Thursday, November 22, 2012

Getting the Most Out of Your Design Consultation

We're often asked how to best prepare for your first consultation with one of our on-site designers.  We've compiled some tips to help you get the most out of your visit!

-BRING IDEAS WITH YOU: collect magazine articles, photos and anything inspirational that you think suits your style.  There are lots of great resources on-line as well; try houzz!

-WISH LIST: write down a list of the most important items that you would like to see incorporated.  This can be anything from lots of counter-space to deep storage.  If you have images of these bring them too!  This gives us a great head start in knowing where your priorities lie.

-MATERIAL: Braam's is a completely custom company, so there are limitless combinations of materials.  We offer many different wood species, stain, paint and specialty finishes which you can combine to create a unique look.  There are also a variety of door styles to choose from > see our post here about the shaker profile (one of our most popular). 
Above all pay attention to the ideas that you've collected and think about what style you gravitate towards. 

-APPLIANCES: If you plan to keep your existing appliances, write down your current model numbers and their approximate dimensions.  If you plan on getting new ones, do a little research on the types of models out there.  The options are endless and all with different features.  The layout of your kitchen is dependent on what type and size you're looking for.

-MEASURE: Bring measurements of your current room you plan to re-model.  It's always helpful to note where windows, doors, stairs, vents, electrical outlets and light fixtures are.  

-BUDGET: This is one of the most important things to consider before coming in.  Braam's staff are willing to work within your budget and we can offer advice on how to achieve your dream kitchen relative to the things on your wish list. 

-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: You are welcome to drop in to one of our showrooms at any time!  However, if you make an appointment in advance we can ensure that a designer is able to set aside the time needed to address all of your questions and give you their undivided attention.  

Don't get overwhelmed! The further into the process we go the more specific we need to be.  Call your local showroom to set up an appointment with one of our on-site designers:

London Showroom: 
P:             519-432-6404       
75 Wellington Street, London, ON, N6B 2K4 

Oakville Showroom: 
P:             905-845-8138       
136 Church Street, Suite #1, Oakville, ON, L6J 1M9 

Birmingham Showroom: 
P:             248-646-3395       
114 South Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI, 48009

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