July 16, 2010

Did You Know? . . .

Your budget doesn’t have to be flexible if your selections are.

Many people go into remodeling their kitchen or bath not knowing how much they want to spend for the entire project. After some discussion and preliminary selections, a budget can be set at an amount with which you are comfortable.

This is the point were S & W Kitchens will really stand apart from the competition.

We are empowered to act as your agent. We will search and shop your products for you, using all of our many resources and industry contacts to find the best available products for the best price.

We leverage our good name and standing on your behalf.

Recently one couple came to us with their budget in mind and asked if that was a reasonable amount for the entire project. They were told that if they were flexible on their final selections, that yes, it is a workable number.

At this point priorities are established. For this couple, the design was paramount. Therefore the construction costs came right off the top of the budget amount. Next they wanted cherry cabinets and granite counter tops.

We looked at many options and searched the current promotions from our vending partners.

They wanted Cherry, but chose Alder to save some money. Alder and Cherry look almost identical, but Alder is about 5-10% less expensive. As a trade off, the granite was selected from the more expensive “B” category in lieu of the least expensive “A” category. Along with the Alder wood, the vendor was offering free glazed finish promotion. And with the granite tops, the fabricator was offering a free stainless steel sink for our customers.

The bottom line is that which some minor changes the client was able to get the kitchen of their dreams and stay within budget.

The time is right to remodel your kitchen or tackle that bathroom renovation you’ve been dreaming of. Please contact one of our fine designers and put them to work for you!

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