Planning Your Kitchen or Bath Project
Kitchen or bath remodeling projects can range from upgrades to elaborate transformations, and the process can be overwhelming; even quite stressful. The many product choices and design options make kitchen and bath projects more complicated than other remodeling projects. That’s why smart homeowners choose to work with a professional kitchen and bath designer and a reputable, established firm likely to be in business for years after you complete the project.
The Morris Black Design Process
Morris Black is proud of our team of highly-experienced professionals. Here’s how we’ll work with you:
1Initial Showroom Consultation: Whether you call, email, or walk-in to the showroom to browse, the process really gets started with a scheduled appointment for a showroom consultation. At this meeting with a Designer, bring your ideas and any list of your wants and needs; and allow enough time for your designer to get to know you and your project. Your designer will guide you through our displays, educating you on our product offerings, and learn about your likes and dislikes. We’ll discuss your potential budget and explain how the entire process will work. If you are ready to proceed to the next step, you may be asked for a design fee, which will be applied to the purchase price of your project.
2Home Visit: The designer will meet with you in your home to evaluate the space, take detailed measurements, and address your functional and aesthetic goals, including any special needs or considerations.
3Design Phase: The designer will then develop a detailed floor plan, along with cost estimates based on your design style preferences, your “wish list,” and your budget. Our Associate Designer will create a set of interpretive drawings (elevations, color-rendered 3-D perspectives, etc.). A combination of AutoCAD or hand drawings may be prepared to further illustrate and clarify the spaces.
4Design Presentation / Product Selections: You will be invited back to the showroom to view the plans and cost estimates and to make product and color selections, including cabinets, countertops, appliances, and hardware. If needed, changes will be made and the final design and investment amount presented at a follow-up meeting. Your designer will also facilitate visits to our other trade partners to select related materials, such as tile, flooring, granite, lighting, plumbing fixtures, etc.
5Construction Phase: Once you have approved the plans and all product and finish selections, our Production Coordinator takes responsibility for your project. The materials are ordered, and our installers are scheduled, along with any subcontractors (plumbers, electricians, tile contractors, etc.) who may be working on your project. All deliveries and installation dates will be carefully coordinated—in advance– with you. Morris Black employs expert craftsmen who are the best in the business. They will work closely with your designer, paying careful attention to every detail.
6Final Inspection: At completion, you and your designer will conduct a final inspection together, to make sure everything is to your (and our) satisfaction. We will present you with a Project Book, which contains all of your warranties, How-To Manuals, and your final design plans and product selections.
Once the job is completed, warranty and service issues are handled by our Production Coordinator. If required, she will schedule a service technician to visit your home at your convenience; our workmanship is warranted for a full year and includes an 11-month “check-up call” to make sure you are as satisfied months later as you were at the final inspection.