Our goal is to help you have a better understanding of the design, remodeling and installation processes. We at KBC Design Studio hope that our step-by-step guidelines will help make your dreams become reality.
Begin by making a list of decorating styles, special cabinet accessories and the principal activities that take place in your kitchen. Visit our Houzz page and our photo gallery on our website to help you get ideas of your style and needs!
Designing a kitchen is a shared venture between you and your designer. During this meeting you will discuss cabinet construction options, product lines, accessories, floor planning, appliances and budgeting. Please refer to “Budgeting for Your New Kitchen.”
Your initial meeting with your designer will take place at your home. During this meeting they will measure all necessary dimensions. Important factors such as window and door location will be noted and considered in the design process. Possible relocation may be suggested to achieve the most efficient layout.
The presentation is an exciting and extremely important meeting. At this time your designer will propose a layout including such items as accessories, door style and color. A quote will also be presented. At the close of the presentation your designer will require a retainer fee, which will be applied to the cost of your kitchen. The retainer fee is important to achieve important detail and allow the design process to move forward.
The process typically takes a couple appointments to fine-tune the design to the final layout. During this time we will loan samples of the proposed door and finishes for you to take to your home. We will also verify the design with the appliances that you select. KBC offers a network of industry professionals who we will include when needed to make sure that all aspects of your project are properly covered.
You and your KBC designer will meet with your builder/contractor to review final plan specifications and dimensions. Any concerns will be addressed by your design team.
Your design has been approved, the deposit has been placed and your materials are ordered. You and your contractor will receive a complete package that includes floor plans, design perspectives, contract agreements, and delivery schedule.
One week prior to delivery the contract balance is due. KBC will coordinate delivery with your installer and our shipping agent.
Once the cabinets have been installed, your countertops will be measured (templated). Your installer will inform KBC of an approximate templating date. The countertop balance is due before scheduling a templating date. There is approximately a 7 to 14 day period between templating and installation of your countertop.
There are several factors to consider when you are developing your budget. Costs of cabinetry, hardware, sinks, faucets, appliances, flooring, builder/contractor fees and installation charges are all of the expenses you need to keep in mind. Below is a list of cabinetry options to help you start your budgeting process for your choice of cabinetry.
Designing a new kitchen, whether it is a home to be remodeled or new construction is very exciting, but with that excitement can also come anxiety. Many of our clients come in with ideas for their new kitchen without first consulting a designer and, at times, they have certain expectations
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