Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does a new bathroom or kitchen cost?

Prices vary depending on the size of your space and what materials you would like to use. Most of our complete kitchen remodels start at around $55,000 and go up from there, depending on what the project entails. This includes everything from your design consultation to cabinets, countertops, sink, faucet, hardware and installation. Complete bathroom remodels typically start at around $50,000 depending on the size and scope of the project.

How long does it take?

Our projects generally take about two to three months from the day we rip out to the day we leave your home. This time frame can change a lot depending on the complexity of the project and how much remodeling is occurring. Counters usually take three to four weeks to fabricate so that is included in this time frame. Even though it is less convenient for our installers, we install our base cabinets first, in order to get the counters into fabrication faster and keep the time you would be without a sink to a minimum.

Will my kitchen be completed on time and on budget?

We have been designing and building kitchens for over 57 years and have refined the experience to make sure that your kitchen is completed on time and on budget. This is accomplished through a combination of asking you the right questions, having efficient processes, and reliable sub-contractors.

How do you compare to Home Depot or Lowes?

There is a misconception that the big box stores can offer better value on kitchen cabinets than a specialized kitchen showroom. This simply isn’t true. When you are comparing the better quality products of the box store, most of the time we can be quite competitive and offer better products and service. If you are looking for the absolute cheapest cabinets and don’t care about quality or personalized service, then the box stores may by a good choice. We strive to offer our customers personalized services at reasonable prices, while still maintaining high quality products that we are comfortable putting in your home.

Will there be a large mess?

While there is some mess generated with any remodeling project, we try very hard to keep your home clean. All of the cutting of materials is conducted in our installers’ trucks so that the dust is not in your home. We also tent off the space if there will be sheetrock work to keep the dust from entering other parts of your home. During the project, we sweep everything clean every night so you can have a clean space while we’re not there. Our installers vacuum out the cabinets once they are installed so that any remaining dust or wood shavings are removed.

Who acts as the general contractor on your jobs? Will I have to arrange for all the sub-contractors?

We act as the general contractor on all of our projects unless otherwise instructed. We manage all of the sub-contractors and schedule them for when we need them. This service is offered if you would like to use our sub-contractors or if you have your own you would like us to use.

Do I need to apply for permits?

Whether or not a permit needs to be pulled is dependent on the town in which the work is being conducted. In the event that a permit does need to be pulled, we would take care of obtaining the permit and passing inspection.

Do you sell appliances, flooring and countertops as well?

We have a variety of countertops samples at our showroom that you can choose from, but do not sell appliances or flooring here. With the wide variety of products that are offered today, we partner with local stores to provide you with an extensive selection of appliances and flooring depending on your budget and tastes. Our partners also service their products in the event that anything were to break during the life of the appliance.

How does the design process work?

We offer a design consultation which includes the following:

  • One of our designers visiting your home or-sitting down with you to review a set of plans.
  • Listening to what you have in mind for your new space.
  • Taking measurements of your room.
  • Designing your new space and creating a color rendering so you can visualize your dream.
  • Providing you a price of what the project will cost.

For more details please visit: Our Design Process.

Once we have the initial design, can we make changes?

In order for us to make customizations to your initial design, we take a non-refundable 10% deposit. This deposit will be applied to your 50% deposit when we finalize the design and sign a contract.

How do payments work?

Should you decide to use us for your project, the typical payment schedule is: 50% down at time of contract signing, 20% upon the cabinets arriving at our warehouse, 20% when we start your project, and the final 10% after your project is complete and you are pleased with the results.
David Hecht Kitchens