glaze color combinations available for Woodharbor’s green cabinetry. Woodharbor Cabinetry is manufactured in an environment certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association for promoting green principles and renewal of our natural resources. Woodharbor is committed to world-class service, quality products, and preservation of the environment for our employees and customers. When you buy Woodharbor Cabinetry, you have peace of mind knowing you are doing business with a company that actively participates in sustainable resources. Woodharbor also donates used cabinetry and other materials to the Habitat Restore and we reuse products when possible.