Our Unique Remodeling Process Provides Better Results
Without Unexpected Delays or Cost over-runs
Without a reliable process a successful remodel is more luck than certainty. A clear process, coupled with an experienced team ensures success and avoids the 5 top reasons for anxiety during a remodel.
Avoid Surprise Costs
Work with a company that provides a realistic budget, creates detailed plans and selections sheets and does not rely on change orders to make money.
Save Time & Hassle
Knowing what to expect and gettting regular updates from the project team greaatly reduces the stress of remodeling
Get Better Results
Careful planning, clear communication and expereinced staff all add up to better designs and a higher quality project.
Our Remodeling Process has 5 Basic Steps
Explore – Inspire & Prepare – Execute – Follow Up
1. Discovery Call: 15 - 45 minutes
We start with a discovery call to learn more about your project, answer questions and explain how we work.
We a video call so all decision makers can join and we can review past projects that might be similar to yours. Video calls can take 30-45 minutes.
If you’d rather just have a quick 10-15 minute phone call to schedule the consult we can do that as well.
After the call we will schedule a time to visit your home to get measurements, and a time to visit our showroom to review your estimate, we call this our Design and Budget Consult.
2. Estimate and Design Consult: 2 - 3 weeks
Our design and budget consult process helps you understand all the options and costs for your project.
It consists of a home visit to review ideas and get measurements, followed by a showroom visit to review 3D concept drawings and a Good Better Best estimate.
There is a fee for our consult, you can read about that here.
Once you approve your budget we ask for a 5% design retainer and move into the design process.
3. Design & Ordering: 5 - 8 weeks
Most kitchen and bath remodels require 2 – 3 design meetings. Larger projects may need 4 or more.
Each design meeting has a specific goal starting with NKBA design standards and code requirements then moving into the ‘fun’ stuff’ like picking cabinets colors and fxitures.
During design our project managers will help create detailed construction documents and a project schedule.
We order all your materials and store them for you until the project starts.
4. On Site Construction: 6 - 10 weeks
Once design is done your project manager takes care of everything. We start with a ‘preconstruction meeting’ at your home about two weeks before your start date.
During the project they are on site every day and are your point person for any questions or concerns. They make sure your home stays clean, safe and organized and that things are built to plan, on time and on budget.
The will create daily logs in the morning, mid day and afternoon in your online project portal so you always know what’s happening.
We schedule 3 formal walk throughs with you over the course of the project as well where you, your project manager and your designer will review progress and build quality.
5. Follow Up & Warranty: 5 years
Once your project is complete we’ll let you settle back in then follow up to make sure no small adjustments or touch ups are needed.
You’ll get a 6 mo ‘Tune Up” visit and annual check ins to make sure everything is performing as expected.
We provide a 5 year warranty on all worksmanship.
How Long will it take?
It can take 6 month from our first meeting to project completion for single room projects. Multi-room or whole home remodeling projects take longer.
The Initial Consult: 2 -3 weeks
You should be able to schedule your home visit withing a week of your discovery call. We need about a week to create your budget and 3D concept before your showroom visit. So your showroom visit is usually a week or two after the home visit.
Planning & Design: 5 – 8 weeks
Expect to spend 5-7 weeks in design. We usually allow for 2 – 4 design meetings and we also need time to collect bids from our trade partners and samples from our vendors.
Ordering and Receiving: 6 – 8 weeks
Order times are slowly coming down but it can still take 6 to 8 weeks for everything to arrive. We don’t start construction until all materials are in our warehouse and have been checked for damage.
Construction: 6 – 1o weeks
A small bathroom project without any layout changes could be done in 3 or 4 weeks but larger projects like kitchens can take up to 8 weeks. Whole home remodels can take up to 12 weeks.
How Much Will It Cost
Remodeling costs vary widely depending on the scope of work and materials selected. Even the exact same size kitchen can vary in cost by $50,000 or more depending on what is selected.
The best way to understand the options and cost for your project is to schedule a design and budget consult. But if you just want some rough cost ranges for different size project you click the button below.
design, product selection and construction services... All Under One Roof
McManus Kitchen and Bath is the only licensed remodeling contractor in Tallahassee (lic. CRC1331326) with a full service design center and showroom.
We work exclusively with homeowners in Tallahassee to help them update their home using a turn key approach that creates better designs, saves time and makes the whole process run smoother.