I hope you are enjoying this cozy fall season like we are…it was in the 90’s just a few days ago, and now it’s in the 50’s in Tennessee. Hopefully this means the leaves will change color soon! We have my mom visiting us from WA this week, and after the chimney sweep comes this afternoon, we will have our first fire of the season in our fireplace. It makes me want to watch Mary Poppins. It’s our first time having our chimney cleaned, and in my mind it must be accompanied with a rousing “Step in Time” dance on the roof. I’ll let you know how it goes.
We are approaching what we thought would be the “slow” season in the remodeling world, but it has turned out to be anything but. We have a lot of clients trying to squeeze in kitchen remodels before Christmas, which is for adventurous spirits for sure. I am adventurous like that so I think it’s gutsy and cool. But, it’s also living on the edge, and for some of you, that’s your worst nightmare. So, I’ll give you some dates on when things need to be done on order to get it installed by Christmas.
Inset cabinets: orders need to be in today, so if you’re wanting inset and you’re not either at the shop ordering now or making a frantic phone call to get your order in (which would have to be for something that’s already been planned and measured), you’re going to be enjoying your new inset cabinetry in January. This is because inset cabinets are super custom and handcrafted, and take 8 weeks to make. And, since the cabinetmakers want some time to do their Christmas shopping too, they’re taking a break for two weeks in December.
If you want full-overlay cabinets (the standard look), you still have a little bit of time to get these ordered and installed before Christmas. The way it works with any cabinet order is that you need to meet with our staff to get your kitchen planned and your estimate, and then we come out to do a final measure before the cabinet order is put in. The final day to get these cabinets installed before Christmas is to have your final order put in by November 10. This means you should show up as much before then as possible, so we can get your kitchen planned to perfection in 3D, plus final measurements done, before November 10.
If you’re ordering lighting, flooring, wallpaper, cabinet hardware, or door hardware, call the shop at 615-721-7986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see what the lead time is. Some of these are quick and some are less quick. We’ll do whatever we can to get your order in right away so you can have these installed before Christmas.
We also have some amazing new stuff that’ll be available on the website soon and in our showroom, including copper tubs, brass sinks, and custom metal hoods that are oh-so-cool. This sink is one of my favorites:
Here’s what it looks like from the front:
It would look perfect in a half-bath near this kitchen, which a client is ordering today:
This is Starmark beaded inset cabinetry in Dove. Dove is a really nice white, and it has been our most popular color of inset cabinets. This client wanted to get this kitchen in time for Christmas, so she’s been with us all day getting the plans finalized! After lunch, her dog Riley came in and joined us, too:
Now is the time to start planning if you want to get your project started after Christmas, too! Orders after November 10 and until the 3rd week of December will arrive in January, and we can schedule your installation to be when your house is already a mess with the taking down of Christmas decorations. If you were planning a new kitchen or bathrooms/flooring/etc for this spring, you may want to order early and get it installed in January or February to avoid the rush (and longer wait times) in the spring.
Okay, I have to get back to my mom’s visit so I’m signing off for now!
Clark the kitty says, “stay cozy”.