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1. Initial Consultation
In the first meeting, we’ll meet at your home and talk about your goals and dreams for your new kitchen (or bath or closet…) and what’s not working about the current space. If you have magazine clippings or other inspirational materials, this is a good time to go through them together and pinpoint what features you like. Measurements of the existing space will be taken at the end of the meeting if you decide to move forward with Petzrick Chinn Designs. There is no cost for the initial consultation.
2. Preliminary Design
Several floor plan layout options will be created based on our initial meeting. Elevation or perspective sketches may also be drawn at this point to better explain certain floor plan options. Sometimes the best layout will be a combination of aspects from each option. We’ll also start talking about style and finish direction, as well as budget. The preliminary drawings may be done by hand in the interest of time, but CAD drawings will be created as more decisions are made. The goal of the preliminary design phase is an agreed upon floor plan layout and a style direction for the elevations.
3. Design Development
After a floor plan is selected, the remaining elevations will be created and tweaked until they’re just right. We will work on selecting finishes, hardware, appliances, and other materials. After all selections have been made, a final set of drawings will be completed from which cabinets can be ordered and the final project installed. Keep in mind that the design phases often overlap. Every project is different and goes through its own unique development.
4. Ordering - Quotation
Once the design is finalized, cabinets and other products will be quoted if requested. After pricing is approved and a 50% deposit is received, the order detailing process begins. A significant amount of time will be spent ironing out the details of the order and producing shop drawings of specific custom cabinets, all of which is included in the quoted cabinet price. Recommendations and help will also be given to find the right installer or contractor needed for the project. Once the order is released, typical lead time for custom cabinetry is two months. This is a good time to select and order any other products needed if they haven’t already been chosen. Any additional design work past this point will be billed at the hourly rate.
The remaining 50% of any products ordered is due upon delivery. A member of PCD will be on site to inspect cabinetry once it’s delivery and periodically visit to go over any unusual details or unexpected hangups with the installer. Once installation is near completion, a punch list will be created with you, the homeowner, to ensure that everything gets completed as intended.
Please note that information given on this site is not meant to be legally binding and does not supersede the written contract.