Our Process

Below is what we have found to be a logical order of events when planning a kitchen remodel. First and foremost you need to think about how you currently use your kitchen and if that is going to change. Click here to review our Kitchen Questionnaire – your answers to these questions will help you guide us before we begin your kitchen design and remodeling.


Budget

Because it is so important for us to establish your budget requirements before we get started, we have devoted a page to this discussion. > Click here to learn more about planning your budget.


Appliances & Plumbing

So much of our design and remodel work revolves around the kitchen appliances that we would like you to provide us with an idea of the appliances you want in your new kitchen. Keep in mind that this will also impact the plumbing.

  • Makes and models of your appliances, sink and faucet

Provide those if you can, or a general description of what you are considering

  • Cooking Surface

Spend a little time reviewing appliances, sinks and faucets you might like

  • If you can’t provide the makes or models, give us a general description of the items that you are considering


Your Style or "The Look"

We want your new kitchen to be exactly as you imagine it (or as close as possible!)

We suggest that you gather some photos of ideas that you like and bring them with you when you visit us. Great sources can be found in design magazines, friends’ homes, kitchen and designer websites such as HOUZZ.com (link to US Kitchens HOUZZ page), HGTV.com and NKBA.org.

  • Show us some cabinet door styling, wood types and finishes

    • Visit our manufacturers’ websites for ideas

  • The overall look and general design style

    • We want to “see” your vision and help you achieve it

Manufacturers

Styles

Portfolio


Cabinet Selection

We offer cabinetry from ten outstanding manufacturers and we will be assisting you in your selection of a cabinet line. A few factors for consideration:

  • Do you prefer cabinets made of furniture board or plywood end panels?

  • What is your choice of drawer glides — side mount or under mount? Do you want self-closing or soft-closing? 

  • Do you prefer a framed product or a full access cabinet? 

  • Your budget, of course, will factor into our choice for the best cabinet line for your kitchen remodel


Elevations

In today’s housing market, we see a variety of ceiling heights and framing
. . . 8-foot (96”) ceilings, 9-foot (108”)
ceilings, cathedral ceilings and shed ceilings predominate. Be aware of the following:

  • What is your ceiling height

  • Is it flat, cathedral or shed?

  • At what height would you prefer your new cabinetry?

If you’re not sure what’s best for your room or which layout you prefer, you have our designers to help you figure it out.


Lighting

Proper lighting is critical to the overall, ultimate attractiveness and use of your room and while you don’t have to choose lighting at the very outset of the remodel project, you should be thinking about it during this initial design stage.