Our millwork estimation process explained:
Estimation of our millwork, cabinetry, or other special woodwork projects will typically consist of the following steps:
Free Estimate Portion:
- Cabinetry and other millwork will be estimated using a footage estimate based either on your plans or a rough measurement of your space.
- Various details such as (painted or stained cabinetry, and cabinetry heights, etc.) will be gathered from you to help us get a slightly more accurate estimate.
- A rough estimate will then be provided to you for free.
- The rough estimate process will also include either one in-house meeting at our offices or one on-site meeting at your residence.
- Based on the rough estimate, you will then decide if you would like to move forward with your project with OCS as your trade provider.
Paid Estimate Portion:
- In order to provide an accurate, precise estimate, your cabinetry and other millwork will need to be drawn in CAD and 3D. This drawing provides us with all the material expenses for your cabinetry, but it also confirms between you and us whether or not you like the design…because there’s no use in pricing a design you’re not happy with.
- Your cabinetry design process will be billed in whole-hour increments and this charge will be estimated based on our experience with projects such as yours
- You will receive an invoice for this design process and once payment for this invoice has been received, your cabinetry design project will be added to our design calendar.
- It will be very beneficial for all of us, for you to provide us with as much information (pics, color samples, Pinterest pages, Instagram posts, etc.) as you can gather before this first design takes place due to the fact it could potentially impact the design in a positive manner and therefore reduce your future design costs by reducing the number of billable hours incurred.
- The design you are paying for includes one major estimate revision and the design will be yours to keep once it is finished.
- All future meetings to discuss design changes, product selections, on-site meetings, etc. will be billed in addition to the initial design invoice. The initial design invoice is structured to cover the first design revision only. That way if you decide to stop the process at that time, you have not committed a large sum of money to the project.
- Pending the completion of all design changes, product selections, etc., a final design invoice will be presented to you. This invoice will cover the time expended to complete all requested changes, complete any necessary estimate revisions, client meetings, on-site meetings, and any in-house meetings. Upon receipt of payment for the final design invoice, an accurate estimate will be provided to you, along with an updated copy of your CAD and 3D drawings.