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The Design StageIn contemplation. getting a new kitchen can seem a bit overwhelming. Questions spring up, a massive overload of what-ifs edge to the forefront of your mind, and it can sometimes lead to a bit of confusion. At Builders Surplus, we know this, which is why we offer a free kitchen design consultation to get your thoughts in order and allow you the opportunities to get your ideas and wishes on paper. The Rendezvous When you do schedule a meeting with a kitchen designer, one of the first things you’ll discuss are your budget. The designer will use several excellent resources to try to determine this. You both will take a look at several different designs, styles, as well as the many cabinet door styles we offer, along with product lines like Waypoint or Wellborn. Measurements During this initial meet, it’s nearly-necessary to have a rough idea of what you’d like, and if you can manage it, a decent sketch with a few measurements, so your designer can draw up an estimate. This is effective, prudent even, in assuring that everything runs smoothly. Again, we want your time with us to be a free-flowing one, and having a general outline to work with will no doubt speed up the process. In any case, measurements will needed to be done by us to ensure accuracy. An eighth of an inch off, and you’ll see the entire project fold in on itself. Design Completion Once all of the measurements are in and secured, we can begin the design! It’s an exciting time, for sure, to have your dream kitchen displayed on a 42” flat screen tv, seeing it come to life. These layouts are based on the the information given from the previous steps. All of the hard work, heavy coordination, and measurements summed up to a pretty, clear picture of what your kitchen is going to look like. Note: This first step, the design stage, can take up to 1-3 weeks to complete, depending on how many people are ahead of you for an initial appointment, how accurate your measurements are, and how your schedules align with a proper measuring of our own. If you take all of these steps into the equation, this time frame starts to make sense. Especially if you have changes to make during the review of everything. TIME FRAME: 1-3 WEEKS
Products OrderedAh, this is one of the more exciting parts about the process — ordering the products you’ve picked out. Now, all of the in-stock products you’ve chosen can graciously be taken home, or be arranged for quick-pickup. The other items and materials, the custom order products, will be delivered to your home or our store (depending on your cabinet line) in around 4 weeks. About a week or so before your delivery date, your designer will contact you to make sure your installation and pick/up delivery is on schedule. One of the more important parts about this process is constant communication. Any misstep or misunderstanding tends to push the overall deadline back a bit. Just like with any relationship, business ones especially, a constant stream of feedback and discussion is vital to making sure your deadline gets met. TIME FRAME: 4 WEEKS
Kitchen Remodel InstallationGetting down to the nitty gritty now, aren’t we? The installation process is one with many variables as far as time goes, I’ll be honest. Our installation team will be in touch with you around 10 days prior to the estimated delivery to confirm your installation dates with you. Let it be known that where you don’t have to be there for the entire process, you will be required to let the team in and, of course, sign the final paperwork after a review of your remodel. Also, and I have to stress this, unforeseen issues can sometimes happen. Nothing too serious, but sometimes products go on back order, or something of that nature, and it can change the install date.
– Related Articles –[bscolumns class=”one_fourth”] [/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”one_fourth”] [/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”one_fourth”] [/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”one_fourth_last”] [/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”clear”][/bscolumns] Cabinet installation: This installation typically takes about 2 days, depending on the size of your new kitchen. Also, if you have any questions during these phases, you can 100% ask your designer and we’ll make sure we answer them to your complete satisfaction. Countertop templating: When all of your cabinets have been properly installed, we can now begin to template your countertops. The installer will reach out to the designer and tell them when the installation will be done, so they can start templating. This process could take up to 2 weeks, depending on which countertops you’re getting. It’s also important to note that in order for your countertops to be templated, your sinks and faucets need to be in your possession for precise measurement. Again, accuracy is key during all of this. Countertop installation: Once your template is completed, it’s time to install the countertops! Now, typically, in-stock granite can be installed within one week. Custom countertops can be installed anywhere from 10 days to 4 weeks. This all depends on season and number of installers. Also, be prepared to live without countertops for a month or so. If you can, set up a temporary kitchen, a little kitchenette if you will. This will eliminate the stresses of having to eat out every night, too. Backsplash installation: This is a pretty simple install and should only take a couple of days! After all of the installs are finished to your satisfaction, you can sit back and smile, gazing at your new kitchen. It’s finished, and now you can enjoy your brand new kitchen. Of course, we’ll follow up with you and have you fill out a Satisfaction Survey to see if there’s anything else you need and how we can improve our installation services!