DIY or let us help

From skilled craftspeople to homeowners on a budget, Silicon Valley Cabinets has a solution for you.

Option 1 - Do it yourself! Design and install your own cabinets.

Option 2 - A la carte solutions. Choose the options that work for you:

  • Design yourself or contact us to help you optimize your floorplan and casework layout.
  • Install yourself or have us do it. Install with your contractor or use one of our professional contract installers.
  • Countertops. Butcher block and laminate countertops are available directly from Silicon Valley Cabinets and do not require a visit to measure and template (we can build off of your cabinet design). For quartz, stone or solid surface (i.e. Corian), we will connect you with any one of our trusted countertop partners. Quartz, stone and solid surface generally do require a visit.

Would you like to pick up your cabinets at our Santa Cruz facility or have your cabinets  delivered? We will contact you to confirm location and timing.

Read more about our pickup, delivery or install options.

Our process

Here's a short outline of how the process works at Silicon Valley Cabinets:

Design. Use the 3D design tool or email us a drawing with dimensions. Either way, let's get the design and materials figured out.

Choosing materials. We have a material library here at our office where you can see materials in real life. Note: computer monitors do not do a good job of representing cabinet materials. Generally speaking, you will be choosing two materials: your cabinet box (pre-finished maple plywood or white melamine) and your door fronts (many options in melamine, laminate, and wood). Note: we have an extensive material library here but we do not have a cabinet showroom. However, we're happy to give you a tour of our shop where you can see cabinets being built for other jobs.

Quote. One advantage of the 3D design tool is that it shows you the price of your design as you go. Alternatively, we can estimate your price and send it to you.

Contract. Once we are in agreement on the design and the price we will ask you to sign a contract.

Deposit. Pay a 50% deposit to get the job started.

Drafting. At this point we abandon the 3D tool and work off of CAD drawings created by our CAD drafting team. These drawings are more detailed than the 3D tool and what you will use to ultimately sign-off on production.

Field measure. If your contractor is installing your cabinet we will trust their measurements. If you are using one of our contract installers, they will want to visit and measure before we fabricate the cabinets.

Client sign-off on dimensions. Once all the design and measuring is done we will ask that you approve the shop drawings. No more changes after this point!

Fabrication. Your drawings get sent to the shop floor where our operators cut, band and drill the parts on CNC machines. Then we assemble 'em.

Deliver or pickup. Once the cabinets have been assembled we can deliver them or you can pick them up from our Santa Cruz shop (we're across the street from Costco).

Install. The cabinets can be installed by you, your contractor, or one of our contract installers. Please discuss with your project manager.