FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

You may have more questions than answers now that you’re planning your kitchen remodel. We know that a remodeling project requires you to make dozens of small and big decisions. To make the process as pain-free as possible, we’ve provided answers to some of questions our clients frequently ask us.

As your local experts in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, our team is here to provide the support, information, and guidance you need. All it takes is a quick phone call to our showroom. You can reach us at 410-415-1451.

 

Why should I choose Grandior Kitchens & Baths to do my project?

We believe your home should enhance your lifestyle and give you the most possible for your budget, and that is why we are dedicated to creating meaningful spaces and exceptional designs and focused to making each project reflect the unique hopes and dreams of its owner.

We’re not only committed to producing exceptional designs, we’re obsessed with ensuring that each and every customer receives the personal attention and support they deserve.

The Grandior difference:

  • Educated interior design professionals
  • Quality you wont find just anywhere
  • Exceptional design services
  • Special savings and financing offers
  • Hand-crafted products from North American manufacturers
  • Full Service Interior Design Firm, so you can rest assure all your design needs are fulfilled.
  • Using design Psychology (practice of architecture, planning and interior design in which psychology is the principle design tool) to ensure a better final design.

How much will it cost to remodel our kitchen?

Kitchens are like most anything else that you purchase: the costs are entirely dependent on the price of the materials chosen and the complexity of the job. An industry rule of thumb is to consider 10-20% of the house’s market value when estimating a kitchen remodel. It is good to keep in mind that a remodeled kitchen is an investment that will increase the value of your home. We offer cabinetry at many different price levels to fit your budget and give you the best design within that budget.

 

Can i buy just cabinets from you?

Yes, you can purchase the cabinets only if you prefer. We can design the project, confirm the measurements, and provide a supportive role for you and your contractor throughout your project.

 

How much do cabinets cost?

We have the largest cabinet selection in the area to provide something for every style and budget. Prices range greatly depending on wood and finish selection, the amount of customization and the size of your kitchen.

 

When should I start talking to a Kitchen Designer?

It is never too early to start the design process if you are considering a project for any area of your home. Allowing enough time to examine all of the possibilities for the space enables you to thoroughly explore all of your options to arrive at the best design possible.

Can Grandior complete my project from start to finish?

Grandior Kitchens and Baths can provide a variety of resources for your project and can assist you with expert references for services outside of our standard offering.

 

Can Grandior work with my contractor and other trades to coordinate and communicate technical details?

Yes, our designers are very experienced in this industry and are comfortable going over every necessary detail with all of those involved in your project.

 

Are the designers experienced in a variety of styles?

From contemporary to old world and everything in between, we design to suit any taste. Please visit the gallery section of our website to see examples of our creative and diverse design capabilities.

 

How do your prices compare to other local companies?

Grandior Kitchens and Baths will be competitive with any company based on comparable cabinet lines, finishes and designs. Many times our clients are pleasantly surprised that they can get the one on one service we provide at a price that compares to “discount” vendors. The greatest value to you will be our superior design and customer service.

 

Why do you need to know what my budget is?

Determining a budget helps your designer guide you to the right cabinet line. Our large selection of cabinetry can suit any price range. Establishing a budget is something we can assist you with.

 

How long will it take to remodel our kitchen?

A small job will take less time to complete; larger or more complex jobs take more time. There are three phases to the complete project. Phase One is The Design Phase. We are capable of moving very quickly through the Design Phase. In some cases, clients will take from several weeks to several months to make final decisions on the style and the finish of their cabinetry. In addition to the cabinet choices, decisions on countertops, appliances, back splashes, and flooring also need to be made. Once those decisions have been made, we can order the cabinets and phase two begins.

Phase Two: Cabinetry Lead Time. Lead time varies from manufacturer to manufacturer but typically takes approximately 6-12 weeks to be delivered. Lead time on other products like plumbing, lighting, hardware, and countertop depends on the manufacturer and finishes and we can let you know ahead once the selections have been made.

Phase Three: Job Completion Stage. From the start of the demolition, through renovation, to a fully working kitchen is typically 3-4 weeks. Times will vary based on the complexity of the job, and your designer will be able to give you a more specific time frame based on your job requirements.

A full master bathroom remodel typically takes 2-4 weeks based on the size and details of the project.

 

Are your services limited to kitchens and baths?

NO, absolutely not! We are often commissioned to design and provide cabinetry for all the rooms in your home. Visit our “beyond kitchen & bath” gallery and see some of our projects. We often design Entertainment Centers, Libraries, Closets, Wet Bars, Wine Cellars, Bars, Laundry Rooms, Mud Rooms, home offices, Garages, Basements, Outdoor Kitchens and more.

 

Does Grandior handle the entire project, or do I find other contractors for the flooring, lighting and décor?

Our job is to handle the whole design process and oversee the installation from start to finish. Grandior is a full-service interior design firm capable of handling all your design needs.

NOTE: We can either design the space for you and deliver cabinetry only or we can take care of the entire full-scale design including cabinetry, counters, appliances, flooring, windows, doors, plumbing, electric, etc. Our designers will oversee every detail in order to deliver everything on time and on budget while maintaining our company’s high standards and impressive reputation for client satisfaction. We will always strive to give you the most value for your budgeted dollars, never cutting corners on design or quality.

 

If I have a small budget, will you do my kitchen?

Yes, of course. We carry a full line of products that can meet most budgets. Our creative design team can really help you stretch your dollar. What we don’t do and won’t do is “cut corners.” We believe that to be the “Best Price” it always must be a “Complete Price” and meet the client’s objectives with products, design, and service that will never “disappoint.” If you have a smaller budget, it is even more important for you to put your investment in the trustworthy hands of our professionals. Grandior provides you with far more ideas, more inspiration, more attention to detail, more service, and more quality options for your budget. Stop in for a free in-store consultation.

 

What’s the difference between working with an Interior Architect vs. a kitchen & Bath Designer?

We believe your home should enhance your lifestyle and give you the most possible for your budget, and that is why we are dedicated to creating meaningful spaces and exceptional designs and focused to making each project reflect the unique hopes and dreams of its owner. We’re not only committed to producing exceptional designs, we’re obsessed with ensuring that each and every customer receives the personal attention and support they deserve.

Our personalized approach sets us apart from the competition, since we look at every project from an architectural, planning and interior design perspective. This unique combination will ultimately result in your total satisfaction, since no part of your overall project will be overlooked.

The Grandior difference:

  • Educated interior design professionals
  • Quality you wont find just anywhere
  • Exceptional design services
  • Special savings and financing offers
  • Hand-crafted products from North American manufacturers
  • Full Service Interior Design Firm, so you can rest assure all your design needs are fulfilled.
  • Using design Psychology (practice of architecture, planning and interior design in which psychology is the principle design tool) to ensure a better final design.

What brands of cabinets do you offer?

We carry the largest cabinet selection in Maryland. A wide range of stock, semi-custom, and custom cabinetry in a variety of styles and price levels.  Please visit our products page to see some of the cabinetry brands we offer.

What is a design retainer, and why should I pay you for this service?

Grandior offers a free in-store initial design consultation for an exceptional experience for our clients. 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.

A design retainer works to ‘reserve’ our services, assuring your priority and quality. The design fee is ultimately applied to the total cost of your cabinetry purchase. The advantage to you in paying a design fee is that not only are a set of plans generated, but you are also hiring an expert design professional that will spend the time needed to educate you and give you all of the tools necessary for a successful design process. The details of the design retainer will be discussed in the preliminary consultation phase.

Can I keep the design plans?

Throughout the design process, you will be provided with various drawings of your kitchen, which include detailed floor plans, perspective drawings, and elevations. All plans will be released upon signing your contract. If you would like plans to be released during the design process, then you have the option of paying a design fee which will be deducted from your cabinetry purchase. All design retainers are credited to the cost of your cabinet purchase.

Can I get a ball-park price when I visit your showroom before paying a design retainer?

Yes. If you are remodeling an existing space or building a new home, Grandior Kitchens & Baths welcomes you to our showroom. Upon your visit you will have an opportunity to see in person all of the cabinet lines and also meet our experienced staff. In regards to new construction, it is helpful to bring in your plans. If you are remodeling, bring in your room’s measurements and we can give you a rough idea what to expect. Read our blog post, “5 Tips to Get the Most Mileage From Your Free Kitchen Design Consultation.”

 

How long have you been in business?

Established in 2009, Grandior is a boutique kitchen and bath interior design showroom that offers homeowners and trade professionals a trusted partner in the great craft of home-building and remodeling and continues its reputation as the finest kitchen and bath design firm in the region.  Being in the building industry for over 9 years, Daniel believes that hard work, done with honesty and pride, at a fair price, using quality products and going the extra mile to please our clients is the only way to do business.  Our trusted team of kitchen and bath professionals make it a priority to uphold those principals. Through the years, Grandior Kitchens and Baths has been highly regarded by home builders, remodelers, interior designers, landscape architects and other industry professionals, but what we value most is the relationships we have built with our clients and the confidence that they have in our ability to deliver on each and every project.

Grandior Kitchens & Baths is a family-owned business with a team of wonderful, dedicated professionals, and we’re very proud to be the No. 1 Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Showroom in Maryland doing what we love to do! Our firm has won several “Best of houzz” awards, with 90 percent of our sales from client referrals, which is a real testimony to our commitment to performance. We pride ourselves on our unsurpassed reputation for client satisfaction and have been serving homeowners, remodelers, architects, interior designers, and builders in Baltimore & Washington DC metropolitan area.

Do you provide cabinetry outside Maryland?

Yes, if you wish to order cabinetry for delivery only, we can ship throughout the United States. Depending on your location, we can offer you several brands available for shipping. Grandior has recently designed and shipped kitchens to New York, California, Florida, and Pennsylvania.

 

Do you have references I can call?

Absolutely, we are proud that 90 percent of our business is from repeat and referred clients. We will be happy to provide you with names and references in your area. Click here for client testimonials.

Do you have any samples of your work?

Photos of our work can be found on the Gallery page of our website. Here you will see our kitchens, baths, other rooms, design details, and videos. You can also see our work on our Facebook Page.

 

What is your return policy?

All our products are special ordered for you, and therefore are not returnable.

 

Do you Install Cabinets?

We are not a contracting company, therefore, we do not install cabinets. However, we can refer you to expert contractors/carpenters near you who are eager to handle your installation.

 

Do you deliver?

Yes, we can ship and/or deliver most of our product to any of the 50 state in United States.

 

Do you offer special pricing for contractors or builders?

Yes, we do offer special pricing to the trade professional. Please visit our To The Trade page for more details.

 

What if I have an interior designer I am working with, and I want you to design the cabinetry?

Grandior continually attracts notable architects, interior designers, builders, and contractors in the Baltimore and metro areas. Our designers are uniquely qualified to work with your designer, creating a truly collaborative effort in which each party brings their specific area of expertise to a project, the best scenario is when allied professionals work together as a team.

 

What if I just need a second opinion? Do you give advice only?

We would be happy to give you unbiased personal design advice, a second opinion, or even help with a DIY project. You can sign up for an hourly in-store consultation with a high-end kitchen and bath designer experienced with all budgets. Design consult pricing: Hourly $200, and flat rate pricing. In-store initial consultation is always FREE. Request in-store consult via our contact form.

 

 

 

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