Design/Plan Process

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Congratulations on your upcoming project!  You are no doubt excited about all the possibilities that lie before you, and you may find yourself intimidated by all the decisions to be made. Here are the 4 steps to getting your new cabinets:


In order for us to best help you, please consider the following questions and discuss them with your other decision-makers:


Step 1: Pre-Planning

1. Do you have blueprints or a sketch of  your room showing accurate measurements of walls, doorways, windows, etc.?

2. What is your budget for this project?

3. What is your timeline for this project?

4. Do you have pictures from brochures, magazines, Internet, or local homes showing cabinet designs or features that you admire?

5. Have you taken notes on what you like and dislike?

6. What special features would you like to incorporate, such as pull-outs, trays, lazy susans, etc.?

7. What style of doors would you like – arched, square, raised panel, etc?

8. Would you like natural wood cabinets such as Ash, Oak, New Cypress, Old Cypress, Maple, etc., or do you prefer painted or faux finished cabinets?

9. Please fill out the Contact Us section on this website under the heading About Us.


Step 2: Initial Meeting

Once you have figured these things out, one of our professional cabinet designers will be happy to meet with you by appointment to discuss your project. During this meeting we will ask a lot of questions and review every aspect of your project in order to assess your needs.  We will help you to plan your work zones to make the best use of your space. If you have a spouse or other decision-maker, be sure that both of you are present for this appointment.  After we consider all of your selections, you will be provided with an estimate for the project.


Step 3: Design/Review

When you are ready to proceed, we will design your project on our computer software and meet with you again to review the preliminary drawings and discuss any changes.  Once you have reviewed your computer drawings and made any changes, you will review and approve the finalized drawings.  We will collect your down payment in order to begin construction, and we will create a tentative project schedule for your job.


Step 4: Installation

As we go through the process of custom building your cabinets, we will coordinate the installation date with you.  Once the installation is complete we will conduct a final walkthrough with you to ensure you are satisfied, and then we will collect the remaining balance for your project.