The Design Process

The objective of the design process is to clearly define in drawings and specifications the cabinetry you want built. Whether the project is new construction or a remodel, it is essential that all details have been worked out before production can begin.  Clear communication and the ability to experiment with alternative scenarios in the CAD environment ensure that the final design result is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.


To start the process, we will meet in our design office to review your plans and ideas.  Our first step is conceptual.  Any idea sources you have, from rough sketches, magazine photos, or architectural floor plans, will aid in translating your concept into the design drawings.  We will discuss the materials, door styles and finishes that will create the basis for an estimated budget for the project.


After our conceptual meeting, we will submit a written estimate to you summarizing the cost of the project.  Upon your review and acceptance of our estimate, we will proceed to create drawings. At this point we require a design retainer of 5% of the total estimated budget.


We utilize state of the art CAD software to create the first draft of the cabinetry. A site visit, if necessary, will be made to confirm the dimensions of the existing space. Upon completion, we will sit down with you to review the design in depth. Using three dimensional perspectives, we will “walk you through” the new space. Also at this time, door and finish samples will be selected.


After our meeting, a final set of design drawings will be  prepared, incorporating any new ideas generated in our review. A door sample with the finish you have selected will be made to ensure you have the customized combination that looks just right. A schedule will be established for production, delivery and installation. We will then submit our final cost proposal to you which includes the drawings and specifications for the project.


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