During the first visit to our client's property, we discuss how we can maximise the given space and brainstorm design options. As no two homes have the same layout, we see each project as a one-off design. Our analysis sometimes leads us into looking at how the whole ground floor functions and we may make recommendations on issues much wider than just the kitchen.
We may waive charges for a visit if your project is near one of our design studios. Otherwise, an initial design consultation is available for a nominal fee with no further obligation. One of the main purposes of this first visit is to estimate the cost of a design proposal.
Unlike many other kitchen companies, we don't have a pre-designed line of furniture. All of our projects begin with a design proposal. These creative documents encapsulate your wants and needs for your ideal kitchen and include a cost estimate for your Johnny Grey project.
We develop this from our conversations with you, our site visit to your space and the fundamental design philosophies of Johnny Grey Studios.
After you have approved the proposal, we start to design your kitchen. We work closely with you through a series of design meetings during which we will typically put forth two or three different solutions for your space. These meetings culminate in a presentation of the final design, which will then be refined.
You will receive a computer-generated floor plan and elevations, design sketches and perspective drawings, and a revised schedule and detailed costing document. Hand-created colour renderings show you what your Johnny Grey luxury kitchen will look like. The design phase typically takes four to eight weeks, but this can vary.
Once you commission the project we can start to make the necessary preparations to begin manufacturing your custom kitchen furniture. This involves liaising with architects, contractors, furniture makers and other artisans.
If you do not have an interior designer or architect we can offer additional services, ranging from lighting design, service planning through to full interior decoration.
Our workshops are places where the use of head, hands and heart is balanced in the making of beautiful things. We work with a team of highly trained, world-class craftsmen and artists to build your luxury kitchen, using only the finest materials and production techniques.
First we produce workshop drawings that we will go over with you before we start manufacture. You are welcome, and positively encouraged, to visit the workshops where your furniture is being made. The production phase ranges between three to four months.
Johnny Grey professionals are available to properly fit and install your furniture. Johnny Grey Studios will supply your contractor with manufacture and service drawings; we also provide construction administration services and are accustomed to working closely with building contractors. Once the site is checked for readiness to receive our furniture, we oversee delivery.
Our team installs the cabinetry within approximately two to four weeks depending on the complexity and scale of the project. When countertops and appliances are installed, we return once more to do any necessary fine tuning.