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Planning Your Ideal Kitchen Taylor’d Cabinets, Inc. To best assist you in creating your ideal space, please consider the following survey questions and be prepared to discuss the answers with your designer. Client Information ______________________________________________ ___________________ Name Date __________________________________________________________ _____________________________ ________________________ Residence Address Home Phone Work Phone __________________________________________________________ ______________________________ ________________________ City State Zip Cell Phone Cell Phone ___________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Jobsite Address E-mail #1 ___________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ City State Zip E-mail #2 Budget Check all boxes that apply. Consider this: A reasonable budget for a kitchen remodel is about 15% - 20% of the market value of your home. The national average for a mid-range major kitchen remodel is $43,862.* The cabinetry alone typically ranges between 40% -50% of the overall budget. * Source: Remodeling Magazine, Cost vs. Value Report, 2005. Why am I considering a new kitchen? New Construction Long term investment – plan to stay in home 5 or more years Short term investment – plan to sell or rent home in near future Have I set a budget of how much I am willing and/or able to spend on the entire kitchen project (including cabinetry, countertops, labor, appliances, fixtures, and flooring? If this is new construction, has a budget or allowance been pre-determined? Yes No, not yet. If yes, please indicate the budget range. $5,000 - $9,999 $10,000 - $14,999 $15,000 - $19,999 $20,000 - $24,999 $25,000 - $29,999 $30,000 - $39,999 $40,000 - $49,999 $50,000 - $59,999 $60,000 - $69,999 $70,000 - $79,999 $80,000 - $89,999 $90,000 - $100K + What is the current market value of my home? _____________________________ Is my budget range within 15% - 20% of the home value? Yes No If my ideal kitchen exceeds my budget, what are my priorities? (consider some of the following) Cabinet construction Cabinet finish Door options Drawer options In cabinet storage accessories Decorative elements Appliances Fixtures (plumbing & lighting) Countertops Am I willing to make more cost effective substitutions on some items in order to keep the items that are most important to me? Yes No Am I prepared to cover any unexpected costs associated with the remodel? Yes No Will anyone else be involved with the final decision-making process? If so, who? ______________________________ Page 1 Planning Your Ideal Kitchen Taylor’d Cabinets, Inc. You & Your Family Check all boxes that apply. Consider this: Even if only one person will be making the major decisions about your new kitchen, consideration of other family members, or even changes in your lifestyle or health in the future, is very important when planning the space. Input from others who have remodeled their own kitchens can give you valuable insight.. My family consists of the following: # of Adults ___ # of Children ___ # of Teens ___ # of Pets ___ Kind of pets? _______________________ I anticipate a change of lifestyle in the next 5 years. (marriage, new baby, empty nest, retirement, etc.) Yes No The primary cook in my family is _____________________. Please answer the following questions as they apply to the primary cook. The primary cook is Right-handed Left-handed The primary cook is how tall? __________ The primary cook has the following limitations - ____________________________________________________ Do others in my family cook, or assist in cooking? Yes Sometimes No Please answer the following questions as they apply to any secondary cook(s). The primary cook is Right-handed Left-handed The primary cook is how tall? __________ The primary cook has the following limitations - ____________________________________________________ The following statement(s) best describe my family’s cooking/eating preferences: We share sit down meals together Often Sometimes Rarely We eat at separate times Often Sometimes Rarely We share food prep & clean up Often Sometimes Rarely Meals require lots of preparation and cook time Often Sometimes Rarely Meals are quick and simple with minimal prep Often Sometimes Rarely We eat out or order in Often Sometimes Rarely We spend a time in the kitchen Often Sometimes Rarely We entertain friends and family Often Sometimes Rarely Please identify your family’s cooking style: Heat & serve meals From scratch meals Gourmet Baking Ethnic/Kosher Cook in bulk to freeze for future meals Other: __________________________________________ Please identify other activities that take place in your kitchen. Socializing Homework Planning or paying bills Hobbies Laundry Dining Other activities: __________________________________ We need seating in the kitchen for ______# of people. Please identify preferred seating for your new kitchen: Table in kitchen Counter height bar Raised bar Desk seating Seating for food prep The following statement(s) best describe how we entertain: Entertaining in my home is usually Casual Informal Formal Food is prepared in advance and guests gather in another area Yes No Guests gather in or around the kitchen while food is prepared Yes No Guests sometimes help with food preparation Yes No Guests sometimes help with clean up Yes No The kitchen is the central point for entertaining Yes No Gatherings are sometimes catered Yes No Page 2 Planning Your Ideal Kitchen Taylor’d Cabinets, Inc. Form & Function Check all boxes that apply. Consider this: Think about the things you have liked, and disliked, about your current and previous kitchens. Go through your kitchen and take inventory (mental or written) of items that will need special storage. Consider where you would like to store things in relation to appliances and function. The following statement(s) best describe my shopping style: Shop daily – prepare mostly fresh foods Shop weekly – keep staples on hand Bulk shopping – stock pantry and freezer My ideal kitchen would include improvement in the following areas: Pot & Pan storage Small appliance storage Spice/condiment storage Utensil storage Counter space for prep and serving Storage for cleaning supplies Dry pantry storage Fresh food storage Dish and glass storage Linen storage Increase seating Improve lighting Pull out waste basket Recycling center Wine/stem glass storage Lazy susan Appliance garage Cookbook storage Extra space for seasonal dishes and serving pieces Storage for baking pans, large platters, cutting boards Other storage needs: _____________________________________________________________________________ Construction preference: All plywood construction Plywood sides Particle board construction Cabinet box style: Open-frame / full access Framed Inset or beaded inset Drawer preferences: Standard drawer box & guides Solid wood dovetail drawer box Full-extension guides Soft-close feature In-drawer accessories I would like the following features for the countertop surface: Affordable Durable Stain resistant Heat resistant Non-porous Ease of maintenance Scratch resistant Seamless appearance Integrated sink Under-mount sink Natural looking Unique color selection I already have a countertop preference: Natural stone (granite, marble, soapstone, limestone) Manufactured stone (quartz composite) Solid surface (acrylic) Concrete Tile Laminate I would like the following features for the kitchen sink: Additional sink for prep or bar area SIZE: Single Double Triple Extra deep FUNCTION: Stain resistant Available sink accessories (strainers, cutting boards, etc.) Integrated drain board MATERIAL: Stainless Copper Cast iron Acrylic Granite composite STYLE: Under-mount Drop-in Apron front / farm sink Color ___________ I would like the following features for the faucet: High neck Separate sprayer Integrated sprayer Single lever Soap dispenser Water filter Instant hot water dispenser Other features: ___________________________________ Page 3 Planning Your Ideal Kitchen Taylor’d Cabinets, Inc. Fit & Style Check all boxes that apply. Consider this: Clip or copy photos and ideas that you like from magazines and books, or from the internet. Collect them in a folder. Show them to your kitchen designer so he/she can get an idea of the look and feel you would like to achieve. The kitchen is adjacent to the following room(s): Breakfast nook Dining room Family room Lanai Other: _________________________________ Desired cabinetry for adjacent areas: Desk China hutch Buffet Bookcases Entertainment center I would like the following decorative features for my kitchen: Clean lines Un-cluttered Warm & inviting Fun & whimsical Elegant Ornate detail Bold & colorful Natural & Organic The following best describes the “feel” I’d like for my kitchen: Casual Semi-formal Formal The following best describes the “look” I’d like for my kitchen: Country Contemporary/Modern Rustic Mission / Arts & Craft Old World Tuscan Transitional Traditional French country Retro Family retreat Strictly functional Personal design statement I would like to include the following details: Glass doors Open shelves for display Detailed decorative mouldings Columns, spindles, legs Onlays, corbels Fluting or beading V-groove or beaded panels Decorative panels on exposed ends Multiple finishes Door style preference: Slab Raised panel Recessed panel Applied moulding Drawer front preference: Slab Match doors Material preference: Laminate Thermofoil Wood o Maple o Birch o Cherry o Oak o Pine o Alder o Walnut o Exotic o Other: ___________________ My color preferences are (list the colors that you and your family like): __________________________________________________ Page 4 Planning Your Ideal Kitchen Taylor’d Cabinets, Inc. Appliances Check all boxes that apply. Consider this: With all the different brands, styles, and features available, choosing new appliances can be a daunting task. Consider the features that are most important to you in relation to your budget. Use the internet to research various brands and features before you go out shopping. You’ll save time and money! If you are limited on space, you may want to select a more compact unit, such as a counter depth refrigerator, or a multi-function unit, such as a convection/microwave. Many appliances, such as refrigerators and dishwashers, are designed to allow for integrated panels to match your cabinetry, creating a streamline look. Cooking appliances: Range (oven/cooktop combined) Single wall oven Double wall oven Steam oven Convection Speed cook Microwave Warming drawer Separate cooktop Grill Deep fryer Rotisserie Gas Electric Induction Duel fuel Vent hoods: Stainless hood Commercial style Decorative Mantle style Refrigeration: Free standing Built-in Fridge/freezer separate units Top mount freezer Bottom mount freezer Side-by-side Chest freezer Ice/Water in door Integrated panels (to match cabinetry) Beverage fridge Wine fridge Refrigerator drawer Ice Maker Clean up: Standard style dishwasher Integrated panel Dishwasher drawer(s) Compactor Food waste disposal Second dishwasher Small appliances: Blender Juicer Mixer Toaster Coffee pot Griddle Grill Crock pot Roaster Rice cooker Can opener Food processor Built-in coffee maker Other: ____________________________________ Consider this: Today, kitchens often serve multiple functions. It is not unusual to find lap tops and televisions in these modern spaces. Consider adding data ports and cable outlets. Smaller flat screen televisions that take up less space allow for creative, less conspicuous placement. I would like to incorporate a television in my kitchen. Yes No I will be using a T.V. I already own Yes No I will be purchasing a new T.V. Yes No I will be using a computer or lap top in my kitchen. Yes No On a desk On a table On an island I will also have a printer. Yes No I would like to conceal the CPU and/or printer inside a cabinet. Yes No I would like them on pull out shelves. Yes No Page 5
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