Flat lay of tile, cabinet and backsplash design for a white and gold kitchen with walnut floors and granite counters.

Design First

The difference between big box stores/DIYers and us is a well thought out space driven by design. Most of our designers help think about how you can change your layout, move doorways or, possibly, remove walls to accomplish your goals. But, they can also just use cabinetry to utilize your space better and bring out your personality.


Our Process

Couple looking at iPad in design consultation with Showplace Design Center.

Step 1 → Design Consultation

Contact the showroom nearest you for an appointment, or simply stop in. We’ll discuss the type of project, wants, needs, location, budget, contractor, timeframe, design fee (if applicable), etc. We may explore door styles, finish options, internal components, and more while in the showroom.

Feel free to bring samples of new or existing flooring, tile, paint color, trim, etc., inspiration photos, your budget, and your wish list for storage capabilities, functionality, etc.

Work with a professional cabinet planner the maximize kitchen design in our Denver showroom.

Step 2 → In-home Measure

Next, we’ll schedule a meeting at your home to measure your space, discuss function, flow, wants, needs, etc. If you’re building new, we’ll need your floorplan, and schedule a site visit later.

We’ll use this time to gain an understanding of the overall project scope: Is the project isolated to a single room? Will multiple rooms be affected? Will we need to consider blending old and new?

Cabinet render by Showplace Design Center to visualize the new kitchen concepts.

Step 3 → Design

With what we learn during steps 1 and 2, we’ll begin designing a layout(s) for you to consider. This varies by season, showroom, and designer, but we typically ask for 1-2 weeks to prepare an initial design + pricing.

We’ll schedule a time to present the initial design and ideas + renderings to better envision the space, and talk or select finishes, countertops, tile, hardware, etc.

All projects and clients are unique, so the stages and phases can vary, but lots of back and forth is common as we make final selections, changes, and tweaks.

A woman at her laptop ordering cabinets online from Showplace Cabinetry

Step 4 → Place Orders

Once you’re ready, we’ll finalize the design and prepare the contract. We’ll conduct a final measure, and cabinets and other materials will be ordered. We’ll also communicate timeframes and expectations.

Showplace cabinets are shipped to you.

Step 5 → Delivery

Once your cabinets are ready, we’ll reach out and coordinate delivery. Our delivery team will bring everything to you.

We’ll ask you to prep an area that is clear of debris, temperature- and humidity-controlled, and on the ground level.

We recommend keeping cabinets boxed until installation to avoid any potential damage.

A man installing new cabinets in his kitchen.

Step 6 → Install

We do not service installation. Therefore, you will need to vet and hire your own contractor or crew to install your cabinets, hardware, sinks, etc.

Upon unboxing your cabinets during install, contact your designer with any questions or concerns. We’re used to working with carpenters to make sure the plans go from paper to in-person just as envisioned!

A husband and wife smiling in their kitchen that has white inset cabinets, white subway tile backsplash, and white marble-style countertops.

Step 7 → Enjoy!

Once your project is complete, enjoy! And, if you ever have any questions, feel free to send our way.

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