Hooray! You’ve decided to remodel your home-whether for functional or aesthetic reasons, this is a major decision and investment.
No matter what project you’re considering (and here at SELECT Kitchen & Bath we focus on – you guessed it – kitchens and bathrooms), the pre-construction process is generally the same. We’ve broken out the basic steps below!
1. After an initial discussion with one of our sales consultant over the phone, including a discussion of rough estimates for a typical remodel, you’ll schedule a formal in-home estimate. This way they can get rough measurements and see what needs to be done in person. This is important as there could be issues that would be otherwise missed.
Tip: Browse sites like Pinterest and Houzz so you can get an idea of layout and designs you like beforehand
2. Your consultant will compile a detailed proposal and, as needed, a floor plan showing the new layout of your kitchen or bathroom. In the case of a kitchen remodel where we are modifying the layout, we may have you meet with us at our studio first to establish an initial layout for budgeting purposes. Once the proposal is complete, your consultant will present it to you for review.
3. After your review of the proposal and you decide to move forward with SELECT, you’ll let your consultant know and he or she will inform the Production Coordinator who will tentatively put you on the schedule and will give you a rough start date. You will then meet with the consultant again (or a design partner, depending on the extent of selections needed) to work through the design process to finalize fixtures, cabinets, etc. During this time you will also make any alterations to the proposal desired.
4. If your project requires the relocation or removal of walls and/or major fixtures a site check will be done of our project managers to ensure the scope of work is accurate and that we’re not overlooking any underlying issues. He will also take this time to ensure measurements are accurate to ensure the cabinetry order is correct. This is generally done concurrently with the material selection process.
5. Once the material selection and the site check are completed your consultant will provide a final budget for you to review. If everything looks okay and is agreed upon you and your consultant sign the contract and initial payments are made as laid out in the contract. Note – in some cases the cabinetry will be paid for sooner in order to meet the start date.
6. The production coordinator will then update or confirm your start date – this may change based on unforeseen issues due to material lead times, or existing project delays. If permits are required she will begin working on those to ensure all permits are on hand before start.
7. Once your project has begun, your main point of contact will be the project manager as he wil be supervising your job directly and will coordinate the day-to-day decisions with you. However, if at any time during the execution of your project you feel that something is not being resolved feel free to reach out to your consultant for assistance.