If you're thinking of using Kegg's Kreations for your cabinet project, we'd like to take the time to explain the process for our customers.
Budget and Knowing What You Want (Or Don't Want)
In the initial planning stages, it is important to decide on a budget. We have worked with a variety of customers: what is considered inexpensive for one customer may be too costly for another. Often, customers come in knowing that they want something done to their kitchen, but don't know what exactly they want to do. By having a price point in mind, we can steer you look at options that will fit your budget. You can do new cabinets (custom or prefabricated), or you can reface your cabinets with wood veneer and new cabinet doors. If you are looking to get you cabinets painted, while we do not paint existing cabinets, we would be happy recommend a professional to assist you.
It's also important to have a starting point for your design. Look through magazines, websites, look at paint samples, window shop. The key is to find at least one thing that you love or know you want to incorporate. Many customers come to us overwhelmed by the sheer number of options; by having that one piece decided, be it a slab of granite, paint color, flooring, sink or lamp, it will make the project easier for you. Alternatively, you can start by telling us what you don't want. By giving us and idea of what you're looking for, we can help you narrow down your design.
Another major decision for our customers is material and finish. Different materials can vastly change an estimate, not just due to the cost of the material, but the labor required to build with it. But whatever you do, Don't Limit Yourself. It's easy to fall in love with one look you see, but that look may be out of your price range. Be open to looking at different options; oftentimes, the option you never even considered may be the best on for your project.
For a good primer on managing a remodel, please read the following:
Related Repairs and Additional Construction
Keep in mind that some projects lead to others. For instance, if you want to move an appliance, you may need to have an electrician work on the wiring or outlets. If you refrigerator has an ice machine, it will need to be plumbed in. Another fact often overlooked is flooring; if you change the footprint of your cabinets, the flooring will need to be addressed. Kegg's Kreations is happy to work with a contractor of your choice, but please bear in mind that other expenses can be involved.
If you are planning on doing other remodeling projects, please let us know. These items may need to be coordinated to ensure your project is completed quickly.
Once these decision have been made, we'll set up an appointment to have someone come out to take measurements for your project. We will use this estimate to create an estimate. Kegg's Kreations does not charge for the initial measuring or estimate.
To help the customer decide what aspects of the kitchen will work for them, we can also create a computerized layout to help explore a customer's design.
Once our customer has the estimate, we finalize the project. Before work cane begin, Kegg's requires a signed and dated estimate to establish that the customer understands what the costs will likely be. However, the estimate total is NOT FINAL. Unexpected issues can arise during fabrication and installation. On occasion, the design can change on site, with the customer adding or removing parts of the project. Any changes to the estimated price will be discussed with you beforehand. Kegg's also requires a deposit for the purchase of materials before we order the materials and begin work. This ensures that material costs are covered in the event that the customer must place the project on hold.
After the deposit has been received, Kegg's will take the final measurements and begin fabrication. Once fabrication is nearing completion, our office will contact the customer to set a date and time for installation. Final payment is due the day installation is completed. Typically, customers will pay by check before our crew leaves the job site. If you want to pay by credit card or need to make other arrangements, please contact our office.