Greenville Showroom Design Process and Measurement Guides
Meet the Designer
Keri Rossback has been a member of the GNH Lumber staff for 17 years. Her passion for design led her to Cazenovia College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design in 2011. Immediately after, she joined GNH’s Kitchen and Bath Design Team, where she has assisted clients in making their design dreams a reality ever since.
Keri thrives from challenges that come with residential design. She assists her clients from the first sketches and conceptualization to the final layout and completion of the project. Her knowledge of design and extensive experience in customer service, combined with her decade long background in the lumber industry, allows her to create lasting designs that are as functional and efficient as they are beautiful.
Contact Keri Rossback
Contact Keri Rossback: Keri.Rossback@gnhlumber.com
Keri Rossback's Design Checklist
Schedule an In-Store or Phone Consultation
The first step to creating a beautiful new space is to schedule a consultation. Take advantage of my vast experience, wealth of tips, tricks, and recommendations. I offer both in-store and phone consultations for your convenience. When you reach out, please include:
- contact information
- address of the remodel
- preferred project timeline
- contractor information
Explore Ideas with Me
During the initial consultation, we will explore everything about your project, including timeline, contractor information, ideas, inspiration, goals, and much more. Bring the dimensions of your existing space, and any examples you might have of styles, colors, and layouts you would like to achieve. It also helps to have a budget in mind prior to this initial meeting so that we can hit the ground running on your new design.
The first step to planning a successful remodel is to get a clear picture of the space you have to work with. Sketch out the basic shape of the room and all current counters, appliances, or other built-in fixtures. Then take measurements and record them on the sketch, so that you can best fit your new plans into the existing space.
> See Measurement Guide Below
See Full Room Measurement Guide Below
Finalize Your Design
After the consultation, I will begin to develop your design. Design curation takes between 2-3 weeks on average. During this step, I may contact you for details or clarification, or to request more information about your kitchen or bath design needs.
Your 3-D Presentation
When your design is ready, we will schedule a follow-up meeting in the showroom. You will explore a digital 3-D presentation of your new space based on your specific needs, goals, and budget. Together, we will discuss any desired edits or alterations.
Adjustments to Your Design
If any changes were requested, you’ll enter the modification phase. During this step, we modify the 3-D design to better align with your vision, style, and budget. Design alterations take an average of 2-3 weeks but can take longer depending on the number of requested changes. Once the changes are complete, a final plan will be presented for approval.
Deposit and Final Measurements
Once your final design is approved, we accept a 50% deposit on materials and schedule an appointment for me to perform a final site measure as needed. For bathroom projects, I will determine if a final site measure is necessary based on your design, or if the dimensions can be confirmed by your contractor.
Placing Orders and Next Steps
4-6 Weeks MINIMUM
We can now place orders for all the components of your new space: cabinetry, countertops, tile, fixtures, and more. This step will take at least 4-6 weeks (please note: this is an estimate only. Lead times are subject to change due to very high volume). As you wait for your materials to arrive, we shift the focus to planning for the project.
Product Arrival and Delivery
At this step, your carefully selected products arrive at our Greenville Showroom. Your final payment is due at this time and I or my assistant, Lauren, will contact you to schedule a delivery of goods to your home. This may involve coordinating a date with your contractor’s team.
Finalize and Follow-Up
After your project is completed, you can expect a follow-up from our team. We want to make sure that you are completely satisfied with your new space. We might even ask you to send photos of your completed project so that we can share them with our future clients.
Room Measurement Guide
Before remodeling a space, you should first take measurements of the room so you can plan accordingly. It’s often easiest to visualize this by sketching out a floorplan of the existing space. You can do this on any paper, though you may choose to use graph paper to help with drawing straight lines. Whatever you use, don’t worry about accurate scaling – you can note the dimensions on the drawing afterwards.
There are a lot of elements to be sure you include in your floorplan. This includes doors, windows, appliances, and anything built in, like counters. You also need to remember to think in 3D — not only how long the wall is, but how high the ceiling is and how deep built in counters or shelves. To help you get as much detail as possible, we’ve put together the following checklist.
Room Measurement Checklist
- Sketch the basic outline of the kitchen. Use pencil, so that it will be easy to make changes. Label each wall with a letter or number for easy reference in the future, and include the full length, in inches, when you measure corner to corner. You may also wish to take pictures so that your designer can better see the elements you reference.
- Add all openings and obstructions. On the outline, mark the location of every door, window, or other opening. Measure the width and height of each in inches, and add that information to your drawing. For any opening that doesn’t go all the way to the floor, measure the distance from the floor to the bottom of the opening. Next look for any other obstructions — radiators, for example — and mark their locations and measurements in the same way.
- Add plumbing fixtures and appliances. The next step is to mark the location of all plumbing fixtures and appliances. Even if you’re planning on replacing them, the current location of the necessary hookups will be important information. Measure in inches from the location of the connection in the wall (pipes, gas hookup, etc) to the nearest side wall (for connections that come through the floor rather than a wall, measure to the two nearest walls). If you can’t see exactly where the connection is, measure from the center of the appliance. Also note the height, width, and depth of each appliance you are considering keeping. Note all these measurements on your drawing.
- Add counters and cabinets. If you’re planning on replacing cabinets but not flooring, you’ll still need the current cabinets’ footprint — the width and depth — so that you know the area that needs to be covered. If you’re not planning on replacing cabinets, be sure to record the height as well.
- Add the electric. Indicate all electrical outlets and switches on your sketch. Measure in inches from the center of the panel to the nearest wall, and add this information to your floorplan. You may also wish to note the number of outlets or switches in each panel. If you know how your outlets are divided into different circuits or if any are high voltage or GFCI note that as well.
- Measure the height. Finally, how tall is the space you are working in? Measure from floor to ceiling in a few different places around the room to make sure you have an accurate overall height. If there is anywhere with a different ceiling height — one example is a soffit in a kitchen, which is the lower part that can fill in above cabinets — be sure to measure the height, width, and depth of these as well.
- Confirm your measurements. Once you’ve completed your floorplan, be sure to double-check your work. Do individual elements along a wall correctly add up to your measurement for the full length of the wall? Are elements that appear the same size labeled with similar measurements? Re-measure anything you are unsure of.
You’re now ready to start planning your new room! With an accurate base to build on, you can prevent problems down the road. Get in touch with one of GNH’s designers today to begin your remodel.
Countertop Measurement Guide
If you’re looking for a replacement countertop, you should start by taking a few basic measurements. First, measure the width and length of the counter. If you have an L-shaped counter, make sure you measure from the end of the counter to the wall for both legs. If you’ve got a room sketch, mark the dimensions on the sketch.
Next, measure any cutouts you need in the counter. This includes the length and width of the sink as well as the size of the faucet base. Also be sure to note if you have a spray nozzle or soap dispenser built into the counter and indicate where the base is and how big it is. Measure in inches from the edge of the sink or other cutout to the closest wall.
After measuring cutouts, be sure to note any backsplashes. If you have these panels that protect your wall (usually found behind a sink or stove), measure their height, length, and depth, as well as their distance from the floor.
Finally, note everywhere your counters will need a finished edge versus where they will be against a wall or appliance.
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Video guides available online.
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