Kitchen Planning Guide

Getting Started

  • Gather a scrapbook of notes, photos, and articles that you have collected.
  • Start looking at appliances if you intend to replace the ones you have. We will need this information when designing your kitchen.
  • Get together with your family and ask them for their input and wish lists.
  • Come up with a budget you can live with.
  • Draw a rough sketch of your floor plan and take measurements (or, if building, get floor plan from architect or builder). You can use our Measuring Guide to assist you in this step.
  • If you would like, print and fill out the Kitchen Planning Guide.
  • Call us to make an appointment, or stop into our showroom.

During an appointment with one of our designers we will…

  • Answer any questions you may have.
  • Review and/or assist you in establishing a budget.
  • Discuss your scrapbook of ideas (if you have one).
  • Discuss your floor plan (if you have one) and go over some design ideas.
  • Discuss your plans for utilizing the room you will be remodeling
  • We will provide you with an estimate rather than a price.
  • We will come to your home and take measurements.
  • We will create a design, draft perspectives, elevations, and a floor plan.
  • We will set up a meeting for you to discuss the design and pricing and discuss any potential modifications you would like to make.

The Installation Process

We offer cabinetry installation or you may use a contractor of your choice: either way our designers will work with your contractor/architect to ensure a smooth installation.

To ensure a quality installation we will set up a meeting at our location with the installer for a pre-construction conference.

Remodeling Hints

  • Cover doorways into other rooms with plastic.
  • Pack everything that won’t be needed into boxes. This will keep things dust-free.
  • Keep essential items handy: basic food that can be microwaved, condiments, cereal, microwave-safe dishes and utensils, dishcloths, dishwasher soap, paper plates and cups, coffee, coffee pot and sugar/creamer, paper towels, napkins, and garbage bags.
  • You will be without water in the kitchen for a short time. You may need to do dishes in another sink or the bathtub for awhile.
  • Many contractors will wait until cabinets have arrived before tearing out your current cabinets. Be sure to clarify this point with your contractor.
  • Set up the microwave and refrigerator in another area, along with a table for preparation.
  • Stockpile restaurant coupons for the nights when you really want to eat out.
  • Relax and rely on your kitchen designer. There will be a beautiful kitchen when all the dust is gone!!

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