REMODELING PROCESS AND HINTS
Ready to begin planning your project? These helpful hints from Creative Kitchens will make you aware of unforeseen headaches and have your project running in no time! We hope that the following tips will make your journey a pleasant one.
- Gather a scrapbook of notes, photos, and articles that you have collected.
- Get together with your family and ask them for their input and wish lists.
- Come up with a budget you can live with.
- Draw a rough sketch of your floor plan and take measurements (or, if new construction, get floor plan from architect or builder).
- Call us to make an appointment, or stop into our showroom.
- Request a FREE Kitchen & Bath Consumer Workbook
Visiting Our Showroom
The first time you stop into our showroom we will...
- Answer any questions you may have.
- Review and/or assist you in establishing a budget.
- Discuss your scrapbook of ideas (if you have one).
- Discuss your floor plan (if you have one) and go over some design ideas.
- Discuss your plans for utilizing the room you will be remodeling.
- Request our Project Design Options
If You Like What You See...
- We will come to your home and take measurements or work with those supplied by you.
- We will create a design, and draft perspectives, elevations, and a floor plan.
- We will set up a meeting for you to discuss the design and discuss any potential modifications you would like to make.
- We will provide you with a firm pricing proposal.
The Installation Process
- If necessary, we will make arrangements with your builder, architect, and/or designer to coordinate the installation.
- If necessary, we will remove your existing cabinetry and appliances.
- To ensure a quality installation, we will meet the installer at your home to discuss the details of your plan and installation.
- Make space in your garage for cabinets and appliances.
- Dust... there's just no way to avoid it! Cover doorways into other rooms with plastic. If there is a fish tank, furniture, or electrical equipment in close proximity to the work, remember to keep them well covered.
- Pack everything that won't be needed into boxes. This will keep things dust-free.
- Keep essential items handy: basic food that can be microwave, condiments, cereal, microwave-safe dishes and utensils, dishcloths, dishwasher soap, paper plates and cups, coffee, coffee pot and sugar/creamer, paper towels, napkins, and garbage bags.
- You will be without water in the kitchen for a short time. You may need to do dishes in another sink or the bathtub for awhile.
- Set up the microwave, refrigerator, toaster and coffee machines in another area, along with a table for preparation.
- Stockpile restaurant coupons for the nights when you really want to eat out.
- Relax and rely on your kitchen designer. There will be a beautiful kitchen when all the dust is gone!!
- Don't forget about your pets. There will be noise, fast traffic, debris and some dust. If there isn't any area in your home to keep them safely away from the work area, consider a play date at a friends home or a kennel.