The Easy Steps I Take You Through to Design a Kitchen That Gets People Talking
There are three phases to consider: design, selection and installation. Phase one is the design phase which is my core service. Before we begin the formal design process you will be asked to sign a contract for design services which outlines my fee of $95 per hour to take you through a thorough process to produce a full set of working drawings. These drawings will ensure the contractors and installers build and install the kitchen exactly as we have drawn them.
Design Phase (Lasts 1 month)
- Free initial phone conversation to assess your needs and timelines
- In-depth consultation in your home to understand how you function in your home, flow of the house, your lifestyle, dreams for your kitchen etc.
- Develop a set of preliminary concepts
- Final floor plan is presented for your input and adjustments
- Mechanical and conceptual drawings are created outlining plumbing, electrical, telephone/cable, internet locations so that you can visualize your dream kitchen
I offer a ‘Great Design Every Time Guarantee’ that ensures you will love the design we come up with together or I will redesign it.
Selection (Lasts as long as you need)
After you approve the final drawings, selection of materials and colours begins. For an additional consultation fee of $95 per hour I can help you select colours and materials (flooring, backsplash tile, granite, lighting, and hardware and window coverings). As part of the process we will visit showrooms to look at options and make selections. I will also order your cabinets and other materials needed so that you get what you need.
Installation (Lasts 1 month)
If you are concerned about how the renovation or installation will be managed I can also oversee the project for you. I’m often asked by clients to coordinate with cabinet suppliers and contractors and create a schedule for the work. Installation usually takes 4 weeks to complete after your cabinets have been built (10 week process). My cost for this service ranges from $300 to $1000 depending on the size of the kitchen. You will receive an estimate before we begin any work.
You pay the cabinet makers and contractors directly for their portion of the work. Both will provide an estimate for their work in advance. Your approval is required before moving forward on any work.
The cost of renovating your kitchen
The cost of a typical kitchen renovation I work on is $40,000 to $100,000. Design is the smallest part of your budget but is a vital first step to avoid costly mistakes. The costs are as follows:
3% of costs = kitchen design (that’s where I come in)
30% of costs = renovation (tear down if needed, plumbing, electrical, dry wall etc.)
67% of costs = appliances, sinks, taps, cabinets, flooring, lighting, countertops cost and installation
For my latest kitchen design view my portfolio or contact me today for a FREE initial consultation to discuss your dream kitchen firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.591.6526.