To help you prepare to renovate your kitchen, reduce your anxiety and familiarize yourself with a kitchen makeover process, RIKB typically uses a five-step approach to any kitchen remodel. You’ll quickly realize that we’re obsessed with every detail.
Step 1 is the initial meeting in our Design Center. Our expert design consultants want to get to know you, what you like, what you want and what you need. We want to understand your lifestyle, the number of family members who use the kitchen and to what degree, how much you cook and entertain, your appliance preferences, shopping habits, storage needs, timelines, investment and budget. We’ll review our process, tell you about our experience, the services we provide and what we do to make a remodel less stressful and more enjoyable. At this time, we’ll also schedule an at-home visit to measure, photograph and review conceptual ideas.
Step 2 is a visit to your home. We’ll start by measuring the space and reviewing your décor to help assure that the recommended style and materials will blend with the architectural details of your home. We’ll review your storage preferences and the types of appliances you need. This is a critical step because we can’t design space unless we know the size of the appliances you want. At this point we will discuss design concepts with you and establish a working budget.
Step 3 is a meeting in the Design Center. Here, we’ll present you with design concepts and review the scope of work we created based on the space, needs, desires and budgets discussed. We’ll work with you to adjust the scope based upon your needs. Our Project Development Agreement will outline selected concepts and budget, so you can move forward with design and product selections. We’ll present cabinet quality that matches your budget, storage features, countertop, lighting, molding details and hardware options. After you make your selections, we will discuss revisions that may be necessary based on the options you choose.
Step 4 is a meeting to review the design revisions and confirm details. We will go over a revised time line for when cabinets need to be ordered, the length of time for demolition and installation. Your concepts are transformed into detailed plans as we guide you through the myriad of product choices to truly customize your space. Explore everything from cabinetry, and countertops, to plumbing fixtures, flooring, lighting, accessories and more. Construction documents are finalized and then the fun begins!
Step 5 is building your new kitchen. At our Pre-Construction Meeting, you’ll be introduced to your professional installation team. We’ll review every detail with you so we’re all on the same page. All materials are ordered, received and inspected at our facility and then our team is ready to install! We will confirm the lead times involved, communicate to you adjustments to the construction timeline if any, and maintain a constant line of communication during installation to ensure that work is progressing smoothly and you are receiving the quality you expect and deserve.
We are confident that you’ll love our process almost as much as your new kitchen. If you have questions or would like additional information, please call us at 401-463-1550 or visit our Design Center 139 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI 02888.