Most People Remodel Their Kitchen Once Ever 15 Years
Kitchen remodeling is a big commitment in both time and money. You want to make sure you do it right and create a design that works for you today and far into the future.
McManus Kitchen and Bath is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and we’ve adopted a Universal Design approach for all of our projects. Some people call this Aging in Place design or accessible design but the principles are the same: designing spaces that work for people throughout their lives regardless of age or ability.
Our Approach to Kitchen Remodeling in Tallahassee
Kitchen remodeling involves a lot of details and it can be hard to get estimates that are comprehensive and easy to understand.
McManus Kitchen and Bath has a unique approach to creating your initial kitchen remodeling estimate. It’s a process we’ve been developing for years we call our Good Better Best System (GBB).
The GBB includes a very detailed scope of work and selection sheet for your kitchen remodel. It offers you good, better and best options for all your selections like kitchen cabinets, faucets, and backsplash tile etc… The whole process starts with a 15 minutes phone call.
Five Steps to a Fixed Price Proposal
Step 1: A 10 to 15 Minute Phone Call
Not every contractor is right for every project. We like to start with a 15 minute phone call to discuss your project and see if we’d be the right contractor for you. If we are not we are a happy to recommend one of our trade partners. If it is a good match then we’ll schedule a home visit.
Step 2: 60 Minute Home Visit
After our phone call we’ll email you a calendar link so you can choose the best day and time for your home visit. Most initial home visits take 60 to 90 minutes but its OK if we run long.
At the home visit we will discuss your project ideas, answer any questions you may have and take measurements of the space.
Step 3: 90 Minute Showroom Visit
After the home visit we send you another calendar link so you can schedule a time to come into the showroom.
A typical showroom visit takes 90 to 120 minutes but again, we don’t mind if it runs a little long. The showroom is by appointment only so we won’t’ be disturbed.
We create your initial budget together using our Good Better Best estimate process. As we work our way through the GBB budget we will show you the cabinets, tile, fixtures etc.. that apply to each category (good, better and best). That way you can make an informed decision and tailor your budget to your priorities.
Step 4: Design Retainer
Once the budget is approved we will collect a design retainer and work with you to create your design, make product selections and create a fixed price proposal for your project.
This process can take 3 to 4 weeks and includes:
- 2-4 more showroom visits to work out design details and make selections
- 2-3 more home visits to review the project with our subs
- Our production team will review the scope of work and issue bid request to our subs
- Our design team will help you make all your product selections
- Our design team will also create a complete set of plans for your project (lighting plans, plumbing plans, cabinet plans etc…)
Step 5: Project Construction (Kitchen Remodeling and Project Management)
We work with a great group of sub-contractors to build your project. We’ve been working with the same subs for quite some time so we really consider them part of the McManus Kitchen and Bath team.
The first thing we’ll do after you have paid your design retainer is invite you to our project Management system, called BuilderTrend. Its a cloud based system we use to manage all out projects.
BuildTrend will give you access to all your projects details including:
- Project Schedule
- Payment schedule
- Plans and photos
- Daily logs
- messaging and more
Our Kitchen and Bath Showroom
When we opened our showroom in 2016 we wanted to make sure we could offer the basics but also offer our customers new and innovative products that we think can really enhance the function of the kitchen.
We also wanted to create a place where our clients could make all their design decisions and selections without the need to run all over town visiting different showrooms to select tile, fixtures, cabinets etc…
Frameless cabinets offer more storage per linear foot than framed cabinets do. They also offer cleaner more modern look. We work specifically with Bellmont because they are the premier manufacturer of frameless cabinets in the US.
What Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost?
These are some average prices to give you an idea of our remodeling prices. You can see the actual costs of our recent projects by visiting our project gallery.
- A small kitchen renovation (10×12, no island) will cost between $35,000 and $40,000
- A medium sized kitchen (10×15, small island, 8 foot ceilings) will cost between $55,000 and $65,000 to remodel
- Large kitchens (15×20, large island, wet bar) can cost $70,000 or more to remodel.
“Paul was great to work with and kept me at ease from the very beginning picking out colors and appliances all the way through the construction to the end. Receiving quick replies from my emails and phone calls was a big deal, in the past people seem to vanish when it’s time to get the job done and complete the finishing touches. The quality of the work was top notch, I felt as if he treated the job as if it were his own kitchen. Other people I know have had the same positive experience I did”….Cliff
Our Kitchen Remodeling Services
1. Kitchen Design and Selections
Our design team will work with you to create a kitchen that works for your lifestyle today and is adaptable to any future changes that might be coming down the road.
Most of our projects are design/build but we can also provide stand alone design and selection services.
- Good Better Best estimates
- Digital Design work and 3D rendering
- Framed and Frameless Kitchen Cabinets
- Porcelain, glass and Ceramic Tile
- Wood Flooring
- Vinyl Plank Flooring
2. Remodeling and Project Management
Most of our projects are gut renovations with a focus on making layout changes that will improve the function and workflow of the kitchen.
We also provide cabinets and tile to better builders in Tallahassee and to homeowners who are interested in doing the installation themselves.
We use a cloud based project management software to manage our projects. That means you get online access to the project calendar, daily logs, payment schedules and other project details.
3. Cabinet and Tile Sales
We carry a wide variety of cabinets, flooring and tile in the showroom. If you are looking to DIY a project and would like to visit the showroom to select materials just give us a call!