Things to consider
We will discuss your budget and timing for the project. If you have houseplans available it is very helpful to bring those with you. Otherwise you can
bring a rough sketch of the space with dimensions of the size and the location of key things like windows and doors. Photos of the area can be
helpful if it is a remodel.
At this point it is very helpful to have magazine clippings or pictures of features and accessories that have caught your eye. Let us know any type
of design features that you would like to have included in the kitchen.
Please remember that there is no such thing as a 'standard' refrigerator. Other appliance can vary in size and cabinet requirements. We will need
dimensions and/or Model numbers of all major appliances.
Design and Refine Phase
After all the information is gathered, the designer will prepare a computer generated picture of the design of your kitchen. You
will be provided with elevation and perspective drawings for you to use as working drawings. Please use the drawings to make changes and further
refine the design. Rather than making multiple trips to the showroom some of this process can be done via e-mail. This is when the initial design
will turn into your dream kitchen.
This process is a three-way collaboration between the designer, installer and homeowner. It is very important that an open line of communication is
maintained between everyone. Pricing will be provided to either you or your installer according to the agreement you have made with him.
After you commit to an order we will provide detailed floor plans and dimensions that are needed by your electrician and plumber. We do not charge a
fee for our kitchen design service but reserve the right to retain the dimensional plans until you have committed to place the order with us. To ensure
a good fit, we will verify all measurements on site before we place an order for cabinets or countertop.
Please keep in mind, for scheduling, that cabinets can take anywhere from one to six weeks to come in. It is a good idea to start planning the kitchen
early in the building process due to both the possible lead times and the fact that it is easier to change the framing to adjust to the design earlier
in the building process.
If you would like to work with one of our designers, one on one, please call to schedule and appointment. We could be out in the field doing measurements
or have a previous commitment with another customer.