Custom Wood Kitchen and Bath, located in Cream Ridge, is a second generation family-owned and operated business. Rusty, Eric, and Lisa Zucatti work together to transform kitchens and bathrooms throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania with their quality products and services.

They create your dream kitchen and bathroom using Omega Cabinetry, Wolf Cabinetry, Signature Custom Cabinetry, and Cabredo Cabinets. They have cabinetry to fit everyone’s budget, and personal taste, ranging from stock to semi-custom to fully custom designed cabinets.

It all began in 1971 with Rusty and Eric’s parents, Hank and Peggy Zucatti. The Zucattis ran a part-time fine wood furniture business out of their garage while holding down full-time jobs. Over the past four decades the business grew to include fabricating countertops and eventually shifted into selling kitchen and bath cabinetry full-time and opened a showroom in their detached garage. In 1991 they moved the showroom to their current location on Route 537 in Cream Ridge.

As the business grew, so did their sons Rusty and Eric. Their sons grew up with the family business and developed the same strong work ethic as their parents. In January, 2014, Hank and Peggy retired, and Rusty and Eric took over the family business, along with Rusty’s wife, Lisa.

“Most of our clients are referrals,” explains Lisa. Some are repeat customers.

Customers are invited to visit their showroom, which is open Tuesday through Saturday, to browse their vast collection of cabinetry, countertops, and hardware and to gather ideas. For example, they have about 50 different countertop slabs including granite, quartz, and Dupont Corian on display.

Appointments are recommended in order to sit down with a designer. “It’s a good idea to bring in dimensions of your space so we can begin working on layout ideas,” explains Lisa. The website offers tips for measuring the kitchen, such as including the ceiling height, all window and door openings, soffits, and drop ceilings. If working with new construction, bring in the blueprints.

Before making an appointment, Lisa recommends you create your “dream list” of styles, colors, hardware, appliances, lighting, etc. Look through magazines and websites such as Houzz.com and clip pictures. The more visuals you can provide, the better Custom Wood Kitchen and Bath can help make your dream become a reality.

“We love it when people bring in pictures of their kitchen on their iPads,” adds Lisa. “It gives us a better sense. Once you decide on a layout, a designer will come to your home and measure before the order is placed. We do provide elevations — computer generated pictures of their finished kitchens and baths.”

Once the cabinetry and countertops have been selected Custom Wood Kitchen and Bath works with you throughout the process. They do not personally sell appliances but can recommend companies to work with. They offer installation of their own products, or will work with your installer. They are not a general contracting company. If the scope of your project exceeds cabinets and countertops, they will happily recommend a contractor to offer you a direct quote. Custom Wood Kitchen and Bath also creates custom closets.

This isn’t your big box retail experience. At Custom Wood Kitchen and Bath you work directly with the business owners to create the kitchen and bathroom of your dreams. “You call us, you talk to a person,” concludes Lisa. “We pride ourselves in design and on being specific. We get to know our customers. We are in people’s homes. They trust us.” After all, people spend more time in their kitchens and master bathrooms than in any other rooms in the house.

Custom Wood Kitchen and Bath, 400 Goldman Drive, Cream Ridge. 609-758-8288. www.customwoodllc.com. Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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