Where Do I Start?
Adding new cabinetry is not only exciting, it's a great way to express yourself and add value to your home. Our website is an excellent place to start your design process. Here you'll find photos of kitchens and other rooms, pictures of all our door styles, wood species characteristics, planning aids and much more.
Planning & Design
Designing cabinetry for your home will take some careful planning. A cabinetry design specialist will walk you through the process and provide you with costs and a timetable for completion.
Our Planning Guide PDF is an 8-page document with color photos and brief product descriptions that you may find useful. It includes space for appliance information and some helpful advice about your upcoming project.
While you are browsing our site, you may find certain styles, colors and features that you are drawn to. Our "wish list" PDF is a great place to record those selections, and will help your designer learn more about the features that are important to you. Pages pulled from magazines and photos of projects you like are also a great way to show us what you're after. Planning a closet? See "Closet Design" below...
The primary challenge in designing a new kitchen is to create a room that maximizes function and available space. To do that, accurate measurements are critical. We will take complete measurements before we finalize your design, but it is very helpful to have a rough idea of the layout of the room. You can use our grid PDF to provide the following dimensions of your existing kitchen:
- Wall locations, lengths and height to ceiling.
- Location of doors and windows. Be sure to measure from the floor to the bottom of the windowsill, the entire window, and from the top of the window to the ceiling.
- Location of drains, water supply, gas lines, electrical outlets and switches.
- Location and size of your sink and size, description and placement of appliances.
Determine a realistic budget that works for you. Some hidden factors that may affect your budget include:
- Is this a remodel or new construction?
- Do you need to move any walls or are you happy with the existing space?
- Do you need to move, replace or add any windows or doors?
- Are the existing appliances being replaced?
- Are the sink and stove locations OK or will plumbing and gas lines need to be moved?
- Is the existing electrical wiring up to code or will it need to be modified?
- Is the floor in good shape or will it need to be repaired or replaced?
There are a multitude of finish options that will affect your budget as well, such as lighting, countertops, appliances, wall or window treatments, backsplash material, hardware, faucets and more.
Planning a closet is a little bit different than designing a kitchen or media room. Our Closets Plus designer will need to know what - and how much - is in your closet. You can download and fill out our Closet Inventory (PDF) to help you both get started.
While our designer will come to your home to get an idea of your space and take final measurements, you may want to sketch out some ideas of your own - just download the Planning Grid PDF.
On installation day, there are a few things you can do to make the install go quickly and smoothly - our Prep for Install PDF has all the information you need. (Courtesy of Canyon Creek)