Creating your environment starts with the planning process.
Initial Meeting (Remodeling and New Construction)
The initial meeting is always at one of our two showrooms, Atlanta or Roswell, and is by appointment only. The purpose of this meeting is to get acquainted, go through the design interview process, and look at cabinetry (1 to 2 hours).
What to Bring
- Design-related notes
- Magazine photographs and articles
- Other research information acquired
- All of the above
- Your ready-for-construction blueprints
On-Site Meeting (Remodeling)
An on-site appointment is set up at the conclusion of the initial meeting to measure and inspect the job. This meeting will involve measuring the entire room or rooms, reviewing existing construction and mechanicals, and have further design-related discussions (1 1/2 to 2 hours).
Presentation Meeting (New Construction and Remodeling)
The presentation meeting that follows will allow us to present our professionally-designed CAD and 3D drawing and written proposal; all project decision-makers are asked to be in attendance at this very exciting meeting! (1 1/2 to 2 hours).
Pre-Construction Conference (Remodeling)
Once the design has been approved, a meeting is set up with the builder/remodeler at the job site to go through mechanicals, lighting, flooring, back splash and other design details. When applicable, we will mark out cabinetry, mechanicals, and appliance locations on the floor. Everybody needs to be on the same page! (1 to 2 hours).
Fees and Timing
All kitchen and baths designs require a $750 design retainer before drawings can be completed. All design retainers will be applied to the final purchase price.
Between the initial and/or onsite and presentation meetings, there is a two-to-three week time period required to properly design and quote the kitchen. Cabinetry production times vary between four to twelve weeks, depending on the cabinet line selected. Related construction and cabinet installation usually takes four to eight weeks, depending on the scope of the work and type of materials selected.