About KraftMaster

We met Bob at a home show last November when we were looking to remodel our kitchen. We decided to see what type of design Bob would come up with and he really surprised us- he was soooo creative & found a completely different way to set up our kitchen that was fantastic!

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We moved from the city to the suburbs and we knew going in that we wanted to redo the kitchen and open up the living space, as soon as spring came around. Initially, we interviewed a couple architects, but all they wanted to do was to mold the house into their vision and not ours. Then we found Bob and he immediately knew what we wanted to do with the space and more importantly knew our design aesthetic.

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Finding a creative designer can help you with both function and fashion when it comes to providing power where you need it in your newly remodeled kitchen or bath. Local building codes say we have to have so many outlets every so often. And switches are just a necessity of life. So what do we do about them when it comes to hiding them or at least minimizing the impact they have on our kitchen or bath design? You don't have to ruin a perfectly good backsplash by placing white outlets and switches right in the middle of a beautiful tile pattern. Here are some ideas on how to work them into your design.

“Bob performed a miracle with our kitchen makeover. He was with us every step of the way.

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Performing a Soffit-Ectomy

How many times have you looked at those ugly soffits and wanted them out of your kitchen? Yes it will give you more room for cabinets, it'll open the space up to help give it height, and you can have your cabinets to the ceiling. Your sitting with your designer and in the plans the decision is made to remove them. Before you start selecting cabinets and crown molding ready to place your order here is my advice...

Need help with choosing kitchen cabinets so they fit with your kitchen cabinet decor? Are you looking for kitchen cabinet design ideas but are overwhelmed by the selection and don't know where to begin? Here are some kitchen cabinet ideas to get you going. Look around your home to pick up clues of the era of your home as well as your tastes. Choosing kitchen cabinets should be an extension of the flavor of the rest of your home as well as your kitchen cabinet decor.

While interviewing your designer make sure that its a good fit for you, do you trust this person?

Sometimes you just need a quick guide, a “how to” to get the ball rolling. Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to choosing the kitchen designer that is right for you. It’s that easy.

You need to be organized and focused in order to make a reasoned evaluation. It’s easy to be seduced by, well, so many things you encounter in a design studio or showroom, everything is so beautiful! But, don’t mold yourself to the product, and be “stuck with” the design firm. Find a talented designer who you feel you can work well with and whom you respect. Good Great design work will follow, but first, ask these questions…

How much Does bamboo flooring Cost?
Generally the cost of bamboo flooring for your kitchen can vary from $3.00 sq to $9.00 sq installation not included. Production expense is higher in engineered and stained bamboo flooring therefore increasing the cost for the consumer.

Thanks to Topline, kitchen designers can stay on top of todays fast changing appliance offerings.

I recently attended a Thermador Kitchen Designer Night at Topline Appliances located in their Westfield, NJ Showroom. The event  was on a Thursday evening starting at 5:30 and running until about 7:30. They had the Thermador corporate chef  there preparing food as well as the area sale rep talking about the great new designer and personal use programs Thermador has launched for 2011.

HOME REMODELING PROCESS

Process

Opening your home to relative strangers is not something we expect you to take lightly. That’s why we strive to know you and your needs while you’re getting to know us – to build trust, increase the comfort level, and to ensure that we’re all on the same page. Communication is the key to a successful relationship, and we take pride in our ability to be in touch with you every step of the way. For your project, you will get your own KraftMaster team including a dedicated design consultant, designer, and project manager. They will see your project through from start to finish. Our process is simple but detailed. We would like to take some time to review our process with you, so you will know what to expect when working with us. For example, you’ll note that we meet often, to make sure that we’re always on the same page.

Consultation and Planning:
Let’s Get Acquainted.

inspiration Step One

We start with a free on-site consultation, where we discuss your project with you to gain an understanding of your goals and vision. This ensures that we can make informed recommendations on how to meet your needs. We will also discuss your budget and time lines. Next, we will prepare a Design Retainer, which will outline the scope of your project. At this time, the agreement is signed and design fee is paid, which is later credited to your construction contract. Now we are ready to start. Let the excitement begin!

Design and Review:
The Magic of Creation..

Inspiring Step Two

Your designer will visit your home, verify all the details of your project and take measurements. Shortly after, your design consultant and designer will meet with you to confirm your vision, scope, budget, and project schedule. From there, your designer will work on creating the space that you envision, providing visual aids such as 3D renderings, or even our new Virtual Reality experience. We’ll arrange a review meeting with you once the plans are ready, to look over them in detail. Depending on the complexity of your project, there may be only one design review meeting or several.

Final Budget and Materials:
Details, Details, Details.

Selections Step Three

You will now have the chance to decide on some of the most important details, and we will guide you through the process. In your Selections Meeting you will choose flooring, fixtures, lighting design, cabinets, and much more. This important step helps us prepare an accurate proposal. Next, we schedule a Production Team Review where your entire project team meets at your home. The KratMaster team will take this time to review plans and confer with one another on any outstanding questions. On the same day, we’ll also meet one-on-one with key trade contractors scheduled to work on your home. This ensures that everyone working on your project understands both the schedule and plan. Once all of the selections and designs are finalized, we’ll present and review the complete budget, drawings and selections in a Contract Budget and Plan Review Meeting.

 

Construction and Check-In:
Off To Work We Go.

Build_and_Install Step Four

We’ll hold a Pre-Construction Meeting to discuss logistics and expectations with you prior to starting construction on your project. Once work has started, we’ll conduct a weekly walk-through with you where we’ll ask for your feedback on the progress to date. We consider this a critical part of the process, as it is our goal to make sure that we are meeting your expectations and keeping you updated on the schedule every step of the way.

 

Completion:
Enjoying Your New Space.

Enjoy your Newly Remodeled Home Step Five

Prior to hammering the final nail, when work is nearly completed, we will prepare a final completion list, noting any outstanding items. We will work to complete any of these items as quickly as possible. Then, all you have to do is relax and enjoy your new space!

If you are looking for a detail oriented professional design build team for your New Jersey home, then please call us today at 908-517-5581 or complete our online request form.
 
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Best of Houzz 2014-2019

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