3 Things to Think About Before You Visit KRB Kitchen and Bath Design Center

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Reasons to work with a designer

Remodeling a kitchen and or bath can be an exciting process. One major benefit of working with a designer to remodel your home is being involved in each step of the design, from the layout to material selections, seeing all of the pieces come together is rewarding and gives you peace of mind. Taking the step and deciding to start a kitchen or bathroom remodel is a significant decision, but being involved in every step of the design process will keep you excited. Investing adequate time in planning and designing, choosing products and materials, and asking the right questions will give you confidence and make sure the new space will meet your expectations.

Have a list of questions in mind before visiting a kitchen and bath showroom and speaking with a designer and/or interviewing a kitchen and bath remodeling expert. When you initially meet with a designer it’s important to feel comfortable and have a strong relationship. This will help you feel confident throughout the design process and help ensure that you are on the same page when it comes to the vision for your kitchen or bathroom.

Be prepared to discuss your budget

One question we are often asked about is how much will a kitchen or bath remodel cost.  Great question!  The cost varies and will depend on the changes you wish to make, layout changes, material choices, and . We work with many different product lines that can work within a range of budgets. The important thing for you to decide is what you are willing to invest in your home.  Our designers prioritize your goals and vision for the project, you’ll discuss the style, layout, and materials that you wish to use. They can adjust and make alternate selections based on that budget.

Your budget does not have to be set before visiting our showroom. We always encourage customers to come in and speak with us, we are happy to answer any questions you may have and educate you more about the costs of a kitchen and bathroom remodel. It’s important to keep in mind that you should come prepared and willing to discuss the budget you have in mind during your initial consultation.

When Meeting with a Designer, Bring Your Ideas and Questions

Here are some frequently asked remodeling questions we receive from clients:

How is working with KRB different than other remodeling companies?

Our proven process keeps you informed and involved throughout the entire project. Choosing KRB to complete your remodel means that you will have peace of mind. Complete project management is our specialty. From design concepts to material selections, and installation, when you partner with us you are family and we ensure that your renovation experience is enjoyable.

Does your kitchen and bath design process help me stay within my remodeling budget?

Yes, we design with your budget in mind, and our designers will make layout suggestions, and material selections based on the budget you establish.

After we agree on a price and I sign a contract can my final price change?

At KRB we work with real numbers, meaning the price of your remodel at contract signing is the final price, including all costs.

What’s the difference between an estimate and a fixed price?

An estimate is often a budget range that may or may not take into consideration items such as the full design materials, and installation. For this reason, a fixed price will give you a more realistic and accurate price of where your project will fall this includes, the full design, including labor costs, and material selections.

I see you offer a Project Development Agreement, not a design agreement.  What’s the difference?

A Project Develop Agreement is a contract that states you have chosen to partner with KRB for your remodel. When you sign a PDA, we require a 10% deposit, which is put towards the final cost of your project. A contract signing is the next step in our process that takes place after the design is finalized. The contract includes the final design including the layout, all design selections, and the final cost of the project.

Will my designer help me choose other design details including the fixtures, paint colors, and other material selections?

Your designer will be your partner in selecting all the materials for your kitchen or bathroom remodel. Their expertise will be invaluable in choosing fixtures that perfectly complement your space. From light fixtures and faucets to hardware and other design elements, they’ll help you create a cohesive and beautiful look.

Do you offer design as a standalone service?

We do not offer design as an exclusive service. However, we do offer a retail sale option which includes full design, and all material selections. A retail sale does not include installation from our team, which means you are responsible for hiring a contractor to complete the installation.

Is there a project coordinator assigned to my project?

Before your project starts you will be assigned a Lead Carpenter. They’ll be your go-to person throughout the remodel, available on-site each day. Don’t hesitate to ask them any questions you have – they’re there to keep you informed and address any concerns. They’ll also update you on any developments related to your project, ensuring you stay in the loop.

Learn more about why KRB may be the right choice for your remodel.

Visit our blog: Five Benefits of Partnering with KRB

Now that you have learned more about our design process, it’s time to talk with us about your kitchen or bathroom remodel!

If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, or other spaces in your home get in touch with us to discuss your remodel. We invite you to browse through our portfolio and visit our kitchen and bathroom showroom located on scenic Route 33 in Stratham, NH. Experience the newest kitchen and bath trends in our state-of-the-art displays and while you’re here book your initial design consultation. We look forward to speaking with you and learning more about your home remodel projects.

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