We know that making the decision to build or remodel is a tough one. There always seems to be more questions than answers. At Tanglewood Kitchen & Bath, we want to try to help as much as we can. Here is a set-by-step guide as to what you can expect from us during the process.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE DESIGN PROCESS
Preliminary Planning & Pricing
1. We would like to have you visit our showroom to review our design process and establish the general scope of work, budget, and time frame for your project.
2. We will schedule a site visit at the project location to field measure the existing conditions, including room dimensions, doors, windows, etc…
3. We will then determine our design parameters including cabinet style and finish, accessories, counter top material, appliances, flooring, lighting and other criteria that affect your project.
4. We will develop and present to you the initial design and budget.
1. This is where the real work begins for our designer. At this point if you are open to the initial design and budget, we will require a good faith deposit that
will be based on the dollar amount of the project. The deposit is non-refundable, but is fully applied to your purchase of $8,000.00 or more, provided your cabinets are purchased within six months.
2. We will investigate different layouts and review finish and hardware options to make certain that each of the cabinets is placed and equipped exactly as desired.
3. We will review appliances and other finishes involved in your project.
4. Detailed floor plans, elevations and updated pricing will be presented once the final design concept is completed. NOTE: The preliminary planning and design is performed under the umbrella of the design deposit. However, all designs are copyrighted and will be retained by Tanglewood Kitchen & Bath unless the design is purchased.
Purchase, Production, & Delivery
1. Final designs and product selections are approved by the client. Purchase agreements are signed by the client and Tanglewood Kitchen & Bath.
2. Cabinet orders must be paid in full before production begins. The design deposit is applied to the cabinet purchase.
3. Changes to your original cabinet order are not possible once the order has gone into production. If changes are requested by the client after production, Tanglewood Kitchen & Bath will require a signed change order and all costs incurred must be paid in full. Changes may result in significant delays to your contractor and your project.
4. At this point, you will receive copies of the approved drawings and related contracts and purchase agreements.
5. We will proceed to work with your General Contractor and his Electrician, Plumber, and Sheet Metal Specialist to lay out your job and make sure all of their rough-in specifications are correct. This is very important as it will save time and money on the back end of the job to have everything properly placed.
1. The designer will meet with the installer or contractor to review the design and answer any questions about the design. We will visit the job site regularly to work with the installer.
2. The designer will provide the countertop manufacturer with drawings and meet with them as necessary to assure that all details are covered.