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Design in a Bag is an e-design service that KitchenLab offers clients that don’t necessarily need our full range of design services. In addition, Design in a Bag is available to homeowners located outside of the Chicagoland region, because all correspondence is done through a combination of email and phone. Our remote e-design services start at $5000. These services may be limited to one type, or a combination of, the list below depending on how the client prefers to use the hours.

  • 5-7 space plan options for review
  • Detailed schematic floor plan and elevations showing dimensions, door style, hardware and universal cabinet nomenclature, and relevant furniture layouts
  • Suggestions for countertops, backsplash,  tile, cabinet color, flooring, lighting, plumbing, appliances, hardware, barstools, etc…
  • Phone and email consultations
  • Materials will be sent as PDF’s via email as well as mailed hard copies
  • 25 hour cap including calls and emails
  • Leadtime 30 working days*

 What we need from you:

  • Architectural plans from architect/designer (to-scale, showing dimensions, preferably not photo copies – scaled original prints, scaled pdfs or electronic AutoCad files preferred) -or-  Hand drawn plan from contractor, carpenter, or other party willing to be responsible for measurements – showing walls, windows, ceiling heights, etc.
  • Critical info: wall dimensions, locations of windows, doors, and mechanical obstacles
  • Ceiling heights, window sill heights, overall window and door heights
  • Trim, casing, base trim, crown moulding information if relevant
  • Pictures of your existing space and 1 or 2 exterior shots of the house (if it’s a remodel)
  • Links to your houzz ideabooks, pinterest boards, and user names so we can more easily find you

 Optional Additional Services:

  • Fully custom 3d color rendering based on your kitchen floor plan and finishes starting at $1500
  • Electrical and mechanical drawings $500-$1000

To contact us about our remote e-design service, please email KitchenLab at: info@kitchenlabdesign.com. Remember to put design in a bag in your subject line, or call us at 773.495.4557

*leadtimes are subject to client feedback and availability