Getting Started

Getting Started with Morris Black Designs

Planning to update your home? Kitchen and 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 any other remodeling project. Overall, that’s why smart homeowners choose to work with professional kitchen and bath designers and a reputable, established firm likely to be in business for years after you complete the project. Morris Black is proud of our team of highly-experienced professionals. There are many benefits to working with a professional designer and it is important to pick the perfect partner for your kitchen and bath remodeling project.

Why It Pays to Work with a Professional Designer

When you are ready to work with Morris Black Designs, there are a couple ways to get started:


Initial Showroom Consultation

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First, whether you call, email, or walk-in to the showroom to browse, the process really begins with an 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 then will guide you through our displays, educate you on our product offerings, and learn about your likes and dislikes. We’ll also 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 applies to the purchase price of your project.

Home Visit

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Next, 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.

Design Phase

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Then the designer will develop a floor plan, along with cost estimates based on your design style preferences, your “wish list,” and your budget. Additionally, our Associate Designer will create a set of interpretive drawings (elevations, color-rendered 3-D perspectives, etc.). A combination of CAD or hand drawings may be prepared to further illustrate and clarify the spaces.

Design Presentation/Product Selections

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Then, we will bring you 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 necessary, we will make changes 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.

Construction Phase

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Once you approve the plans and all product and finish selections, our Production Coordinator takes responsibility for your project. Then the we order the materials, and schedule our installers, 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.

Final Inspection

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At completion, you and your designer will conduct a final inspection together, to make sure everything is to your (and our) satisfaction. We will also present you with a Project Book, which contains all of your warranties, How-To Manuals, and your final design plans and product selections.


Finally, once the remodeling project 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. Check out our Houzz for inspiration!