Grandior offers a free in-store initial design consultation. We work with all budgets, and our team oversees every aspect of your design project to ensure exceptional designs. We also offer other interior design services such as space planning, custom furniture, window treatments, color design, and lighting design. If you are an architect, builder, contractor, or interior designer, see our To The Trade Program.
Every design begins with a vision – with a sense of the possibilities. At Grandior, we work with you to explore these possibilities to create a space that is the perfect blend of function, style and beauty.
Three overarching ideals motivate our entire process:
1) Commitment to uncompromising design.
2) Commitment to excellent quality.
3) Commitment to your satisfaction.
COLLECTING YOUR IDEAS
Collect photos and articles of design ideas that you like from magazines or catalogs – anything from the smallest design details to entire rooms. Include magazine pictures, paint colors or any other material that inspires you. Collect and save these in one file so it’s always handy.
For renovation, if possible take a photo or draw a rough sketch of your existing floor plan. If building a new home, get a copy of the floor plans from the builder.
SHARING YOUR IDEAS
When we meet, we will have one primary goal: To get to know you. Before we ever set pencil to paper, we need to understand you: How you live, how you cook, how you entertain, etc. In the middle of all this, you are getting to know us too.
Establishing a budget is critical as the amount you wish to spend will determine how big the project becomes. Budget is determined by how much renovation work is required and how much cabinetry, appliances, accessories and etc. are needed. Once we know a little bit about you, we will set about understanding your home. How does the space plan succeed or fail now? How can it be improved? What are our limitations?
Next, we take some measurements and explore a few ideas on paper. It will take a few days to prepare a preliminary design and budget for your review. At this point nothing is set in stone, but we have some basic information to work from. You can expect to see a preliminary floor plan, along with some elevation drawings and 3D rending. We may also suggest cabinetry styles and finishes for you to take a look at. Along with these, a preliminary budget will be ready for your review. Now, having had a little time to get to know each other, and understanding our vision for your project and the related costs, you should have all you need to make an informed decision.
By this time, we will have invested considerable time and effort in the design process, and you will have a good understanding of our people, products, and services. We want you to explore all your available options, and be able to move forward with us in total confidence.
CREATING YOUR UNIQUE DESIGN
We will work as long as it takes to perfect the design. (You heard that right!) We will select a cabinet manufacturer, and develop door and finish samples specific to your project. We will also select appliances, counter tops, back splashes, flooring, plumbing fixtures, hardware, lighting fixtures etc. Once we have the project styles, colors, and materials selected, we will produce a photo realistic rendering of the project. This gives our customers the best available peak into the future, and allows us to make any final adjustments to the design.
It’s during this design phase that we will be interacting with the other professionals who may be involved in your project. Your General Contractor, Architect, and Builder will all be involved and working hard to ensure that you receive the best each of us has to offer. If you need a referral to any of these professionals, we will be pleased to make a recommendation based on the scale of your project and the availability of the professionals we work with.
Once the design is complete, we will draw up a purchase agreement and process the order for your project. Shortly after processing the order, we will receive delivery dates from the manufacturers. In our experience, these dates are relatively accurate, and they allow us to establish a “critical path” for the progress of the job. The lead time from our cabinet manufacturers is anywhere from three to eight weeks from date of confirmed order. We will coordinate and schedule your cabinet delivery with you in advance of arriving in our warehouse.
All appliances, plumbing fixtures, flooring, tile etc. will be pre-ordered for the job so that you are not waiting unnecessarily for deliveries. This is why we work with you so thoroughly through the design and selection process. We can only order the items you have selected. If we are waiting on a selection, the job could be held up at some point down the road.
During the construction process, the project is handed over to a general contractor, but we won’t disappear! We remain available to you for questions and detailing throughout the process. We do recommend that your cabinetry be installed by one of our preferred installation contractors. Proper installation of our product requires some familiarity with our systems and techniques to ensure the best possible finished product. We can refer you to an experienced general contractor for that extra peace of mind. Our referral service will put you in touch with a professional contractor that has installed literally dozens of Grandior projects.
If you have questions about our process or any specific concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll find it. We believe that success always relies upon relationship and trust. We look forward to getting to know you!
Please Contact us to discuss your project in further detail. We look forward to hearing from you!
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