When planning to remodel your kitchen, there can be many decisions to make. Do I buy my appliances first? How much does a kitchen cost? We are here to help make the process easier for you and give you some things to consider to make the design & estimate process go smoothly. Whether you are just starting to browse or have a full design in mind, our experienced designers are ready to walk your through the remodel process with as little stress as possible. Take a look at our design process below to get an idea of where you are and what you can do before arriving for your first design appointment.
As in all large purchases and investments, it is important to have an established budget. You may also want to ask yourself the following questions: “Is this my first home?” or, “Will I be selling this property in a few years?”, or even “Is this the home I will retire in?”. Thinking about these questions may help you determine an appropriate budget or allow us to lead you in the right direction. Norfolk Kitchen & Bath offers cabinetry for every budget – we separate our cabinet manufacturers into different price points we call good, better & best.
Now that you have a budget in mind, it’s time to start gathering ideas for how you want your new kitchen or bathroom to look! First, think about your existing kitchen and what you like or don’t like about the style or layout. Then, collect images and ideas for cabinets, countertops, appliances, wall colors and accessories you may be interested in. Houzz and Pinterest are great websites for browsing through design ideas. We also have our own Inspiration Gallery of past projects that we have completed. Save some images to your phone or computer so that you can share with your designer. No idea where to begin?
Think about the types of appliances that you will want to incorporate in your kitchen. You may be keeping some of your existing ones, or you may be choosing all new appliances. In order to finalize a design, you will need an idea of what type of appliances you will want, and provide your designer with their specifications.
Make a rough sketch of your kitchen, noting wall lengths, windows, doors, entries and appliance measurements. This sketch will help get the process started and allow your kitchen designer to provide you with an accurate estimate for your project. Not sure what to measure? View our measuring guide.
Note: Rest assured, we will come to your home and confirm all measurements prior to ordering, at no cost to you!
Our showrooms are always open for walk-ins, but we recommend making an appointment to ensure that a designer is available to discuss your project in depth. Call 877-336-9652 or request an appointment online to schedule a time to meet with one of our talented kitchen designers at any one of our 5 design showrooms.
At your initial design appointment, your designer will walk you through options for cabinet styles, woods & finishes. as well as any layout changes and any possible upgrades you may want to add. The more information you have at this appointment, the more accurate of an estimate your designer can provide. Learn more about today’s multi-functional kitchens.
At the showroom, you will be able to view hundreds of cabinetry options, countertop samples & hardware finishes. Your designer will guide you through the different options step by step so that you can make an informed decision about your kitchen design.
After all of your selections are made, your designer will be able to put together an estimate for your kitchen cabinets, countertops, hardware, accessories, and installation services. The designer will send you the estimate and invite you back to the store to review your drawing and price options. You can then discuss any design changes, or price options and fine-tune the design until it’s exactly the way you want it. Don’t forget to ask about any special offers or promotions we are running, to see if your order qualifies for additional savings.
When you are ready, your designer will collect a deposit and place your order. Your new kitchen is on its way!