Frequently Asked Questions
Why hire a Certified Designer?
They are trained to design within proper and safe design guidelines, but also aid you with the technical aspects and challenges with installation and construction. Designs by BSB will be your advocate into making cost-effective decisions and avoid pricey mistakes. You will have less uncertainty and minimize stress
Remove guesswork without taking you out of the equation
Narrow down the overwhelming options with layouts and product selections
Handle the technical details of measurements, material coordination and construction logistics with a Licensed Contractor
Why do I need a Certified Designer if I have a builder or an architect?
An Architect’s job is to provide a general conceptual idea of living spaces in your home. Certified Kitchen and Bath Designers begin with their blueprints and work on specific detailing of the space and design. A Contractor’s job is to work from these detailed plans to bring the designs to life.
Choices are overwhelming! How do I make good selections?
At Designs by BSB, we are continually trained on the features and benefits of materials on the market. We regularly attend national and local product shows and training seminars; this coupled with our 25 years of onsite installations and designs assures you have a partner and advocate to help you make the right choices for your investment.
How is price and budget determined?
Your kitchen and bathroom are one of the most significant investments in your home. The cost is determined by the quality of the materials, the details of the design and the construction work needed. If you need assistance, Designs by BSB can offer you guidelines and spreadsheets to help determine an appropriate budget with consideration to resale and/or your long term goals.
How long will the design and installation take?
Details greatly influence not only the length of the design process, but also the installation and construction. On average, design and product selections take 4-6 weeks (depending on your availability and level of decisiveness), while installation for a full renovation ranges anywhere from 4-12 weeks.
Who will do the installation?
If you have not already chosen a Contractor, rest assured that Designs by BSB works closely with some of the most respected tradesman, Licensed Contractors and installers in the Atlanta area. Contractors will be suggested that meet your desired level of sevice, workmanship and cater to your geographic location.
Where should I buy cabinetry?
Designs by BSB will gladly work with a supplier of your choice, but we do not recommend price driven imports. The quality and inconsistent construction methods tend to be more costly than considering a factory built cabinet from the United States. We respect all budgets and will help you choose a product that meets your needs for the best value. Remember the old adage, you get what you pay for!
Why hire a Designer when I can go to free design home centers?
In short, hiring an experienced Certified Designer will save you money, prevent costly mistakes, enhance your lifestyle and be your partner every step of the way.
How much does a design retainer cost?
The investment cost of design services is greatly dependent on the size and details of your project. Quick, no commit consultations start at $250, while full design packages for kitchens and bathrooms start at $2,500. Visit Services to learn more about what Designs by BSB offers.
If you enjoy the process and do not want to give up control, a designer can still benefit you – think of yourself as the movie producer and the designer as the director. You can be as intimately involved as you wish to be and when you need someone to handle the hard core logistics, the designer is there to step in!
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