Upon receiving your deposit as agreed upon in Step 1, we go to work on your kitchen design.
Our designers take the time needed to understand how you plan to use your kitchen, who will be in the kitchen, how many cooks are working together, whether they are left-handed or right-handed, and so on. In fact, we have a packet of information and a questionnaire that you can fill out as your “homework” ensuring that we design a dream kitchen that truly fits your needs.
When that is done, we begin developing our initial ideas and plan options for your kitchen remodel.
As part of the design phase, we create estimates of what the ideas and options will likely cost. These initial cost estimates will use placeholders called “allowances” for products, materials, and finishes you will eventually need to select, and which can impact the cost of the project, sometimes greatly.
However, unlike some remodelers who use low-ball the allowances, we will use more realistic allowances based on information you provide us in our first meeting. So, if you want a luxury kitchen, the allowances used will be higher than if you are looking for a basic kitchen. This will help you make more informed decisions, based on more realistic cost information, about how to proceed with the subsequent design work and construction.