Q.How much does a kitchen design cost?
A. A typical kitchen design costs $3500. This fee includes design plans (usually Plan Existing, Plan Proposed, Elevatons of relevant walls, Electrical and/or Mechanical Plan, and Details) and specifications (design choices for the cabinets, countertops, flooring, backsplash, lighting, appliances, fixtures, and cabinet handles).
Q. How much does a bathroom design cost?
A. A typical master bathroom and closet design will cost $3500. Smaller secondary baths will range between $2000- $2500. For whole house projects we combine fees and discount the price somewhat to reflect the overlap inherent in larger scope projects.
Q.Do you work by the hour?
A. Yes, sometimes it makes more sense to work on a project with a limited or unusual scope by the hour. Our current design rate is $250/hour with a 4 hour minimum.
Q. What is the design process for designing a kitchen or bathroom?
A. Weekly meetings between the designer and the client often start with space planning and then move through functional planning and materials choices. Our contractor will join us relatively early in the process to do a preliminary bid and to confirm any structural changes.
Q.Are your designers also licensed architects?
A. No. If architectural plans are needed for the project (due to structural changes or permit requirements), then there is an additional fee for architectrual drawings, engineering, energy calcs, and/or permitting.
Q.What cabinet lines do you show?
A. We have several different cabinet lines: Columbia Cabinets, Greenfield Cabinetry, and Bellmont Cabinets. You can see the construction style as well as examples of doorstyles in our Escondido showroom. Each company has certain strengths.
COLUMBIA Cabinetry is a Canadian company that specializes in custom, good quality, frameless cabinets. We've worked with Columbia for over 15 years and we appreciate their commitment to a quality project and solid customer service. Finishes include wood stains, veneers, TSS, and painted finishes.
GREENFIELD Cabinetry is an American company in Indianapolis that carries both frameless and framed cabinets. We particularly like their paint finishes and their framed inset line.
BELLMONT Cabinets is an American company out of Belmont, Washington that builds frameless cabinets. We like their up-to-the-minute finish materials such as back-painted glass and high-gloss foils. They also have a value line that works well in commercial projects.