While each home remodeling project is unique, there are a few things you should know before going in to the project. Below is our guide to make your kitchen renovation as smooth, efficient, and cost-effective as possible.
(1) GET SOME IDEAS
Before you begin to know what you want, it’s important to know what’s out there. Having a good understanding of models, styles, grades of materials, space usage, quality, and trends will give you confidence moving forward with your decisions. We encourage people to visit our showroom to see a complete lineup of what’s currently available. We’re always happy to walk you through your options and help you decide what you need and what you want.
(2) CREATE YOUR WISH LIST
Now’s the time to think big! Once you’ve seen what’s out there, you can begin to visualize what suits your space, your personality, and your lifestyle.
(3) KNOW YOUR APPLIANCES
Knowing what appliances you like is very helpful, as this will dictate layout for purposes of function and form. For instance, if you envision a double oven versus a single oven, the layout of this kitchen will be adjusted to fit this and maximize usable counter space. Do your shopping on the appliances, and take note of the measurements!
(4) CREATE A BUDGET
It’s fun to think big, but it’s important to think within your budget. Determine what you value most in a new kitchen renovation and work down the list. Our experienced kitchen designers will help you prioritize this list and keep you within your budget. With thousands of kitchens under their belts, they will help you identify the items that will add the most value to your home.
(5) FREE CUSTOM DESIGN
Our experienced kitchen designers will go to your home to take exact measurements of the space. They’ll show you options you may have if you envision an expansion of the current space or the teardown of adjacent walls to make more space. From there, they head to the drawing board to create a custom designed kitchen unique to you and your lifestyle.
(6) REVIEW OF DESIGN AND PRICING
We will present you with a 3D rendering of your kitchen design, allowing you to picture yourself in your new space. From there, we will refine it with you until we get it just right! Estimates will be provided for each option. While we do not offer in-house financing, we are happy to recommend you to some local trusted providers.
(7) PICK YOUR CONTRACTOR
If needed, Select Kitchen Design is happy to help you pick a contractor to complete the construction of your project. Over the course of thousands of remodels, we have worked with some of the finest building contractors in the area, and we only recommend those who have impeccable records when it comes to quality, honesty, credibility, and punctuality. In fact, the contractors we recommend are the ones we trusted to build our own showroom! We encourage you to interview as many as you like and choose the one with whom you feel most comfortable.
(8) PLACE YOUR ORDER
When you’re ready to go, Select Kitchen Design will order and arrange for free delivery on all of the components for your kitchen. While final delivery may range from 2-4 weeks for stock items or 6-8 weeks for custom pieces, we will coordinate timing and delivery with the contractor’s schedule to ensure the most efficient construction timeline.
(9) LET THE CONSTRUCTION BEGIN!
Your contractor will work with you to set the timeline for construction, in a way that will minimize downtime and inconvenience. Select Kitchen Design will be there to handle any questions you may have throughout the process.
After the last dustpan has been emptied and the last light bulb has been screwed in, we guarantee you’ll have the kitchen of your dreams, one that will add value to your home and provide you years of enjoyment!