Don’t let distance, work schedules or self isolation stop you from getting your budgets for your kitchen or bathroom renovation you have been needing. Genesis Kitchens & Design can help you with your upcoming project from the comfort of your home with the magic of zoom!
If you aren’t comfortable having us come to you:
Send us a floor plan of your kitchen. You don’t need a degree in design to draw a rough floor plan for us to work off of to get you a budget. Genesis Designers are here to guide you through the process.
Tools you will need:
- Your favourite tape measure
- A pencil & eraser
- Note pad or graph paper is very useful
- A small step ladder – to measure high places
- A camera to take photos to send with your floor plan
Step 1: Make sure the countertops are free and clear for you to measure.
Step 2: Choose a corner in your kitchen for your starting point (it is easiest to go clockwise to not forget anything). Measure all the walls touching your countertops and any other connecting walls.
* Tip: Always measure at the back wall, not the front edge of the counters. The yellow highlights show where you need to measure:
Step 3: Measure the width and the height of any doors or windows. For windows make sure to measure high they are up from the floor or countertop.
Step 4: Measure where your current appliances and plumbing are located. For example, if you have a gas line for your gas stove, where the venting is for your hoodfan and where your plumbing comes out for your sink. If you are planning to keep your appliances please include their dimensions or product numbers as well.
Step 5: You are done! It should look similar to the photo below.
* Tip: Send along photos of your existing space. This is helpful to us to refer back to as we are designing your new space.
Measuring a bathroom is similar to measuring a kitchen, but it is very important to measure where your existing plumbing is located – your toilet and sink.
In the good old days when we could come to your home we would take all of the above information ourselves and do a needs analysis where we ask you a lot of questions about how you use your space, lifestyle questions and so on. Now we can do this virtually by meeting through zoom. We will ask you to walk us through your space and ask you the same questions! This way if there is anything in your space that piques our interest, we can address this in a live chat.
We will invite you to the presentation meeting through a zoom invitation. This is where all the decision makers and the designer go through the floor plans and colour palette using share screen so we can walk you through your new design of your kitchen. We can show you a perspective and discuss your kitchen at the same time, as we would at our showroom. We can even show you a style board!
Please give us your feedback so that we can work together to make any adjustments, at Genesis Kitchens & Design we offer up to one revision to the design.
Here is what you can expect to see when you are looking at a presentation with your designer:
The Next Steps:
Once you come to the decision to open up a file with Genesis Kitchens, we have the ability to have you sign all the pertinent forms and take payment through DocuSign and ETransfers so that we can keep your renovation dreams moving along!
Complimentary consultation is available for full kitchen renovations between business hours of 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday. Evenings, weekends, and all other project consults and in home measures will be billed at our hourly rate of $125.
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