Design Service & What to Expect

Design Service

MTKC is a cabinet design firm serving the San Francisco Bay Area.  At MTKC, we help customers understand the full scope of their project, from space planning, visualization, to product selection.  And of course, we sell the cabinets that we design as well! =)

What to expect:

  1. MTKC will provide an initial ball park estimate based on client supplied floor plan.
  2. After reviewing the “good, better, best” scenarios, clients can hire MTKC by placing a design deposit of $2,000 for 10 hours of design and consultation.
  3. Once hired, we will release all the 2d and 3d drawings for the space.
  4. 10 hours* is usually good for 1 full set of kitchens plans, or 2 small revisions.
  5. This $2,000 deposit will apply towards the cabinet order.  This allows the customers to work towards their cabinet order without having to pay solely for design time.  For example, if the kitchen order is $30,000.  At the time of ordering, we would discount the $2,000, and the cabinet order becomes $28,000.  We would then need $14,000 for ordering, and the remaining $14,000 when cabinets are ready for delivery.  This is particularly beneficial for customers who are more certain about their design, and only need some consultation and fine tuning before they order cabinets.
  6. For customers who need more design help beyond the first 10 hours**.  For example, drawing 4 different kitchen designs to analyze the various trade offs, or continuously fine tune and optimize through revisions, we would bill at an hourly rate of $150 for design and consultation.

*note – 10 hours is usually good for one full set of kitchen cabinet plans, or two small revisions. This is a generalization based on standard cabinets with a typical size space, and does not refer to fully custom products on an extensively complicated house floor plans.

**note – first 10 hours – it is worth mentioning that most of our clients find the first 10 hours to be sufficient without incurring extra time needed for further consultation.

Project Coordination

MTKC realizes that not every home owner is an expert in remodeling, nor do they always have the right people in the network to carry out the project.  If necessary, we can introduce the appropriate parties during the planning phase of the project.  Examples of such parties would be: general contractors, structural engineers, countertop, tile, and appliance retailers.  Once everything is lined up, we would then hand the project over to the contractor for the execution.

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