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Most builders and contractors are not experienced in kitchen and bath design, and I am usually contracted either by the end user or the builder to design the spaces that require custom cabinetry.

Margo Does New Builds

These areas are usually the kitchen, bathrooms, closets, entertainment centers, butler’s pantries, key drops, laundry rooms, home offices, and outside patio kitchens.

In the planning stages, recommendations can by made to fine-tune the layouts to accommodate the cabinet layout and various design elements such as custom hoods and gourmet islands.

Plumbing and electrical locations may need to be adjusted to fit selected appliances and prep sinks, and reflected ceiling plans may need to be reconfigured to mirror island locations and soffits.

There are many factors that need to be considered in the overall plan and establishing the cabinet layout is the priority.

Once the layout is finalized, a proposal for cabinetry can be submitted within the budget parameters of the project:

  • Pricing is determined by wood species, door style and finishes
  • Standard wood species with no upcharge in pricing is typically alder, oak and hickory
  • Wood upcharges may include maple, cherry and walnut
  • Door style pricing may range from a standard Shaker style to a more expensive applied moulding version
  • The glazed finishes on stains and painted finishes with multiple distressings are more expensive than the standard one-step stain finish
  • Custom crown and bottom mouldings, corbels, turnings, onlays or specialty cabinetry can add to the final cost
  • Working closely with the builder/contractor will minimize design errors and problems.

Final drawings to scale are generated for the sub contractors and check measures at framing before ordering the cabinetry will facilitate a clean install.



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