Custom-crafted Wood-Mode cabinetry is so much more than a product. It’s a complete experience. One that begins here, as you learn the story of Wood-Mode and browse our portfolio of inspiring designs, and continues through a lifetime of loving your fine custom cabinetry. It’s also a partnership between you, Wood-Mode, and our trusted designers in showrooms across the country. Every great designer is first and foremost a great listener. Watch your dreams take shape when you meet with a Wood-Mode designer to share your hopes and your vision for your new room.
Consultation—During our first meeting we will discuss the scope of your project, your goals and your budget. I will collect a wide range of information on your project and business, and we will discuss your brand image, target market, how each space is used, and your visions for the space. We also will obtain the most up-to-date set of architectural plans for your space from you. All decision-makers need to be at this meeting and you can expect it to last one to three hours. Site Measure and Photography—This on- site meeting generally occurs within two weeks after the letter of agreement and retainer is received. We will take detailed measurements and photographs of all the spaces involved in your project, to ensure the architectural plans are an accurate representation of the current space. If necessary, we also recommend you arrange to have any trades people who will be working on your project come in and take their own measurements for estimating purposes.
We will cover the following during this initial meeting: The scope of your project in detail, including all areas involved in the project, each spaces’ desired function, and your ideas and goals for each space.
Your tastes, preferences, likes, dislikes, style and brand Image selection to hone in on needs, visions, tastes, and expectations. We will provide images to look through, but you are always welcome to bring inspiring images of your own as well.
Establishing a realistic budget for your space. Assigning the main contact(s) for the project. This person will be the one that makes decisions and approves the proposals. This will also be the person we will have direct contact with and receive direction from during the course of the project. Because it is not always possible to meet with multiple people at the same time, the contact person will be responsible for communicating any ideas or decisions to any other partners. In certain situations, two people can share this role, but we find that efficiency and accuracy diminish when more than two people are acting as points of contact.
Proper space planning is crucial to a well-designed and functionable space. After all the measurements have been taken we will develop floor plans for each room. Floor plans allow us to determine what pieces will best fit into the space, how traffic patterns will flow through each room, and ensure we meet applicable codes. We will then schedule a meeting to review each floor plan and discuss the pros and cons of each with the decision maker(s).