Kitchen & Bath Design
I. Initial Consultation
Thinking about remodeling your kitchen/bath, or are you building a new home? It is never too early to involve us in your project, and our consultation phase is free of charge. We invite you into our showroom for a tour of our cabinetry displays, where you can touch, see and experience all of the quality differences and design details that set our product apart.
We will walk you through the various options, look at our collection of finishes, and discuss your vision for the project. If you have an architectural drawing or rough sketch with dimensions of the space, please share that information with us. Alternatively, an experienced member of our design staff will come to your home to take measurements.
Our initial goal is to answer all of your questions and learn as much as possible about your project in order to prepare an accurate “ball park” estimate for your review. Our 3D computer renderings will help you visualize the transformation of your space.
After you have reviewed and are satisfied with our initial proposal, we move forward by charging a non-refundable design retainer fee. The fee is 10% of the project estimate, and is later applied toward the purchase price of your cabinetry. We will then work on preparing a detailed and complete design package, planning every inch of space and providing expert guidance to help make the best selections.
We have the resources to offer you a completely turnkey service - including countertops, appliances, flooring, lighting, plumbing fixtures and more. We can also recommend and assist with hiring a general contractor, or any other construction or design professionals that may need to be involved in the project.
III. Order, Delivery & Installation
Once the design has been perfected, all decisions have been made, and the final drawings have been reviewed/signed, we are ready to submit your order to our factory in Italy. The final price will be calculated, and we will take a 50% deposit to submit your order (- the 10% design deposit taken prior). The remaining 50% is due when the product comes into our warehouse.
After order placement, lead time is usually 12-14 weeks for cabinetry. Before the product arrives, we will perform site visits, and coordinate any prep work with construction professionals. The cabinetry is unloaded at our professional receiving warehouse and carefully delivered to your job site. Our highly qualified, professional installation team will complete the job, with our staff checking in and making the process as smooth as possible for our clients. Average installation time for our kitchens is 1 week.
The most confusing comparison is to a custom cabinetmaker. Our pricing is generally close to that of a good custom cabinetmaker. But we provide much more. The design service we offer our clients is part of what creates the exceptional results you see in our portfolio. It is challenging to take even the best components and weave them together into a high refined solution that also provides high function. Most architects do not have the specialized expertise or contract budget to do this work. We work as a specialist, in tandem with you and your architect. But you do not have to have an architect to work with Projects.
Our system includes many components that go beyond cabinets, and we provide a fixed price that is based on a complete package, so you won't have additional expenses for pulls, integrated lighting, change orders, etc, that can add up to thousands of dollars. Be wary of any direct comparison between a custom cabinetmaker and Projects. There are many things we do, in addition to design, that even the very best cabinetmaker cannot do, from our finishes, to our pulls, to many aspects of system integration. And we offer only ONE very high quality level. You will receive that level. Not just something that 'looks like it'.