This first step can take place with one of our team members over the phone or in one of our showrooms. You’ll learn more about the Ohio made, high-quality custom cabinetry that Daso Custom Cabinetry offers and get to know the team that assists with your project from start to finish. At this time we would love to schedule one of our highly trained staff to come out onsite to measure and review your project.
Approximate Time Needed: 20-30 minutes
The second step in the process is the design phase. This is often the most time consuming phase as this is the point in the process where we narrow down the overall design of your cabinetry project. Typically, this process is divided into multiple meetings in one of our showrooms over the course of a few weeks.
Meeting #1 – Preliminary Onsite Design Meeting
At this meeting, we ask that you have the following:
- Any design & style ideas you have pulled from either online sources (Pinterest, Houzz, etc.) or magazines.
- Appliance and sink specs or model number information (it’s OK if you don’t have this for first meeting)
Meeting #2 – Proposal Meeting
At this meeting we will review the first-round of cabinetry drawings and estimate. We’ll talk through the overall design and share ideas for bringing your dream design to life. We’ll capture any design or budget revisions you have and then schedule a follow-up revision meeting.
Meeting #3 – Revision Meeting
At this meeting, we will review the second-round of drawings and estimate. We’ll talk through the overall design and capture any questions or changes that you have about your project. At this stage of the process, we do require a deposit in order to keep working on final cabinetry designs and moving on into next steps in the process.
Approximate Time Needed (per meeting): 45-60 minutes
The third step in the process is to make your cabinetry selections. Once we have received the deposit for your project, we will schedule a selections meeting where you will make all of your final decisions regarding wood species, colors, stains, door/drawer styles, accessories, etc. It is helpful for our clients to review all of their design ideas from the very beginning of the process and narrow down their desires before this meeting begins. That way, one of our employees can pull the best options for you to choose from for your cabinetry project.
Selections You’ll Make:
- Wood Species (Maple, Alder, Hickory, Oak, Cherry)
- Finish Color (Stained or Painted)
- Overlay Style (1/2″ Overlay, Full Overlay, Inset, Beaded Inset)
- Door & Drawer Hardware
- We will need your final appliance specs and sink specs by this point
- We have many stains to choose from, but we can stain match if you have a physical sample of what you’re looking for
- We can use any Sherwin Williams paint color for your painted cabinetry
- If you’re looking for a distressed or antiqued finish, we can certainly do that
At the Selections Meeting, we will schedule a field measure appointment so that we can come out to your home and confirm all cabinetry measurements and designs. This will be the last thing needed to get your drawings to the “Approval” step.
Approximate Time Needed: 60-90 minutes
The fourth step in the process is to approve your cabinetry design for production. This is the most important step in the process as we order materials and begin manufacturing based off of the approved design. Your documents will be sent to you through a program called DocuSign so that you’ll be able to review and sign everything digitally. We recommend that you take the time to review each page of your design to ensure the selections, measurements, and designs are exactly as you planned. If everything looks good, then you can sign off and they’ll automatically be sent back to us. At this point, your work is done and now it’s our turn to shine! We will submit everything to our manufacturing team and within a few days you will receive a tentative delivery and installation week.
NOTE: This is the point in the process in which your cabinetry manufacturing lead time begins. The lead time ranges anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks from the time you sign off on your design.
The fifth and final step of your cabinetry project is delivery and installation. Before our cabinets arrive, we ask that your jobsite is clean and free of debris, appliances, and any other objects that would get in the way of installation. On the day that your cabinets arrive, we ask that you provide the remaining cabinetry balance to our delivery driver so that we can continue with our work as scheduled. Every installation is a little different but for your average kitchen installation we’re looking at about 2-3 days to complete. Rest assured, we’ve delivered and installed hundreds of kitchens and always ensure our client is 100% satisfied before we wrap up the project.