Process

The Purpose of Our Process Is This

Purchasing cabinets for your home is much more than just purchasing cabinets. It’s an investment in your home! Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom can seem like an overwhelming task. We want to make it as easy as possible for you. Here is what you can expect from us.

In-Home Consultation

Consultations are part of the service we provide at no charge! During our visit to your home, we will find out what you want to change about the space and how you need it to function. Share your ideas about styles and colors with us. Measurements will be collected by the same person who orders the cabinets and oversees the installations. We are responsible for cabinets fitting as designed.

Design Process Begins

Using the measurements we collect and the feedback you provide, a design layout is created especially for you using our state-of-the-art design software.

Presentation

This step is a big one! It is the decision-making part of the process.

  • First, we will contact you for an appointment at our showroom to review your customized design.
    Photo realistic, 3D renderings are presented for your review. Virtual Reality renderings are available on request, however a separate appointment may be necessary.
  • While you are here, browse samples of cabinet doors, counter tops, and cabinet hardware. We will assist you in coordinating colors and materials.
  • Discussing your budget is key at this point. It helps us know which cabinet line will best fit your financial needs. It also gives us a good starting point in presenting a product you will be happy with.
  • Speaking of budget, consider this. It’s important to stay on budget, but just as important is setting a realistic one. A good rule of thumb is, expect to spend 10-15% of your home’s value on a kitchen remodel. The largest costs of a kitchen remodel are the cabinets and appliances averaging about 65-70%, with labor and other expenses coming in around 30-35%. This, of course, depends on the products you choose. Keep in mind the cost-to-value ratio. Based on last year’s national averages, the kitchen remodeling cost vs. value in our region in 2019 is projecting a 60-80% return on investment.

Closing

Now it’s time to finalize the design and approve drawings. We will confirm a list of your chosen products and services to be performed. A sales contract will also be reviewed and signed by all parties.

At the close of sale, we collect 60% of the total invoice amount.
When your cabinets deliver, before installation is started, we collect 30% of the total invoice amount.
Once the job is completed, a final walk through is done. At that time, we collect the final 10% of the total invoice amount and a Certificate of Completion is signed.

Delivery

Once the order is placed, cabinets deliver directly to your home in 5-6 weeks. Upon receiving a delivery date, we will coordinate that with you and the shipper. Please make sure you have a place to safely store the cabinets until the time of installation.

Installation

As soon as all of the ordered material is here, we will contact you to coordinate a start date for installation. Our cabinet installers are professional and trustworthy. They will install your cabinets, cabinet hardware, and under cabinet lighting. All of our subcontractors are covered by general liability insurance.

Measurement & Design Disclosure

By Design Cabinetry customizes & designs your kitchen using our professional measurements only. We assume all responsibility for measurements taken, as well as the accuracy of the design. Please note: By Design Cabinetry is not responsible for the designs made by other companies using our measurements or designs.

Design Policy

The designs remain property of By Design Cabinetry unless the customer wishes to purchase them. The fee is based on an hourly rate.

Methods of Payment

Check, credit card, or cash.  Please note: in order to maintain affordable prices, credit cards are not accepted on orders unless all necessary credit card fees are covered the client.

Financing options are available through our preferred lender. See showroom for details.

Kitchen Questionnaire

Download our kitchen questionnaire HERE

 

 

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