The Kitchen and Bathroom Design Process

A collaboration between designer and client for your kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling project

Once you know the budget, have made some decisions about cabinets, and we have visited your home for measurements, the design process begins. From our measurements,we create your new kitchen or bathroom in a virtual design from the cabinets selected. We suggest additional elements to highlight details as the design unfolds, like rails, moldings, extra cabinet storage systems, pull-out drawer systems and other new options that maximize your space and add beauty.

The design process must be collaborative. This is your kitchen or bathroom. You will use it every day. It is critical that you ask questions, provide your input and are confident in every decision. The more you lead the process with your ideas, the closer we get to your dream kitchen or dream bathroom.

Kitchen Cabinets come in a variety of styles and materials. Gone are the days of simple oak cabinets… take it or leave it…

Older oak kitchen cabinets have been replaced by kitchen cabinets made from traditional woods (like maple or cherry kitchen cabinets) and exotic woods like alder and bamboo. Technology has changed kitchen cabinets, here is how:

Color matters

A wide palette of stains exist for wood kitchen cabinets, from popular neutral tones to richer finishes of browns and reds. If stain is not for you, consider glazed or painted cabinet finishes. You are not limited to white kitchen cabinets or black kitchen cabinets (grey kitchen cabinets anyone?) - find a color you like or have one custom matched. The choice is yours!


All wood is different, even within the same species - expect unique characteristics and variations in appearance, from door to door. If that is not to your liking, consider painted or laminate kitchen cabinets.

Find your style

Do you like the idea of a traditional kitchen cabinet? Or perhaps a Contemporary or Modern kitchen design is more your style. Let’s determine your style and make the choices clear.

See our gallery of photos of the best kitchen cabinet wood species: Cherry Wood, Maple, Oak, Birch, Hickory and even laminated wood styles. This will get you started and we can always find additional wood species and special finishes (including painted finishes) that suit your style!