Designing your kitchen, bathroom, home office, closet or laundry room is a process that involves creativity, vision and problem-solving skills. With more than 30 years of design experience, we are good problem solvers and understand what it takes to walk through the process with our clients. From consultation, to floor plans, to elevations and finishes, we take a thorough, complete approach to each design opportunity.
The truth is, renovating can be intricate and complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Not if you’re working with someone who listens to you, can help craft your vision, and ultimately can develop a space that is both visually appealing and extremely functional.
And that’s it. That’s what we do at Middleburg Millwork Kitchen and Bath Design Studio every day. Put simply: We’re a design firm that believes in creating inspiring, functional spaces.
Two ways to work with our Kitchen and Bath Design Studio
#1 You can provide a comprehensive list of cabinetry for a free price quote.
-List must be provided with proper cabinetry nomenclature-
#2 You can utilize our design services with our three step process for remodeling or new construction.
Three Step Process for Design Services
1. COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION
A discovery session led by one of our staff designers to understand your style, goals, and expectations of the project. This meeting includes preliminary material selections and a rough estimate to begin establishing your budget for the project. If necessary, we can also provide a list of contractors that we believe will be well suited for the renovation based on the scope of the remodel. We encourage you to come to our showroom where displays and samples will help you decide which style direction to pursue. This visit is particularly helpful in establishing a balance between a budget and a cabinet line price point. Often, we are given a basic plan which may not meet the design needs of our clients and may require some alterations. You may choose to price this basic design or revise the design, incorporating fresh ideas to better suit your needs.
2. DESIGN MEETINGS
Conducting job site inspections and taking field measurements or obtaining measurements from architect/contractor. Presenting initial designs, CAD drawings, estimates, and technical details of the project.
3. FINALIZE AND CONTRACT
Confirm details of the project and order materials. As each design is a custom order, it is necessary to require a 60% deposit at the signing of the contract. An additional 40% is required upon the delivery of the cabinetry to your home. Get ready to enjoy your new space!
Our Retainer Process
Good design requires an investment of time; both your time and your designer’s time. In order for your designer to invest that time, especially the conceptual drawing time, a retainer agreement is entered into at the end of the first or second meeting.
For comparison, an Architect typically charges 5% to 7% of the anticipated project costs for permit drawings and 7% to 10% of anticipated project costs for working drawings. An architect's drawings are his work product. An Architects fees are spent in exchange for the drawings and are not credited to the project in any way.
The Middleburg Millwork design retainer fees are considerably lower than Architect’s fees because our product is the remodel or materials only sale. Our fees are meant to give you and your designer the investment of time necessary to achieve good design. These fees shall
be credited in full against the final cost of the project.
Middleburg Millwork does not release concept elevations or floorplans. Nor do we allow pictures or copies to be made of our work. Retainer fees are not refundable.