Our Process

Inspiration

Whether you've been inspired by a recent trip to Italy, a picture in a magazine or just addicted to HGTV, most of our clients come to us with a passionate appreciation for great design. While they may not know how to achieve what they want, or even know what it is about that piece of art that intrigues them, they come to us to create that feeling in their home. A space that is uniquely theirs - a reflection of what inspires them.

Consultation

Our design process begins with you. We'll set up an appointment with you to learn more about your goals and ideas for the project, and how you'd like to use the completed space. After all, it's only a great kitchen for you if it fits your lifestyle and meets your needs. During your consultation we will determine your needs and come up with a rough budget for your project. If at the end of your consultation, you feel confident that we are the right people to help you achieve your design goals, we will start our design process.

Design

We believe that great design doesn't just happen. It's the product of years of training, exceptional listening, an active imagination and exhaustive attention to detail. Whether you're remodeling your current home or building one from the ground up, we will design a well-planned space that is both functional and beautiful. To create the overall aesthetic you desire, we will recommend creating shapes, finishes, colors, textures, and bring your project to life with a series of diagrams, layouts and renderings to help you visualize the space. To enhance our chosen design, we can incorporate appliances, counter top materials, tile, flooring, plumbing fixtures and lighting for your project. While the possibilities are endless, only one combination is just right for you.

Design and Build

With our final design approved, we create construction drawings, lighting plans, tile diagrams and many more specification drawings that detail our vision for the skilled trades we employ. Our skilled installation team is assembled, prepared and ready for our previously arranged start date. If you are remodeling, Modern Touches is a fully licensed contractor in Iowa and can handle the entire job for you. We will provide you with a detailed calendar of events and as the owner I am your personal project manager. While all lengthy projects require patience, we minimize your inconvenience and treat your home as if it were our own.

Remodeling

Remodeling a kitchen takes vision, a plan and meticulous attention to detail.  At Modern Touches we specialize in design, cabinetry, and have years of experience remodeling kitchens throughout Iowa.

We create beautiful kitchens to suit your personal style. We are equally versed in designing within an existing footprint, taking in surrounding areas or adding new space. We can help you decide which option is your best investment.

We don’t stop at design. We’ll offer a private line of custom crafted cabinets locally made to order from the finest craftsmen and help you select and obtain fixtures, appliances, tile and paint. Since Modern Touches is a fully licensed contractor in Iowa, we can handle the project in every stage of transformation. Your project will be planned and managed by me, and I will execute each phase of construction according to an approved schedule.

Communication

Remodeling your home is an exciting experience!  There are a lot of important decisions you will need to make from the time you approve the initial drawings, to enjoying your finished project!  We know how important every decision you make is, and how important it is that you can follow every aspect of the process.

That's why we offere secure, online access to your very own webpage with all the details and selections for your project!  You  will be able to track photos of the construction progress, view the build schedule, view and approve change orders and selections, as well as access important documents.  From online warranty claims, to the online messaging system, you can easily communicate with our team 24/7, no matter if you are at home, work, or even on vacation!

Project Completion

When the last nail has been driven and all of the workers have left your home, we send a professional cleaning crew to leave your kitchen, bathroom, basement or custom home sparkling clean and ready for you to enjoy. We warranty our work and are proud that so many of our clients have referred us to their family and friends, which is the best thank you we could ever receive.