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About Us

Our story starts back in 1986 when we first began to design and build custom homes. Since then we’ve focused on crafting interior woodwork throughout the Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area. We design and build custom cabinets and vanities, cabinet doors, dovetailed drawers, one-off furniture pieces, custom closet solutions, barn doors, and much more.

Working with only quality materials, we’re proud of our meticulous craftsmanship and quick turnaround. Our custom made cabinetry and woodworking is designed for exactly what you need with the style and finishes that you want. From cabinet doors to full kitchen remodels, we can help take your project from start to finish. We look forward to working with you!

What We Create

  • Banisters & Railings

  • Barn Doors

  • Bathroom Vanities

  • Benches & Lockers

  • Bookshelves

  • Built-Ins

  • Cabinetry

  • Closet Solutions

  • Custom Furniture

  • Fireplace Mantels

  • Fireplace Surrounds

  • Garage Storage

  • Kitchen Cabinetry

  • Laundry Storage

  • Mudroom Storage

  • Shelving

  • Media Centers

  • Tables & Benches

  • Wet Bars

  • Window Seating


Built with expert craftsmanship, standard features of our cabinetry include:

  • Soft-close 35mm European-style hinges
  • Under-mount soft-close drawer slides
  • ¾” birch plywood box construction
  • Solid hardwood 5/8” thick drawers with sturdy dovetail joints
  • Adjustable full depth shelving
  • Water and stain resistant wood veneer
  • Assembled, painted or stained


At Katt Design, all of our cabinets and woodwork are handmade in our Jenison, Michigan wood shop. We custom order materials for each project to ensure quality, and source from local vendors in West Michigan whenever possible. Our clients value the precision, detail and care with which we make all of our pieces.


One of the benefits of using Katt Design and Carpentry is that we offer you with a completely custom designed end product. We can match existing cabinetry and woodworking, as well as design and build unique spaces specifically suited for your needs.

Solid hardwood kitchen island with natural stained top, nickel hardware, and white painted base. Yellow SMEG appliances in the background.

Our Process



Let us know how we can help with your next project! In order to provide you with a free estimate we will ask for pictures and measurements of your current space, as well as any images that you have for inspiration. The more detail you can provide, the more accurate the estimate. Once you receive your estimate it is valid for 60 days. If you wish to proceed with your project and move into the design phase, we will need:

  • Signed copy of estimate
  • $250 design fee
Signing an estimate is not a contract authorizing us to build your project. You are agreeing to pay us to design your project, including a floor plan. The $250 design fee also secures your place in line, as we work on a first-come, first-serve basis. This design fee is deducted from your bill when you use our services to build your project. Should you choose another vendor, the drawings are yours for use.


Once the estimate is signed and design fee received, we will schedule a consultation to meet with you and field measure your space (if needed), reviewing all of the details for your project — from floor to ceiling. We then create 3-D rendering, review any changes and finalize drawings. Included in your design fee are 2 revisions. Additional revisions are available for a nominal, non-refundable fee. Once drawings are finalized we provide a final proposal. To move into the construction phase, we need:

  • Signed copy of proposal
  • Deposit (50% of final project cost)

Once we receive a signed proposal and deposit, we review current lead-times (ranges from 4  –  12 weeks depending on the number and size of current projects in progress) to determine proposed dates for delivery and installation.



Once your deposit is received, materials are ordered and production begins. We will coordinate any subcontractors and installations as needed, such as electrical, drywall, flooring, plumbing, tile and counter tops. These subcontractors may be working in your home while your project is being built in our wood shop.

For kitchen and bathroom remodels, we suggest having an alternate sink or bathroom to use during construction.

Delivery and Installation

Delivery & Installation

A few weeks prior to your cabinetry being completed, we will contact you to verify delivery and installation dates. Installation can take anywhere from a few hours to multiple days, depending on size and complexity of project. Project Payments:

  • 40% of payment due upon delivery
  • 10% of payment due upon completion
For full remodel projects, progressive payments as needed. Please refer to your signed proposal for payment details.
Delivery and Installation


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Whether you’re a builder, designer, or homeowner – we’d love to help with your next project.