Design Process

Our Design and Installation Process

STEP 1: Your Needs and Desires

Accumulate a collection of notes, magazine pictures, and/or sketches that will help convey your needs and desires to us. In addition, take some current digital photos of your existing room and maybe a few quick dimensions of the space considered for remodel.

STEP 2: Complementary Consultation

Call our office to schedule your in showroom consultation. Upon your arrival, we will give you a tour of our showroom to view our product lines and displays. After reviewing your information and discussing your ideas, we will show you numerous digital photos of our past projects that are similar. This information and your photos will help us get a feel for your overall project scope.

STEP 3: Establish a Budget

After review of all the information, we will help establish an appropriate budget (estimate) for your project. We specialize in kitchen and bath design and remodeling; therefore, our estimates are realistically based on the information of our meeting and similar past projects.

STEP 4: Design Your Space

In order to produce a proposal (a realistic cost for the project) we must design the space. This includes cabinet, electrical, plumbing, and framing considerations. All products that are used in the project must also be specified and their respective quantities noted. A detailed “scope of work” must be written to coincide with the design concept. In order to complete this step, our designers will visit your home to measure the space, take our own photos, and get more familiar with your family’s lifestyle and surroundings. We may require a design retainer based on the size and complexity of the project. This amount is later applied towards the project cost.

STEP 5: Presentation & Written Scope of Work

After we visit your home, we will schedule a presentation in our showroom within two weeks. At this presentation, there will be design drawings of your project, and specifically selected products that coordinate with the overall design. In conjunction, there will be a written “scope of work” that describes in detail the work to be performed along with preliminary cost figures. From there, we will modify the design, product selections, and scope of work in order to achieve both the desired look and budget for your project. This refining usually takes one to four meetings after our initial presentation depending on the scope of the project. The details are too important to rush.

STEP 6: Contract Signing & Deposit

After the design, product selection and scope of work have been determined, a final contract document, specifically stating these items is produced. At this time, a deposit is collected, all product is scheduled for ordering, and your project is assigned a projected date for installation.

STEP 7: Pre-construction Meeting

Within a few weeks prior to the start of your project, our project superintendent and designer will meet with you at your home for a pre-construction meeting. At this time, job site details such as: product delivery, home access, jobsite protection, and scheduling will be discussed. This meeting also provides an opportunity for your project manager to see the jobsite and discuss any special needs or details prior to commencement of your project.

STEP 8: Work Begins

This is the working phase of the project. The length of this phase can vary from a few days to a few months depending on the size and scope of your project. Throughout this phase, you will become very well acquainted with our personable in-house craftsman. You will also see your project manager and designer stop by at frequent intervals to assure all the details are carried out as planned.

STEP 9: Project Completion

During this phase of the project all the details and remaining items come together to complete the finished look. At this time, increased job site visits and effective communication help bring the project to a close in a timely manner.

STEP 10: Final Jobsite Review

The final step in our process is for your designer to perform a final jobsite review to see that everything has turned out as planned and that you are completely satisfied with the outcome. With your permission, we will take photos of your completed project to help inspire other homeowners that are just embarking down the remodeling road that the process is simple and enjoyable.