" I can’t tell you how pleased we are with our new kitchen. It seems almost fun to cook now. You all were great to work with; very professional and efficient. Jody and his guys never left a mess and Jody always wanted to be sure I was happy with everything.
I have already given your name to my friends who are looking to renovate their kitchen. "
Kay J .
Your first consultation usually takes place in our Design Center. We encourage you to bring your house plans with you, as well as any photos and magazine clippings. During this meeting, we will discover what cabinetry styles appeal to you. We will learn how you and your family utilize the kitchen, office and bath spaces of your home. This initial meeting forms the ground work for the concept designs for your new kitchen or bath. We take the time to really listen.
Concept Design Phase
At this point, we are working on a concept kitchen or bath design based on the information shared at the initial consultation. Designing a space can be as simple and quick as a few days, but more likely it will take a couple of weeks. The design cost for this step usually averages $300 depending on the square footage of your space. The design fee is non-refundable and is applied to your project total at the time your cabinetry is ordered. Presentation of Concept Design
This is usually the second meeting and takes place in our design center. We will present the initial concepts for your new space. We evaluate the layout, functionality, door styles, appliances, accessories, etc. We make additions, changes, modifications to the initial layout working toward refining the design. This phase also includes "ball park pricing" for your project and the work to be done.
Defining the Design This process includes a field measure or in-home consultation. This process enables the designer to present you with a proposal for your project. This proposal includes a second or "redefined" drawing, elevations, pricing and floor plans for review in the Design Center, only. We finalize the appliance and plumbing specifications. Cabinet and countertop samples may be ordered during this phase and we may consult with other suppliers who are also working on various scopes of the project. Plan on another couple of weeks to complete this phase.
Purchasing Your Project To purchase your project, Gate City Kitchens requires a 50% deposit. At this point, all decisions should have been made, thus allowing us to finalize your cabinet plans and specifications.
We will prepare an estimate and renderings for you to initial. Once all documents have been signed, your new cabinets will be placed on order and into production. All cabinets are ordered specifically for your project. Your designer will advise you of the lead times associated with your cabinets.
Gate City Kitchens requires a 40% draw at the time the cabinets arrive in our warehouse. We will not deliver the cabinets to the jobsite until this has been paid. The final 10% payment is due upon completion of your project.
Installation Depending on the size and scope of the project, installation can be as short as a week or several weeks. Our caring craftsmen will be happy to coordinate time planning with you and any other sub-contractors to eliminate unnecessary down time or "hiccups" on your project.
Your designer will be happy to answer any questions regarding installation time lines with you prior to the delivery of your cabinetry.
This is what you have been waiting for and planning for...
Enjoy your new kitchen, bar, bath or office! Everyone at Gate City Kitchens wishes you a lifetime of satisfaction from your new space.