Your Interview

  • Define project scope
  • Share dreams
  • Assess needs and wants
  • Discuss likes and dislikes
  • Review and analyze investment
  • Determine timing, challenges and preparation
  • Determine best way and with whom to communicate
  • Explore potential design solutions
  • Introduce design retainer
  • Assign homework to client and designer
  • Plan for life without a kitchen (or bath)

Your Journey

  • Client and designer turn in homework
  • Sketch and present preliminary design solution(s)
  • Sign design retainer
  • Prepare and present detailed plans
  • Revise, fine-tune and tweak design
  • Compare project cost to planned investment
  • Perform value engineering as needed
  • Complete and approve final design plans
  • Finalize selections: cabinets, countertop, hardware and appliances
  • Sign contract, release plans to client and collect down payment

Your Dream

  • Verify field dimensions
  • Order materials and establish timelines
  • Initiate deconstruction: Dust flies and expectations rise
  • Begin construction: Designer visits jobsite and maintains ongoing communication with designated contact person, installation crew and other contractors
  • Designer continues jobsite visits to facilitate smooth design fulfillment
  • Deliver Caruso Kitchen Boxes and install yard sign
  • Collect second payment
  • Install cabinetry
  • Measure countertop (allow 2-3 weeks for finished countertop)
  • Install countertop
  • Inspect full installation with your designer and generate punch list
  • Complete punch list items
  • Conduct final inspection
  • Move in and enjoy!
  • Designer requests referrals and introductions to potential clients

*Please Note: Many of the items above may not apply to your project. Not all work above is performed by Caruso Kitchens and may refer to subcontractors. Each job is different and each job may have different timelines.