Serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts

Start Your Project - Kitchen Cabinetry

Whether you are a first time homeowner or a seasoned professional, installing a new kitchen can be an overwhelming experience. Why not ease the burden and let one of our experienced professionals facilitate the process from start to finish.

1. Let’s start with a call or a visit to one of our showrooms.
To start the process, visit one of our full kitchen showrooms. To best serve you, we recommend calling ahead to schedule time with one of our designers at 860-745-3331 92 Prospect Street in Enfield, CT or 875-6213 99 West Road, Ellington, CT

2. Bring us your ideas or plans.
One or our designers will meet with you to discuss your thoughts and ideas. We will begin to create a preliminary design for you. Our designer will explain all your options with experience and clarity. As the design process continues, our designer will respond to your ideas and develop a detailed design that will fit your wants and needs. So once you are ready, the quote we prepare will include those details that personalize your space.

3. Place your order.
Once you are satisfied with the design and budget, we can arrange a home consultation to verify dimensions. At this time a 100% deposit is required. We will arrange a final meeting in our store with your designer. At this meeting, we finalize all the details and specifications of your new kitchen and you will then receive a detailed copy of your floor plan. We will inform you of an estimated delivery date based on the manufacturers expected lead-time. At Kelly-Fradet, customer satisfaction and long term relationships are very important. It is our goal from start to finish ensuring the success of your kitchen project.

4. A store charge account just for you.
Applying for our In-Store charge account offers exclusive benefits. It allows us to keep an accurate account of all materials purchased. You also receive free delivery on all your large jobsite deliveries. In addition, there is no annual fee or individual transaction charge.

5. Delivery on time.
When you buy a new kitchen from Kelly-Fradet, getting all your materials to the jobsite is quick and convenient. We have the right vehicle for the task, forklift trucks, box trucks, flatbed trucks and more!

6. Jobsite support team
Our Jobsite Support Team provides continual assistance from start to finish, in the store and more importantly on your jobsite. We offer project measuring, estimating, proper job material ordering and quick response to any ongoing issues that may arise.

What's your project?

There are different considerations that may affect your project depending on whether you are building a new home or remodeling an existing space.

  • I'm building a new home.
  • I'm remodeling my kitchen.

What's your project?

How many people are living in your home?
The number of people living in your home can affect some of the features and the organization for your kitchen.

How many kids do you have at home under age 13?
If you have young kids, there are some special kid-friendly features you’ll want to consider later in the process. 0 1-2 3-4 5 or more

Do you have have cats or dogs?
If you have pets, you may want to take into account food storage and feeding areas when you design your kitchen. Yes No

Who will be the primary users of the kitchen?

How many people will actively cook in this kitchen?
In many households, more than one person actively uses the kitchen. Who cooks and their cooking style can affect your kitchen design and features.

The primary cook is: right handed | left handed
Your kitchen design and work triangle can be optimized to work most efficiently for you. For example, whether you are right-handed or left-handed can affect where your dishwasher will be placed.

How tall is the primary cook?
Your planning spaces might need special consideration and can even be adjusted to match your height. Let your designer know and they can configure options to make your time in the kitchen more efficient and enjoyable.

Do you have accessibility concerns or special requirements?

The National Kitchen & Bath Association developed a set of guidelines for access and safety standards that we can include in your final design notes. Please discuss any special needs with your kitchen designer.

What are your usual cooking styles?

Depending on your cooking styles, there may be specific organizational features and accessories that will be beneficial to you

Check as many as you like:

  • Quick and simple
  • Family meals
  • Meals for large groups
  • Gourmet meals or special ethnic cooking
  • Baking
  • Weekend cooking
  • Take-out

What activities, other than cooking, would likely take place in your kitchen?

Many people use the kitchen for more than cooking. Your kitchen design and organization features should support all of your kitchen activities.

Check as many as you’d like:

  • Eating together as a family
  • Watching TV
  • Homework
  • Working
  • Using a computer
  • Paying bills
  • Entertaining
  • Craft and hobby projects

In addition to food, dishes, and pots and pans storage, what other storage options are you interested in?

An essential piece of every kitchen design is ensuring that you have enough storage space for everything that you use in your kitchen. Everyone needs space for food, dishes and pots and pans, but you probably have some other unique items that you want to make sure are accounted for.

Check as many as you’d like:

  • Storage containers
  • Recycling center
  • Tall items (brooms, mops, etc.)
  • Linens
  • Wine bottles
  • Small appliances
  • Bulk items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cookbooks
  • Baking supplies
  • Baking utensils
  • Extra storage for mail and other household items

What other aspects of your kitchen interest you?

Which of these features are important to include in your kitchen design?

Check as many as you’d like:

  • Ample counter space
  • Accessible cooking area
  • Organized cleanup

Your design style

Knowing your personal design style makes it easier to create a kitchen you’ll love. With a few quick clicks, we’ll help you define your style, so you can find the products you need to bring it to life. Below are four popular style categories. To begin, click the one that best applies to you.

  • Modern
  • Traditional
  • Country
  • Eclectic

Wood Species Information

Oak (Red)
Oak (Red) is characterized by its open grain patterns, which vary from close-knit and vertical, to prominent and arched, with colors ranging from light tan and pink to medium dark red and brown. Oak may contain small mineral streaks and some pin knots.

Maple has a smooth texture with tight, uniform grain patterns that make it ideal for painting. It is generally creamy white, varying slightly from almost bright white to light pink or reddish brown. Maple contains a natural resin that causes wood to turn amber as it ages. This change, which is accelerated by exposure to natural light, is more noticeable with lighter stains. Maple may occasionally contain small mineral streaks that form naturally when trees absorb minerals from the soil.

Cherry has a rich color and smooth, flowing grain patterns. Color varies from light pink to dark brown; variations are more prominent with lighter stains. Cherry will darken or mellow with age, a change that is more noticeable with light stains and which usually takes place within the first six months. Sun exposure greatly accelerates this process. Mineral streaks, pitch pockets, pin knots and sap wood all occur naturally in cherry and are acceptable characteristics.

Hickory can vary dramatically in color within a single piece of wood, from almost white to a deep, dark brown. Hickory’s bold, prominent grain patterns give it a rustic appearance. Burls, pin knots, mineral streaks and small, sound knots are typical and are not considered defects.

Knotty Alder
Knotty Alder, when finished, is a rich-looking wood that blends well with cherry. It has a very uniform light brown color with a reddish tinge and has a fairly straight-grained, uniform texture. Knotty alder may contain pin knots, open and closed knots of various sizes, checking and mineral streaks; these are typical and not considered defects. Some knots may be in locations which affect hardware placement.

Quartersawn Oak
Quartersawn Oak is quartered and then cut at a 90-degree angle to the growth ring of the tree. This process exposes a beautiful aspect of the grain called “flake.” In addition to flake, quartersawn grain pattern is vertical and close-knit. Its color ranges from light tan and pink to medium dark red and brown. Quartersawn oak is a dense, heavy wood that is very strong and resists shock. This cut of red oak has been used extensively in the production of Mission style furniture.
Painted products have certain inherent characteristics that must be expected. Small hairline cracks may appear where wood joints occur in both face frames and door/drawer fronts. Also, some grain patterns of the wood may be apparent through the painted finish. Lighter painted finishes should be expected to show a slight color change over time. These characteristics are inherent and will not be considered defective.

Why is this important?

We call your attention to these characteristics because the effects of these variations in an entire kitchen may be different from what one visualizes when viewing a small display, a single door or a small sample. Most wood doors and drawer fronts are constructed using different pieces of wood and each piece will accept stain in different ways. These variations in grain and color are inherent in the wood and a natural enhancement to our product.

Medallion Cabinetry feels the beauty of real hardwood is created by the infinite variation of grain texture and color. This is the nature of the hardwood, and wild or unusual graining will not be considered reason for replacement.

In addition, we take care in selecting our doors. However, there is no special emphasis made to select doors to match one another. Contrasting grain or color variations in doors is considered acceptable and will not be considered reason for replacement.