KITCHEN DESIGN 101

Your Remodeling Project: Three Phases to a Beautiful Conclusion

We can't promise you a remodeling project free of all inconvenience.
But we do pledge that we will complete your project with artisan
and care. We won't be satisfied until you are satisfied.

PHASE ONE: DISCOVERY-THE INTERVIEW PROCESS

  • Define project scope
  • Share dreams
  • Assess needs and wants
  • Discuss likes and dislikes
  • Review and analyze investment
  • Determine timing, challenges and preparation
  • Determine best way and with whom to communicate
  • Explore potential design solutions
  • Introduce design retainer
  • Assign homework to client and designer
  • Plan for life without a kitchen (or bath)

PHASE TWO: DESIGN FULFILLMENT-THE JOURNEY

  • Client and designer turn in homework
  • Sketch and present preliminary design solution(s)
  • Sign design retainer
  • Prepare and present detailed floor plans, elevations and perspectives
  • Revise, fine-tune and tweak design
  • Compare project cost to planned investment
  • Perform value engineering as needed
  • Complete and approve final design plans
  • Establish remodeling contractor labor costs
  • Finalize selections: cabinets, countertop, hardware and appliances
  • Execute contract, release plans to client and collect down payment

PHASE THREE: IMPLEMENTATION-THE DREAM REALIZED

  • Verify field dimensions and outline new design on floor (where possible)
  • Order materials and establish timelines
  • Deliver Bella Boxes and install yard sign
  • Initiate deconstruction: Dust flies and expectations rise
  • Begin construction: Designer visits jobsite and maintains ongoing communication with designated contact person, installation crew and other contractors
  • Designer continues jobsite visits to facilitate smooth design fulfillment
  • Deliver cabinets and collect second payment
  • Install cabinetry
  • Measure countertop (allow 2-3 weeks for finished countertop)
  • Install countertop
  • Inspect full installation with your designer and generate punch list
  • Complete punch list items
  • Conduct final inspection
  • Move in and enjoy!
  • Designer delivers warranty binder
  • Designer requests referrals and introductions to potential clients

We at Bella Domicile truly appreciate your business,
and we sincerely thank you for the opportunity
to partner with you and to serve you!