Kitchens & Bathrooms

Approach - How to Start

The best approach to your new kitchen or bath starts with an in-home consultation to discuss your needs, wants and wishes for your project. Information is gathered about how you use your space, your likes and dislikes, your style and color preferences, and your budget. Having a professional look at ways to better utilize your space and explore the possibilities of reconfiguring walls, cabinets or fixtures in order to maximize functionality is critical for a successful project.

The next step is to agree on the project scope and investment figure. Depending on size and scope of the project, we may charge an hourly fee for smaller jobs or quote a fixed price for larger projects.

Space Planning and Design Drawings

You can choose a full set of the drawings listed below or select only the ones you need. We start by taking measurements and then begin creating highly detailed drawings after being retained for our services:

When reconfiguring space we create a “before” drawing of your existing space and up to 3 “after” space plan options showing walls to be demolished and locations of new walls and fixtures.
Kitchen drawings show cabinetry, pullouts, accessories, appliances and plumbing fixtures

Bath drawings show placement of cabinetry, sinks, faucets, toilet, shower/tub fixtures, shelving, towel bars and other accessories

Tile design drawings for flooring, showers or backsplashes include installation instructions for intricate designs

Electrical plan drawings include placement of all lighting, outlets and switches

Custom cabinetry drawings include details for storage cabinets, built-ins or shelving to be custom built

Click hereto see an example of bath drawings.

My designs incorporate NKBA Kitchen & Bath Planning Guidelines whenever possible to ensure your space is safe and functional. http://www.nkba.org/Design/Professionals/Guidelines.aspx

When the drawings are completed to your satisfaction, you’ll see on paper what your finished room will look like, and your contractor will have a detailed plan to work from that ensures construction runs smoothly and efficiently. (Note: if you are making significant structural changes or planning an addition to your home requiring a permit or an architect’s stamp we can refer an architect.)

Shopping Assistance

The vast array of sources and choices for kitchen and bath cabinetry, fixtures, tile and lighting can make your head spin. And even if you love to shop you might not have time to deal with all the details and decisions that need to be made to get your project off the ground. If you need help we can provide shopping assistance to fit most budgets, concentrating on choices to suit your style.

First, we create a shopping list of all items needed for your remodel. Next, we define a focused plan to shop at design showrooms that make sense for your project. Then we can accompany you to the showrooms and help make selections, track the details and decisions, and obtain quotes for you. If you don’t like to shop we can show you photos of options or samples and work via email and the internet. We have excellent sources for all finish goods, including the cabinetry; which is a key part of any kitchen or bath.

After quotes are obtained and your order is placed we help coordinate delivery and resolve any problems that may arise.

Installation and Construction

In The Details, Inc. does not offer cabinet installation or construction services. However, we work throughout the project with the contractor of your choice to ensure the end result is according to plan. Don’t have a contractor yet? I’m happy to make a recommendation.

Project Management

In the Details, Inc. gives you step-by-step support from start to finish. You’ll be reassured by having a single point person to coordinate with tradesmen and orchestrate the numerous aspects of your project.
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