What can a client expect from your new design service offering ‘Nickolas Gurtler Kitchens’?
Nickolas Gurtler: The first stage is a (complimentary) phone consultation with a team member to discuss the particulars of a client’s project, their project goals and answer any questions they may have about the process. We ask them to obtain basic plans and photos of the space to bring to their appointment. I then schedule a personal meeting with the client, where they enjoy some champagne in our office and talk through their project goals. Based on their project goals, I run through my ideas in terms of materials, layouts and example fixtures to develop a basic plan.
A member of our team does a site measure while I work with our team to develop a comprehensive kitchen design with our 3D software, down to the finest detail. We create a complete presentation including plans, elevations and a 3D visual in the second meeting. Finally, we present a fully costed and designed kitchen for feedback.
Upon approval, we organise a full site inspection by our trades and organise for the old kitchen to be demolished for renovations. If we are working on a new build, we supply documentation to the builder required to prepare the site for installation. Our cabinet makers and stone masons construct the kitchen and deliver and install it on site.
Then, I ensure the finished product is professionally styled before sharing with the client – and delivering them their champagne!