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The Design & Estimate Process

When planning to remodel your kitchen, there can be many decisions to make. Do I buy my appliances first? Should I do the flooring before or after the cabinet installation? How much does a kitchen cost? We are here to help make the process easier for you, here are some things to think about to help make the design & estimate process go smoothly. Our designers are well trained to help you achieve the kitchen of your dreams, and here are some steps to help you understand the design process.

Download/Print Your Free Getting Started Kitchen Design Brochure

2. money signEstablish a budget

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 and will I be selling this property in a few years?  Is this the home I will retire in?  Thinking about these questions may help you determine a budget or allow us to lead you in the right direction of good – better best cabinet and counter top selections.  See information about cabinet quality and construction options for different budgets here.

2. start collecting ideas and imagesStart collecting ideas & images

Create a folder (paper or digital) and add images & technical information: Collect images and ideas for cabinets, counter tops, appliances, wall colors and accessories you may be interested in. You may also create an idea book on Houzz, or Pinterest that you will be able to share with your designer to give them ideas.  See Uncovering my Style page here.

2. think about your appliancesThink about your appliances

Think about the types of appliances that you will want to incorporate in your kitchen. You may be keeping some of your existing, or you may be choosing all new appliances. In order to start a design, you will need an idea on what type of appliances you will want, as it effects the cabinet design.

2. rough measure your kitchenRough measure your kitchen

Make a rough sketch of your kitchen, noting wall lengths, windows, doors, entries and appliance measurements. This sketch will help get the estimate process started. Note: Rest assured, we will come to your home and confirm all measurements prior to ordering. You may also opt to take photos using a mobile device to show the designer.  See measure instructions here.

Download & print form to fill in measurements here:Graph Paper Form to Measure Your Kitchen SpaceAppliance Information and Measurement Form

2. make an appointment or walk in
Make an appointment or walk in

Call 877-336-9652 or click here to make an appointment for one of our design showrooms to schedule a time to meet with one of our talented kitchen designers, and bring your measurements with you.

2. at your appointment
At your appointment – We will take it from here!

At your appointment, your designer will discuss your needs and preferences on cabinet styles, woods and finishes, your work area preferences, and if you want any accessories. Feel free to share your thoughts, ideas and concerns with your designer – it is important for you to be involved in the process. Share what you love and hate about your existing kitchen.  Learn more about today’s multi-functional kitchens here.

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At your appointment – Selection of Materials

When at the showroom, you will be able to view hundreds of wood and finish options, counter top samples & hardware that will match your cabinets. Our showrooms have over-sized samples of various Granite, Quartz, Solid surface and laminate counter top colors, as well as hundreds of cabinet knob & pulls.

2. your estimate
Your estimate

After all of your selections are made, your designer will be able to start on an estimate for your kitchen cabinets, counter tops, hardware, accessories, and installation services. In about a week, you will be contacted and we will 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.

You can then turn your estimate into an order when you are ready!  Ask about any specials or promotions we may have or look here.