Finding the Kitchen or Bath Design Firm with the Greatest Value

Posted May 26, 2010 by Roomscapes, Inc.
Categories: bathroom design, bathroom remodeling, Kitchen and Bath Design, kitchen and bath design firm, Kitchen and Bath Remodeling, kitchen and bath remodeling company, kitchen and bath showroom, Kitchen Design, kitchen remodeling, Uncategorized

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Roomscapes Kitchen Design

With so many decisions to make before beginning a remodeling project, such as — design, products, installation —where does one begin?   First, find the best firm to work with.  Roomscapes offers these seven selection criteria to guide you.

  1. Appearance of Showroom.  When you walk in the door, note the showroom’s appearance.  Expect similar results in your home.
  2. Educational Approach.  Today’s consumers need information to make informed decisions.  Avoid firms that speak before listening.  Look for one with a prominent information center.
  3. Quality Products, Special Values.  Many products come in quality grades, from Ready-To-Assemble to Luxury.  Look for variety and value.
  4. Highly Trained Personnel.  Perhaps the most important factor.  Look for designers who have been with the same firm, have solid credentials, and are committed to education. 
  5. Documentation.  3 important documents:  1.) Floor plan and Elevations, 2.) Specifications of Products and Services, and 3.) an agreement detailing terms and conditions.  Comprehensive documentation reduces unforeseen costs.
  6. Specialized Services.  A firm with specialized services delivers the attention to detail necessary for a smooth remodel.  Look for a firm who can offer a complete turn-key approach to your project.
  7. Business Integrity.  Think peace of mind.  A solid reputation, warranty, and client endorsements indicate quality.  Be sure to ask for references, and take a few moments to check them out.

 Contact the pros at Roomscapes, and discover the difference!


The Backyard is the Perfect Destination

Posted April 11, 2010 by Roomscapes, Inc.
Categories: Kitchen and Bath Design, Kitchen and Bath Remodeling, Kitchen Design, kitchen remodeling, Outdoor Kitchen Design

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Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor Kitchen

In recent years, homeowners have begun to embrace the latest trend in outdoor dining, the outdoor kitchen.  A worthwhile investment that adds tremendous value to a home, the concept ranges from a freestanding grill with prep station to the elaborate stone island with built-in grill, fridge, sink, wine cooler, and cabinetry.

Let’s take a look at some of the things to consider when planning an outdoor kitchen from scratch.

First and foremost, consider how you plan to use the space.  This will determine a lot in terms of budget and design.

Secondly, think location.  Keep it near the house.  An existing patio is a great foundation, while a deck may require additional supports.

Next, design the setup.  The grill is the centerpiece.  Building it into an island is a great way to obtain a seamless look that maximizes space (and value).

Finally, light your tiki torches and get ready to dine in style… right in your own backyard!