Our Process

Aidan Design is a design firm that specializes in kitchens, bathrooms, butler’s pantries, mud rooms, built-ins, fireplace surrounds, and many other custom cabinetry applications. In addition to full project work, the process of which is described below, we also offer flat fee design services. Flat fee design services allow clients to benefit from professional design while maintaining the freedom and flexibility to select finish materials as their budget, schedule, and personal preferences allow. To inquire about flat fee design services contact us through our contact form or by simply completing the client questionnaire and indicating an interest in a flat fee option.

Our Process

As a first step we ask that you complete our client questionnaire and provide us with as many details about your project as possible.

Initial Consultation

With your questionnaire in hand we’ll schedule a phone call or meeting in our studio to discuss the scope of your project and then more specifically your ideas, wants and needs. We give you an overview of our process and discuss in detail budget and scheduling expectations. If you are satisfied with what you have seen and heard, we schedule a site visit to survey the space. There is a $500 fee for local in-home consultations.

Design

Starts with our field survey and progresses until you are satisfied with all elements of design and product selection. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other design professionals.

Design Presentation & Retainers

We’ll present a design for your space approximately 2-3 weeks after the field measure. The presentation will include drawings, a collage of finishes and a budget estimate for cabinetry, counter top materials, tile, appliances, and other finish materials. A labor estimate can be obtained from one of many  contractors that we can refer  or through one of your choosing. A retainer fee is required after the initial presentation to move forward and release drawings. That fee is applied in full to your cabinetry order.

Project Scheduling

Once the general timing of a job has been established, we’ll develop a schedule in conjunction with the contractor and place our orders accordingly.

Construction

We provide detailed installation drawings, lighting plans and appliance spec packages for each job. We can help with architectural and structural plans as needed for an additional fee. We supervise all our jobs and ensure that every detail is executed to your satisfaction.

"To the generous mind, no detail is too small or too insignificant to be worthy of our efforts to make it beautiful. The bestowal of grace is a devotion as much when manifested in the kitchen as in the cathedral." - CFA Voysey, 1915

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