At the time of visiting
our showrooms or dealers, bring a rough sketch of your kitchen
with measurements in inches. This will allow the designer
to understand your needs and requirements. Talk with the designer
and explain briefly what you have in mind for your kitchen.
If you feel comfortable with the designer, you should
setup an appointment with the designer to come in to your
home and take accurate measurements of the kitchen area.
The most important aspect
for a customer buying a new kitchen, is the design. The designer
will help answer questions like: What shape will the kitchen
have, how big is the family that will use the kitchen and how
often will the kitchen be used? What will the kitchen be used
for apart from cooking? What kinds of appliances will I need?
What kind of materials and color do I prefer? This host of questions
will enable the designer to work with you to develop your dream
kitchen. This information collected along with the accurate
measurements of your kitchen area will help the designer to
proceed to the next phase.
(Computer Aided Design) Drawing
The measurements and the
information collected will allow the designer prepare 2 –
3 computer design layouts or CAD(Computer Aided Drawings) of
what your kitchen may look like. At this point you should
provide your input about the placements and usage of cabinets,
accessories and hardware in the kitchen.
your choice should be based
on your requirements and kitchen layout. Ask your salesperson
the advantages and disadvantages and costs of each and how your
lifestyle will be affected by each of the materials.
Once the selection of the
material has been done or at least narrowed down to a couple
of options, ask for estimates of the work to be done based on
a set of plans and specifications, as cost will be defined by
material as well. Research all of the alternatives in
terms of product, style and price.
After the design and
material selection, you should review the quotes and designs
before signing any contract. Maintain contact with your
designer during the project regarding the progress and deviations
from the contract.
The above have been written with the intention of describing
briefly the process of acquiring new kitchen cabinetry. Please
use them as guides only for developing your own procedures.