Kitchen Cabinets & Granite Countertops Hoffman Estates IL – Cabinets City

Kitchen in luxury home with large center island

Hoffman Estates is a suburb of Chicago, and is a village mainly in Cook County. Although a small part encroaches on Kane County. A year after the Northwest Tollway opened. This make it a favored are for commuters from Chicago.  The village started adding to its land area, annexing lands north of the tollway. 3,2,000 acres of what is now the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve, Westbury, and Winston Knolls. The total area of Hoffman Estates is currently 20.98 square miles.

Hoffman Estates became a major business hub coincidentally with the opening of the Woodfield Mall in 1971. Two decades later, the 780-acre Prairie Stone Business Park began construction in 1993. Among the first companies to call the multi-purpose business park home includes Sears, Roebuck and Company, Indramat, and Quest International. Ongoing development of the park resulted in the addition of a health & wellness center, the Sears Centre arena, a Marriott Hotel, and the Poplar Creek Crossing Retail Center. Hoffman Estates currently plays host to the headquarters of Sears and Mori Seiki, and AT&T for its Midwest operations.

The population of Hoffman Estates as of 2014 was 52,347, 56.6% of which is white, 22.7% Asian, 14.10% Hispanic, and 4.8% African American. Median household income is $87,032, compared to the state median of $59,588. Famous residents born in Hoffman Estates include actors Ashley Cornett and Reilly Tangen.


Things to Do Around Clifton

Sports fans may be glad to know that the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates is the home of Indoor Football League team Chicago Slaughter, the NBA Development League team Windy City Bulls, and the Major Arena Soccer League team Chicago Mustangs.
Kids enjoy going to the Red Baron Rides Amusement Park or the Seascape Aquatic Center while the adults take in a round or two of golf at the Hilldale Golf Club or the Bridges of Poplar Creek Golf Course. You can also indulge your taste for indoor sports activities at the Willow Recreation Center or the Triphahn Community Center and Ice Arena.

New build, new cabinets

The client acquired a 0.43 acre lot in a fully developed subdivision a year ago. Proceeded to build a colonial style single-family home in three levels with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The first floor was a spacious open-floor layout with vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors. It had a huge gourmet kitchen with center island and was set at the back of the home. The client called us in for a quote for cabinets and drawers. We visited the home for an ocular.


The client had very precise requirements for his cabinetry. He produced a design layout for what he needed, and it was just a question of choosing door style, wood, and finish. After browsing through the many options we carried, he selected the Fabuwood Shaker style cabinets in birch with a natural finish. It was a full overlay door with reversed panel with soft-close hidden hinges.While the drawer had slab drawer fronts and dovetail box construction with adjustable shelves. The color and style was an excellent choice, complementing black granite countertops and transitioning to the light hardwood floors. However, his requirements meant custom cabinets, which would take longer to deliver. We advised the client that custom cabinets would take six to eight weeks for delivery. The client had no problems with this as the build was still ongoing in other parts of the home. Would take another two months to complete.


The challenge with this project was the precise measurements. We needed for all the appliance accommodations, the kitchen island drawers, and mini-pantry on either side of the refrigerator. We brought in the staff designer to make sketches of the required components. Taking note of each measurement to ensure no errors in construction would result based on our measurements. Two people took each measurement independently and compared notes, just to make sure there were no mistakes. Any discrepancy in the two sets of measurements immediately rechecked.

Installation issues

Because Fabuwood has a 5-year limited warranty on their custom cabinets provided it installed improperly, we advised the client to hire a reputable professional to install the cabinets to avoid voiding the warranty. Custom cabinets tend to be tricky, and should only be installed by a skilled professional. He assured us that his contractor experienced cabinet installers on the payroll, and with that we had to be content.


As expected, the cabinets  delivered a full 8 weeks after ordered, and it was literally the last things (barring the appliances)  brought into the spanking brand new house. Fabuwood’s custom cabinets are imported so we were especially careful in inspecting each piece prior to delivering them to the client to make sure there was no damage sustained in the shipping. Everything seemed fine, and we sent them off with crossed fingers. We still worried about the installation.

Post installation

We called the client a week later to get his feedback, and he expressed satisfaction in the quality of the cabinets we supplied. Asked about any difficulties with the installation, The installer adjusted the hinges and stops properly. The cabinets and drawers all had soft-close Blumotion mechanisms that would have to be adjusted after installation. The client assured us that everything was working perfectly. We could now breathe a sigh of heartfelt relief.

Excellent after sales service

Cabinets City is a supplier of high-quality and affordable cabinets and drawers. We have no worries about the construction and material of our cabinets, but since we do not do installations, it is always a source of concern for us. Point of advising clients to have professional installers to do the work, and follow up on the results to see if we can be of any assistance. We believe that the attention we give to our clients does not stop at delivery and payment. The test of a quality supplier is in the after sales service.

Contact Cabinets City for all your cabinet and drawer needs. We will take care of you.

Bayram Gulsen

Bayram Gulsen is the owner of Cabinets City. He always had this passion to redefine cabinetry to be at its best along with his dedicated team and the author of Cabinets City blog: You can find Bayram on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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