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STEP 1: CONSULTATION AND MEASURE
A visit to your home allows us to better visualize your project goals and expectations. We note the limitations posed by the infrastructure of your residence, then conceive a range of new design possibilities. This preliminary review and our detailed measurements are complimentary services.
STEP 2: DESIGNS AND PLANS
A rare few people can visualize what someone else describes in words, so we provide colorful realistic drawings and simple-to-read plans that will give you confidence that your “dream” kitchen, bath, or multi-room renovation will delight you.
STEP 3: SELECTION OF MATERIALS AND BUDGETING
With drawings to guide us, we further explore and develop the “look” that you are seeking and the budget that you want to maintain. Magazine pictures are helpful here. Then we focus on material selection. This is aided by our extensive photo gallery of completed projects and beautifully selected samples that are on hand to refine your taste and direction.
STEP 4: TRADE AND WHOLESALE SHOWROOMS
Our to-the-trade associated showrooms offer the most extensive current materials. It is an outing you will enjoy as the products are trending, beautiful, and of high quality. Working with showroom specialists also gives us knowledgeable industry professionals to assist in the best selections. Our sources provide us with prompt estimates for your review.
STEP 5: CONTRACTORS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS
If you already have a trusted General Contractor that you want to work with–excellent! Otherwise, we have many experienced and reliable professionals to recommend who are well-suited to the job at hand—neither too large nor too small for the project. That way, you get the time, expertise, and attention that your project deserves.
STEP 6: THE WORK LETTER
This is an important step for several reasons: a) getting consistent G.C. quotes, b) meeting any Board or Agency requirements that may be required for approvals, and 3) for budgeting. We can help you prepare it so it is clear and complete.
STEP 7: SCHEDULING THE RENOVATION
If you like, you can rely on us to help you select and purchase any hard surface materials. In most cases, our trade pricing will save you significantly. We do this on a fee basis which can be discussed on request. One big advantage–your floors, tile, counters, cabinetry, fixtures, appliances, lighting, and other items will be there when needed–not on a boat from overseas or out of stock. Your quantities will be tightly calculated, and your contractor’s requirements will be met.
STEP 8: PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Likewise on a fee basis, our team can oversee your project from beginning to end, providing materials, but also troubleshooting, reviewing the demolition and construction phases, and providing a liaison with your contractor so that the work is done to your high standards. If you want to vacation during this time, rest assured that we will be on hand to keep you informed and keep things moving.
STEP 9: THE PUNCH LIST
Your final review will create a list of detailed items to correct or complete before you sign off. Once this is achieved and the premises are immaculate, your newly renovated home will be yours to enjoy.