“Necessity is the mother of invention” ~ Aesop
Here at Aesop’s Gables, we make custom cabinet rollouts with the same philosophy that applies to all our work: carefully, with quality materials and real craftsmanship, and with your complete satisfaction as our primary goal.
Basically, they’re trays that hold all of the items stored in our cabinets. When pulled forward, they roll out to display those items in front of us for easy viewing and access. No need to bend down and peer in before trying to retrieve what we want—especially anything behind the first row!
They have a few different names and a few hyphenated variations on those names: pullouts and slideouts, pull-outs, slide-outs and roll-outs. But whatever we call them, rollouts make our lives easier by creating greater functionality in our kitchens, pantries and bathrooms while reducing back and knee strain.
Buyers of new homes and those doing kitchen or bath remodels have long been able to add rollouts to their new cabinets. When custom rollouts, built specifically to fit existing cabinets came along, that’s when the rest of us breathed an audible hallelujah!
The process will start with your initial conversation with our team that has designed, manufactured and installed many thousands of custom rollouts through his own business here in Albuquerque since 2000.
Next, we visit your home, looking at your kitchen, bath or pantry and discussing options with you. Before we leave, you’ll have a written price quote.
When you decide to proceed with having us build and install your custom rollouts, we’ll ask you for a deposit of 50% of the cost and the balance will be due after we install them.
As we say in our ads, “shelves start at $65 each”, and that price covers 85% of the custom rollouts we make and sell. Other options will be fully explained during our in-home visit with you.
Installation cost is very reasonable, typically less than $20 each, and is based on the number of rollouts we install and the installation method used.
Of course the most accurate way to answer this section’s question, “How Much Do Custom Rollouts Cost”, is to give us a call and have us come out to give you an exact price—in writing.
It will take between four and six weeks from the time you say, “Yes, I want them”, until the time your cabinets have been converted with custom-made rollouts.
An average installation will be completed within two to three hours. We honor your trust and respect your home; when we leave, everything will be at least as clean as when we arrived.
If we come to your home for an estimate, you’ll see the working sample rollout that he brings, along with a photo binder displaying their different applications.
You can also see them in our showroom at 4810 Pan American Freeway NE.
After entering your measurements into our shop cutting software, we start with Baltic birch—revered for its durability—and cut all materials to your specific dimensions. Components are nailed and glued together, edges are bull-nosed and the piece is sanded and finished with several coats of urethane. Steel hardware, made in the U.S.A., is then applied. The final step is to apply nylon bumpers, which help protect the insides of your cabinet doors.
We’re proud of how we do things; we provide a full five-year warranty covering the rollouts, the hardware and our workmanship.
It’s possible, but like most remodels and upgrades, answers about such value increase are debatable.
Statistics offered by real estate agents in some markets suggest that among similar homes being offered for sale, those with rollout shelves have lasted fewer days on the market (DOM). If you’re paying on a mortgage while awaiting a sale, having custom rollouts may provide a financial benefit. But we think having them installed because you want to enjoy their benefits is the best reason to do so.