The term "Built In" means more than just sized to fit. It means that the cabinets are attached to the walls and trimmed in so that they become part of the room. These are not meant to be moved. This usually involves starting with a clean slate and really listening to what the customer wants. We don’t try to fit you into some pre-designed box system when we design your built in wall system. What gets created here is unique and appropriate for your room and your needs.
One of our senior craftsmen will work closely with you to create the concept and generate the technical drawings. There can be a considerable amount of what we call design and drawing time needed before the project can even be priced out.
Obviously, this level of care and attention will come at a price. A built-in can cost up to two times more than one of our more standard wall unit systems by the time you add in the design and drawing time and the installation time. But there is often no other way to get this quality of result.
If what you are looking for is a custom built in wall system, the way to get the process started is to call one of the showrooms and make an appointment with one of our senior craftsmen. You will be asked to bring along a fairly accurate sketch (with dimensions) of the room and the walls. Photos help. Also, if you can find a picture in a style magazine that has the “look” you are after, this is also of benefit.
The outcome of the first meeting is to accomplish a feasibility study for the job, which will include an overall budget estimate, the amount of design and drawing time that you will need to purchase, and the schedule. We will visit the site and do our own measurements and supply you with initial and eventually final drawings and specifications.
Unless the project changes drastically as it progresses, we are pretty good at staying inside the initial budget and time frame estimates. If this sounds a little like having a house built, you aren’t far off.
Hardwood Artisans has done a lot of custom built in work. We know how to get to the finish line as smoothly as possible. The initial meeting costs you nothing, and you will walk away better informed.