Design, Selection, and Planning

Your home is an extension of your personality, lifestyle, and individuality. These unique aspects of your personality are reflected in the choices made in your home, particularly in its cabinetry. In order to begin the design process, it is helpful for us to have a general idea of the scope of the project, so that we can be prepared to meet with you.

Where will you be using cabinetry provided by DeRita Woodworking? What are your needs for storage, or display? What functions will the cabinetry perform?

Generally, we provide cabinets in the kitchen, pantry, baths, and laundry, but we also offer built-ins and fine cabinetry for libraries and dens. In order to proceed with preliminary drawings, we will need working blueprints or room dimensions (this includes ceiling heights of each room receiving cabinetry).

Prior to our first meeting, consider the style of cabinetry you will select. Cabinet styles range from traditional to country, rustic, contemporary, and mixed. Think about the overall design style of your home and neighborhood, your furnishings, and lifestyle, in determining cabinet style. Cabinet styles can be mixed from room to room, but it is usually more effective to stay with a consistent theme throughout the home.

Creating a “Wish List” is a helpful way to begin designing your project, be it an entire kitchen, or a simple corner built in.

If you have pictures from magazines that reflect your tastes, bring them to our initial meeting. Carefully consider your budget. One of the first topics we will discuss is your budget range. A realistic budget estimate at this stage is critical–it will help us guide you toward achieving a high quality product at maximum value.