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Our Process

So you’ve decided to build a new home or remodel your existing kitchen? Let’s take a look at the Kitchens by Carol R. Cherry process.

1. Decide

  • Decide what you need. It may be more room, additional storage, or more preparation space.
  • Consider how you use your kitchen. Is there more than one cook in the kitchen? Do you need multiple sinks?
  • What features fit your lifestyle? Do you need a large pantry? What about a breakfast bar with seating?
  • Collect inspiring photos from magazines or from websites online that reflect your style. Please them in a folder or create an online idea book.

2. Discuss

  • Call or email so we can setup a no obligation consultation in our studio.
  • We will review the photos you have collected.
  • We will review cabinetry, countertops, flooring and appliance options along with your cooking and entertainment needs.
  • We’ll sit down and discuss any architectural or contractor’s drawings
  • We will then setup a time to come out to your home to see your existing kitchen and review your ideas.
  • We will discuss a design retainer fee.
  • We will take measurements and move forward with your design options.

3. Design

  • We will present the concept of your new kitchen or new space
    • Floor plan
    • Elevation
    • Often a 3D computer generated design
    • Select door styles, finishes, countertops and appliances
  • Ongoing discussion & interaction will continue to refine the design until you are completely satisfied with the features & benefits to the cabinetry layout as well as the feel of the space.
  • Once this is achieved, we will provide you with a written proposal.
  • Upon acceptance of proposal an agreement outlining terms and conditions will be signed and a deposit paid to begin building your cabinetry.
  • We will keep you informed of the anticipated delivery date.

4. Site Preparation

  • Approximately one week prior to cabinetry delivery your existing kitchen will be removed.
  • Plumbing and electrical rough-ins will take place, typically a day for each.
  • Any necessary drywall work will take place at this time.
  • Tile or wood flooring will be installed.
  • We will provide a written schedule outlining all steps and dates.

5. Delivery

  • Cabinets will be delivered to your home a day prior to installation.
  • Typically cabinetry installation will take between 7 and 14 days.
  • Toward the end of the first week your countertops will be templates.
  • Once countertops are installed final plumbing along with electrical hook up of appliances and misc touch ups will take place.
  • Finally, your backsplash will be installed.

6. Enjoy

You now have a new kitchen!

With Grateful thanks,

Ready to discuss your dream kitchen?