Design Process

 

Initial contact

Call us (or send an email) to make an appointment for a complementary first consultation. We like to talk to you about your new project in person. We either meet in our showroom to look at site drawings, sketches and ideas you might already have. Or if you don’t have drawings of the existing space, we come out to do an initial measure.

We will ask you a few questions about how you envisage your new space, like how is it going to look like? Will it be painted or a timber look or a combination of both? What appliances are you going to use?

We also discuss your budget right at the start, as there are endless options of benchtop and finish choices influencing the cost greatly. It is important to us to give you a realistic view on your budget and expectations.

A new kitchen or bathroom is a major investment of time and money, on your site and on ours too. For a modest outlay, our design service is a very good investment and will ensure you get the best results. The design fee typically ranges from NZD1700 to NZD 3000 including GST depending on the scope and complexity of your project and includes concept drawings and 3D visuals to communicate space planning and design ideas.

 

Concept and detailed design

We start out drawing layout options on the computer. Make recommendations on where to position workspaces and appliances, sometimes even suggest alterations to the layout of walls. Also, we start looking at possible materials and colours for your new space, following a first budget estimate including manufacturing and installation as designed. If you at this point decide not to go ahead with us and the design fee has been paid, the concept drawings are yours to keep.

Otherwise a 10% deposit to book a production space is required at this point. We keep refining the design and layout until the manufacturing process can start.

 

Manufacture

Once all drawings have been finalised, we start programming your cabinetry for computerised and precise cutting and we co-ordinate with the other trades involved to get plumbing and electrics in the right place in time for installation. Our experienced cabinetmakers, most with background in the superyacht industry will ensure the highest quality craftsmanship. Once all your joinery is built and set up in our factory, we invite you for a factory inspection prior to its disassembly for painting. The manufacturing process typically takes 6-8 weeks from sign-off to installation.

 

Installation

We install into rooms with finished walls, ceilings and floors. Clear access is required.

Our installers meet on site and unload your cabinetry straight into the room where it is being installed. Bench top and splashback templating takes place as soon as the cabinets are installed. Templated benchtops and splashbacks generally take around 2-4 weeks to be manufactured and installed. The splashback may require to be templated and installed once benches are installed. Once installed we may require an extra site visit to do final adjustments and to silicone all cabinetry to walls and floors.