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.

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II. Design

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.

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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.

 

Our Product

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'.

 

Client Testimonials

I had the joy of working with Kelli & Gracie on a complete kitchen remodel in my condo. They spent more time, presented more creative ideas and followed through with every possible detail than I could have imagined. Their attention to detail was a life saver & their professionalism-top notch. The completed kitchen exceeded all expectations. I would highly recommend Projects to anyone looking for a top quality company to create and execute your dream kitchen!
— Trudy H.
We loved working with Projects on our condo build out, taking it from raw space to a lovely home. They were with us every step of the way, always listening to what we wanted, delivering exquisite products, and providing sound advice. Their design experience was invaluable and they are true professionals. We chose them because they could source the products and design style we wanted. Along the way we came to appreciate their eye for detail, organized team approach, and excellent communication. We couldn’t be happier!
— Jan K.
Gracie and Kelli have done an amazing job with every detail needed in the selection of our furniture and decor needed in our new Mid-Century Modern home. They both have been available to meet at Projects or the site location throughout the process and at our convenience. The end result has always gone beyond our expectations as the best quality and in perfect condition and professional installation. We both look forward to continue working with them in the future.
— Paula R.
The designers at Projects are knowledgable and accessible. They pay attention to detail which made my kitchen both functional, beautiful and well done from start to finish. I highly recommend this design team.
— M.K.
What started out as a Minotti sectional purchase, turned into the best experience we have had with a design team. Kelli and Hannah at Projects are professional and adept at all phases of the design process. We utilized their design expertise for multiple phases of our new home construction, from lighting, to furniture layout, and finishing décor. Kelli and Hannah have an exceptional attention to detail and their ability to expediently provide design renderings for the majority of our purchases provided us with the assurance each piece flowed with our modern design. We were always presented with varying product selections at multiple price points.

Every aspect of working with the Projects team made our interior home design exciting and stress-free. Many of our purchases feel like art in our home. Kelli and Hannah are continually abreast of the design industry trends, and stay very up-to-date on the Projects product lines. For these reasons, we continue to work with them ongoing.
— Laura W.
I had the most wonderful experience working with Projects. Gracie, Kelli and the team have a fantastic vision for cabinet and kitchen layout and the quality of their kitchen and bath and family room cabinetry is superior to anything I have seen. They saw our new home cabinetry projects through from the very start (including 3d renderings) to finish and were highly involved every step of the way. The are reliable, honest, accessible and very kind people. I will have pictures eventually because the project turned out stunning. I recommend them without reservation and also suggest you check out their store, which has gorgeous and timeless modern furniture. It’s the kind of stuff you will keep for generations. I’m a very happy client.
— W.Z.
Simply stated: Projects is the only option in Iowa for interior design advice and alternatives. My everyday living experience has been shaped by the team.
— Shannon M.