Folks typically hear of us through referral or long standing relationships with contractors, architects and designers. Some find us by our downtown Madison location, word of mouth or see an ad on print media. Our online presence and social media also directs clients our way including manufacturer websites. However you got here we are grateful you are giving us a look.
Most projects start here at the showroom to meet and discuss the details and desires. A look see at the displays and samples often stimulate ideas and gives folks sense of what we do.
If remodeling or renovating we arrange to go to the site to measure, photograph, check for level and plumb, see existing conditions as well as existing storage. We take time to discuss ideas and examine any photos or online idea books you may have. Like many in our industry we have a token survey fee to come out to the house.
If new construction we review and discuss your architects plans and your ideas.
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT AND PRELIMINARY PLAN
We bring together a confluence of the ideas and dimensions to create a floor plan of the space – typically with a few options to discuss and review together. We produce a ½” scale plan of a proposed cabinetry layout and may produce perspective renderings or elevations to illustrate the layout multi dimensionally. The drawings may be hand drawn, AutoCAD, 20/20, sketched or a combination.
At this meeting we typically look to confirm specification, style, finish and other details.
REVISE AND PRESENT PRELIMINARY BUDGET
Plans are revised and we present a proposal for the work as we have it specified to date. This is typically not the end of the process and design tweaks, value engineering and other details such as lighting are discussed. Folks typically make a decision at this point and may retain us to keep going with design and contract development and budget fine tuning. Many go to contract for the project.
CONTRACT AND ORDER
Bringing it all together to get things moving. We meet and finalize, order cabinetry and start scheduling.
DELIVERY, INSTALLATION, TEMPLATE, PUNCH LIST
Plan long and build fast is an old adage but it is true for cabinetry and kitchen work. Flurry of activity as things go together. We give much attention to detail but it is not uncommon to have some punch list details to get to the final brush stroke. We have a system for this.
Our projects typically fall into 3 categories for rooms throughout the home.
- Design and deliver – cabinetry delivered to home and your agent incorporates the installation into the scope of their work.
- Sub-contract – we design, deliver and install cabinetry and other elements of the project working in sync with your contractor on the project. The majority of projects work this way where we are part of a team.
- General Contract – we do most, if not all, of the tasks required to make the remodeling job happen including electrical and plumbing, lighting and permits. This works best on fairly defined and contained projects in the specific room.