Our Whole Remodeling Process

Start To Finish, Here is what to expect


  1. Discovery Call, Design and Budget Consult
  2. Design,  Selections, Ordering
  3. Pre-Construction and Construction
  4. Follow up and Warranty
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Step 1: Get Know Each Other, Review the Budget

The very first step is to learn more about each other to make sure we are a good fit, then create and review an accurate budget for your project so you can make an informed decsion about what you would like to do. 

We do this though a process we call our Design and Budget Consult. It the very best way to start planning your project. 

Paul McManus

1a. Start With A Discovery Call

A 10-15 minute call so we can discuss your project, answer your questions and tell you a a little about how we work. We may discover during this call that we are not the right contractor for you. If that’s the case then we will make recommedations for other ways to get your project done.

If we are a good fit for each other we will schedule a design and budget consult.

1b. Design and Budget Consult

First we scheudle a home visit so can see the space, talk about your ideas and take accurate measurements with our 3D scanning tool.  

After the home visit we will schedule a  showroom visit where will have a 3D concept and ‘good better best’ budget ready for you to review.

Because of the detailed nature of our D&B Consult and the time it takes to create a 3D concept and accurate budget we do charge a fee for the consult. You can see on outline of the fees on our D&B Consult page. 

1c. Approve Your Budget, Start The Design Process

At the end of your design and budget consult you will have a detailed scope of work, good better best budget and a 3D concept of your project. The next step to to approve your budget and pay a 5% design fee to start the design process.

Timeline: How Long will it take?

– Expect to spend 5-7 weeks in design (usually 3 design meetings plus time to get bids and samples)

– 12-20 weeks to receive cabinets and other materials (we don’t start unitl all materials have arrived).

– 6 to 10 weeks in on site construction.

With all that in mind you can expect construction on your project to start 4-6 months from your first design meeting.

Step 2. Design, Selections and Ordering

  1. Your designer will meet you at your home to confirm measurements, review the initial concept design again and get a better sense of your personal taste and style.
  2. At your first design meeting we will have a complete design ready for you to review. In total, we’ll have between two and four design meetings to nail down all the details, down to the last light switch.
  3. We’ll update your project total several times during the design process so you can see if you are staying on budget.
  4. At the final meeting we present a fixed price proposal for you to approve.
Showroom Manager

Kristi, Designer

Stephanie, Designer

Mike Johnson

Mike, Project Manager

Jim, Project Manager

4.  Pre-Construction and Construction

Once you approve you final proposal and pay a deposit we will order all your materails and store them in our warehouse as they arrive.

Your Designer will send you regular updates through your online project portal as we receive your materials, permits are approved etc…

A couple weeks before your start date your project manager will schedule a pre-construction meeting with you to discuss the logistics of starting your project including the dust control and protection plan, parking, pet and child safety etc…

Once work starts your project manager is on site daily making sure things go to plan and keeping you updated through our daily logs.

 Your designer remains part of the process and will visit the jobsite at key points as well. We also schedule two formal walk throughs with you to make sure things are meeting your expectations.

6.  Warranty Period and Follow Up

We provide a 5 year warranty on our work. Any issues just give us a call and we will investigate and take care of it.

6 Months after your proejct completion we will contact you for a “Tune Up” visit. It just an opportunity to tweak or touch up anything that might have gotten a little out of whack.

Then once a year every year of your warranty period we will send you an email to touch base and make sure everything is still working as expected. This also helps us understand how fixtures and materials are performing over the long haul so we can update recomendations to future clients as well.

Tune Up Coupon

Ready To Get Started? 

At McManus Kitchen and Bath, we know people are happier when they have a kitchen that is organized and easy to care for. The problem is most kitchens were not orginially designed with efficiency or ease of maintenance in mind. In order to correct that, a kitchen remodel is necessary. 

A lot of people put off updating their kitchen because they’re not sure where to start and the process can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created a single place where you can meet with construction and design professionals to get the help and advice you need.

We start each project with a Design and Budget Consult so you can clarify your design ideas and get a Good Better Best budget for your project.

To get started just contact us to schedule a consult. In the meantime join us for Webinar Wednesday where we chat with a different designer each week and answer your questions in real time.

McManus Kitchen & Bath

Phone: (850) 354-8090

Email: hello@mcmanuskb.com

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