New project clients will meet with one of our designers to review design ideas and we will prepare an initial layout as well as discuss the scope of the project and cost estimate. Then we present the client with our retainer agreement to get started on your Rockville Maryland kitchen design project.
Taking Kitchen Remodel Measurements
A kitchen designer and/or design associate will contact your architect or contractor for dimensioned plans. Once the framing is up, the job site will be measured and drawings revised to the actual field dimensions.
Once the client signs the retainer agreement and pays the required project fee, the kitchen design project will be officially underway.
Based on the actual measurements, our CAD specialists draft the space and the design process begins. These drawings will become more and more detailed as the meetings progress.
Design Meetings & Planning
Design meetings will take place with a designer and/or design associate in our showroom. This process may take 4-8 weeks depending on schedule availability and how quickly client design decisions are reached. After each meeting, drawings are revised to reflect the decisions about the kitchen design project.
Once the design is agreed upon, a visit to the project space with our recommended contractor or client general contractor is the next step in the kitchen design process. Cabinets are priced along with a complete job estimate based upon actual materials or within the project allowance. The client signs a contract for cabinetry and pays the 50% cabinet deposit. The client then receives a copy of the plans and the design associate processes the cabinet order. If a copy of the plans is needed prior to placing the cabinet order, an additional deposit will be required by the client.
Selecting Appliances and Other Materials
After the cabinet order has been processed, we will help the client select and confirm other materials, such as counter tops, tiles, lighting, hardware, plumbing supplies and flooring. We do not charge an additional fee or an hourly rate for this service, however we do expect the client to purchase them through us. We cannot be held responsible for any products that the client purchases outside of us, and it is essential that the client informs us of any purchases made that could affect the kitchen design.