Why should I use a designer instead of going to a large Home Center?
Most people incorrectly assume that contracting a large chain store to remodel their space will be less expensive. We have many trusted sources that produce quality products and services for the smaller budget. If you have to replace your cabinets in a few years, any upfront savings on the purchase price will be lost and may even cost you more in the long run.
Large chain stores are not set up to offer the personalized in-home service that Creative Kitchens provides. No designer from these stores will come to your home to help you get the best result in your space. No one is going to make on-site suggestions that could significantly improve the final result. They are not going to coordinate all the aspects of the project. They will only sell you the cabinets and install them, leaving you to coordinate all the other aspects of the project. You will, in effect, be the contractor. Any mistakes in planning the details or timing of the actual work involved other than the cabinetry will become your responsibility. This is a huge burden.
A Certified Kitchen Designer is trained to plan the complete project, designing the layout, factoring in any changes that impact the floors, walls, and ceilings, define all the electrical requirements for the new project, plan on the plumbing and ventilation requirements, and coordinate the scheduling of all participants in the project. These services are provided at no additional charge to ensure the success of your project. We provide the same project planning services, regardless of budget.
And isn’t your time valuable too? Creating a custom space saves you time and money during and after the remodeling process. Because we handle all the details of your project, you save time during the remodeling process. You save time after the renovation is done because a space that is designed specifically for your lifestyle is more efficient. This efficiency saves you time, money and, most importantly, makes your home more comfortable.
What is NKBA?
NKBA stands for National Kitchen & Bath Association. This non-profit organization has approximately 40,000 members all composed of industry professionals in the kitchen and bath remodeling industry. The NKBA’s mission is to “enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry. You can find out more about this organization and it’s members by visiting their web site at www.nkba.org. Their web site includes helpful information for anyone that is thinking of remodeling or is already in the process.
What is the CKD/CBD designation?
CKD stands for Certified Kitchen Designer, a designation given by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBD), to only highly trained and experienced designers. Certified Kitchen Designers must obtain specific education, pass comprehensive exams and have at least 7 years of experience to acquire this prestigious title. To maintain this designation, the professional must complete continuing education requirements and adhere to a strict code of ethics. The Certified Bath Designer (CBD) certification has similar requirements. If you want an experienced, educated and ethical professional to work on your home, choose an NKBA Certified Kitchen or Bath Designer from Creative Kitchens.
How long will the renovation take?
Because every project is unique, we will give you a detailed description of the steps involved and the estimated time early in the planning process. We invest time in planning your project to ensure there are no surprises along the way. The actual renovation does not begin until the cabinets are available for delivery to your home. Once delivered, a smaller kitchen using stock cabinets can take as little as one week while a large extensive project with flooring, ceiling, and painting work could take as much as four weeks.
Will I have to be without a sink/oven?
We will strive to keep your kitchen without a sink or an oven for the shortest time possible, but you will be given advance notice so that you can plan for this event. This generally occurs from the time of demolition until the countertops are installed.
What will happen with my old cabinetry?
We will have all your old cabinetry removed prior to the installation of your new cabinets. You may repurpose it in another room of the house or donate it to charity. We recommend donating to the Habitat Restore that benefits Habitat for Humanity. We can also dispose of it.
If I am building a new home, will you work with my contractor?
Yes. We will order necessary cabinetry and other supplies according to your contractor’s specifications and coordinate delivery.
Can I get an estimate of how much my renovation will cost?
Yes. Once we have selected your cabinetry and we have measured your space, we will give you a detailed price proposal of your project along with a schedule and detailed information of what you can expect. We will also create full color renderings and floor plans so that you will have a clear vision of what your space is going to look like.
Can I do some of the work myself?
We will be happy to provide you with cabinetry or hardware according to your specifications. However, we highly recommend you consider using a professional for most renovation projects, especially a kitchen or bathroom. These projects are very complicated and are filled with pitfalls along the way. Save yourself time, money and headaches---call Creative Kitchens to discuss your project before you begin.
I have more questions, how do I reach you?
Please feel free to call us (954) 340-2121 send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org