HOW TO START a remodeling
or new project can be overwhelming at times. To get started, follow these
basic steps to help you initiate your Cabinet and/or Counter Top project.
Begin with a phone call indicating
that you are considering kitchen, bath or other room remodeling which will
include cabinets and countertops.
After a few brief questions from one of our associates, an appointment will be
made at our showroom with a designer. *We will ask you to bring in
preliminary sketches, drawings with dimensions or scaled blue-prints.
Please allow 30 to 90 minutes for a free showroom consultation.
*Helpful measuring instructions can be found on our
How to Measure Your Kitchen Page.
Visit our Showroom: At our
showroom the designer will make copies of your sketches or prints. These
will be used to layout and plan cabinet and appliance locations with
consideration to many details including traffic flow. work triangles,
accessories and personal preferences.
Once the planning/layout stage is complete, our designers will review the
options and provide advice to assist you in deciding on wood species, cabinet
construction, door and drawer styles, finishes, countertops and more.
Since this is a complimentary service, any designs and drawings we prepare are
not available for distribution at this time.
Other considerations that are critical to the overall project will also be
discussed. These typically include, tear-out and removal, working with
electrical or plumbing subcontractors, time frames and budget considerations.
Estimate of Costs: Our
designer will gather all the information and drafts prepared and discussed, to
produce an estimate of materials, labor, and services for the project.
This estimate may be in a form of a simple phone call or a mailed or faxed
estimate form. Depending on the scope of the project this can take from 1
to 5 business days to produce.
Refine Details: Multiple
meetings are sometimes necessary, as custom cabinetry has almost unlimited
design and option possibilities. After receiving an estimate, you may
choose to come back to briefly review the draft plans as drawn at the 1st visit
and to confirm unclear details.
Project go-ahead requires a
commitment to work together. At that time additional services are provided
to ensure project success. Field site inspections and detailed
measurements are completed and scaled or computer aided drawings and
perspectives are usually produced.
Additionally, signing of contracts, a Purchasers Guide and a payment schedule
Our staff will offer assistance and advise you as
to how the work flows with other subcontractors such as electricians, plumbers
and other trades which are and integral part of the overall project. We
will be happy to provide referral resources for the additional trades that are
typically needed on some projects.
Thank You and Good Luck with your project!
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