When it comes to designing your kitchen, layout is one of the most important decisions you will make. You want to create a space that is functional for your lifestyle. A space that contributes to the flow of your work, rather than restrict it.
Your Handcrafted Experience
Thank you for choosing Chervin - we're honoured to be your custom cabinetry provider. Here's a roadmap for the journey we're about to take together from design consultation to dream cabinetry in your own home...
The designer understood perfectly what I was looking for. She advised me about functionality and design in a very professional way. The finished product is beautiful and shows superior craftsmanship, and was even done in the proposed time frame.
What you can expect...
At Chervin, we hold ourselves to a high standard we like to call "The Golden Means of Perfection". Based on both The Golden Rule of Service ("do to your customers as you want done to you as a customer") and the mathematical principle of The Golden Ratio, our tagline reminds us to always strive for impeccable design and service – from pleasing aesthetics, through to sturdy and integrous materials, and a trustworthy, engaging experience. You have a dream for your space and we want to turn that dream into a reality - the most beautiful and balanced cabinetry you can imagine.
Cabinetry is more than just storage space – it’s an opportunity to express personality in a practical way; a gathering place for meals, homework, and hosting; and a way to maximize the value of your home. We are a custom cabinetry company founded on principles like integrity, quality, and passion, and are proud of our obsession with details. Our past clients describe us in their testimonials as meticulous, quality, talented, understanding, open, patient, and trustworthy. We are grateful for every opportunity to think outside the box with our clients, using our gifts in design, planning, production, and installation, to ensure the end result is cabinetry that beautifully aligns with both their style and lifestyle. We can't wait to unleash that potential in your home, too.
Our Promises to You
- Maximize your space
- Give you the greatest value for your budget
- Stick with you from start to finish
- Treat your home like our own
- Think creatively and strategically
- Communicate openly
- Deliver a flawless final product
One Step at a Time
Before we get into the details of each individual stage of our process, here's a high-level overview of how we will work together as we design, handcraft, and deliver your dream cabinetry. Keep scrolling or click "learn more" under each step to unpack the what and why behind it...
You Share Your Vision
From storage to style, it's time for you to unveil your cabinetry dreams...
We Measure Your Space
To be meticulous in craftsmanship, we need precise numbers right up front...
You Review Our Preliminary Drawings
We've turned your dreams into designs and we can't wait to get your feedback...
Together we Finalize the Details
Our preliminary renderings were a blending of your vision and our recommendations, but now it's time to get down to the details. This is a big step with lots of decisions to make, but every small choice is valuable when they add up to your dream cabinetry...
Together, We Review the Final Plan
Now that the designs are updated with your favourite finishing touches, it's time to get your approval before we pick up any saws or sanders...
We Plunge into Production
This is when you sit back and relax while our talented team gets down to handcrafting your future masterpiece...
Together We Determine Site Readiness
Before our delivery team shows up, there are a few things we have to confirm - for the safety of our team, your family, and your home...
We Deliver Cabinetry
A couple Chervin team members and a large Chervin truck are about to show up at your house - and we promise you'll be thrilled to know them...
We Install Cabinetry
Our Install team is meticulous, friendly, and committed to treating every detail of your home with the respect of their own; it's time to make your cabinets at home...
Together, We Inspect Your New Cabinets and You Give Approval
Our work isn't done until your needs are met and your expectations exceeded; let's walk through your space together and watch your face light up...
Bring along any ideas or photos you have to show your Chervin designer what is inspiring, practical, and beautiful to you. Pull ideas of what you like (and don’t like!) from sources like Pinterest, Instagram, Houzz, our website, magazines, friends’ homes, and your current space. Establish a comfortable budget, too.
Your Chervin cabinetry will be entirely custom to you, your needs, and your desires, so to keep things moving forward well, it’s important we know up front what your current space is missing and what you’d never want to live without. It’s also important to know as much up front as you can so we can give you the most accurate budgetary quote possible early on.
Your designer will visit your home (or review blueprints) to record detailed measurements. You will have a preliminary discussion on potential cabinetry layout, and pay the Design Fee.
Why:Accurate measurements early on mean fewer revisions and delays. Being on site helps your designer understand the context for your cabinetry. The Design Fee covers a complete design package, including 2D drawings and 3D renderings.
Take a look at initial 2D and 3D concepts of how your space could look and how various features could be incorporated. Give feedback to your designer and begin tweaking the plans for your dream cabinetry.
Why:It’s much easier to narrow down the details when you can truly visualize your future space. Our renderings help you, and your designer, move ahead with clarity and inspiration.
The planning resource to the right offers a great overview of the many decisions that now need to be finalized... but don’t be overwhelmed! While the final choices are of course up to you, we will be there to guide, advise, and support you through the whole process. This is also the time to pay your first deposit.
Why:Postponed decision-making can lead to delays, miscommunications, and errors. To stay on track, partner with us in finalizing these decisions on time (before the technical engineering of your cabinetry) and to your liking.
It's time to dive into some detailed decision making - but don't worry - we're on this journey with you! Download this checklist to get started.
After our Engineering team has an opportunity to update the aesthetics and work out all the technical details of your cabinetry (based on the decisions made in Step 4), it’s time for us to sit down and get your final feedback. Let us know what makes you excited (or concerned) and give final approval.
Why:If you peek ahead, Step 6 is when the building begins. It’s important we make any final adjustments to your designs now, so that the correct materials are sourced and the right staff are assigned to the production of your cabinetry, to avoid any delays or additional expenses, and ensure your experience stays fluid, rewarding, and on track.
Why:Our clients love meeting the team behind the scenes that handcrafts their cabinetry - and our team would love to meet you! See for yourself how many talented people are invested in bringing your quality cabinetry to life.
Before installing your new cabinets and countertops, there are several other aspects of your space that need to be completed. Work with your designer and other contractors to align everyone’s timing and ensure the most safe and fluid delivery and installation process.
Why:If the items to the right are not complete by the time our delivery and installation teams arrive, not only will the process take longer (potentially incurring storage fees for the unexpected time in our warehouse), but your cabinets may be at risk of damage in a crowded and unfinished space. Coordinating your contractors helps everyone.
Download your site readiness checklist to make sure you and your space are prepared!
Two members of our Delivery Team will arrive at your home in a Chervin truck and unpack the components of your cabinetry onto blankets and paper (to protect your flooring). Your next deposit is due at this stage.
Why:We believe in treating your home like our own, so we take extra care to ensure your home is left as tidy and protected as possible. Renovations have a reputation for being chaotic, but we do our best to ensure your Chervin experience is as low-stress as possible.
One to three of our friendly, professional, and meticulous Installers will spend several work days securing your cabinetry. Once the base cabinets are installed, your countertop provider will come to template (and later install). If applicable, once plumbing is complete, we will return to measure and install any drawers below the sink you’ve asked to have custom fit.
Why:Fabulous construction and quality materials are only valuable if your cabinets (and countertops) are also expertly fit and undoubtedly stable. As an option available to you, custom-fit, sub-sink drawers provide you with the maximum storage space and most fluid work space you could hope for. You’re welcoming us into your home - we want your experience to be nothing but positive - and our Installers are outstanding at doing just that!
Your designer does a complete walk-through of your finished space, ensuring everything is as promised and in perfect condition (or noted for repair/replacement by our Service Technician, if necessary). You inspect and give final approval, then complete your final payment.
Why:At the end of the day, this is your home - it's integral that you love the space and that it lives up to all your hopes and expectations. if you need anything adjusted later on, give us a call and we will respond.
For years, our cupboards have been a place of hiding for all the things we do not want our guests to see. Those days are over! With the proper styling, contents, and colours, open shelving can not only be a statement maker in your most used space, but it can also be functional.