Our Remodeling Process
Initial Design Consultation
The thought of remodeling your home often brings feelings of excitement and joy, soon followed
anxiety and frustration. Let one of our experienced designers help put the remodeling process in
FDB offers a free, no obligation, one-hour consultation to review and discuss your
this meeting, it our objective to understand your motivation and goals surrounding your unique remodeling
project. From there, we can help define your priorities, set realistic timeline expectations, and
help establish that ever important budget window. At the conclusion of this meeting, you will have a
better understanding of all that is involved, project timelines, and comparable project costs.
- Showroom Appointments in Chantilly, VA
- Define Priorities
- Review of your Project
- Establish Budget
Field Measure & DocumentationWe will enter into a Design & Planning Agreement. This fee is based on the scope of work and complexity of your remodel project. Next, our designers will visit your home to measure, photograph, and document your existing space
At the first design presentation our designers will present to you several design concepts, a
detailed scope of work,
and product selection options that have been chosen by your designer. Project decisions will be made on both design
and product selections. These decisions in conjunction with any scope of work changes will be incorporated into
the revision meeting.
SCOPE OF WORK
Revision meetings are scheduled to document and clearly define all selections and project
Once complete, a comprehensive, fixed price proposal/contract is presented.
- Present Revisions
- Review & Finalize Plans & Selections
- Review & Sign Proposal / Contract
After review, all project materials are ordered, verified, and storage at our facility until start of project
- Internal Review
- Product Ordering
- Secure Storage Of Product
In-Home Project Review
At this time, our project manager will discuss a tentative start date and will become your
point of contact moving forward.
- Job Site Inspection
- Verify Plans
- Tentative Scheduling
Our project Manager and in-House craftsmen will keep you informed throughout the duration of
project. You can be assured that all design details will be delivered as expected and that your
project has turned out exactly as planned.
Once your project has been completed, our Project Manager will do a final walk through to
everything has been completed as per design. The final inspection by our project manager is
essential to the project’s completion. We take extra care to make sure that every detail is completed to your
specifications, and that they meet our own stringent guidelines.
Our Countertop Process
Tell Us About Your Project
Let us know what you’re looking for, your price range, and what your colors, cabinets, and other surfaces look like, so we can find a complementary stone. If you don’t have those things selected yet, don’t worry! We have a selection of sinks, cabinets, and hardware available.
View Our Offerings
Stop by our showroom to view our full slab stones and remnants that we have in stock. Our friendly sales staff is happy to assist you, as much or as little as you would like. We don’t work on commission, so there is never any pressure from us; we’re just here to help!
Pick Out Your Stone
Once you’ve seen everything we have to offer, the next step is to select and purchase a stone. We will hold a full stone slab or remnant for you for a designated amount of time if you need a little time to decide. We can also order a stone slab based on your sample and have it in our showroom in as little as a week with no obligation to buy.
Create the Template
When you’ve selected a stone, we come out to your home to measure and create a template of your countertop. We do all measuring and templating by hand and create physical templates of the space, instead of using laser or digital imaging equipment.
Create the Layout
When the template has been created, we lay it out directly on the stone to determine the appearance of the piece once cut and shaped. We welcome your input, and we will do our best to ensure that any color, movement, or part of the stone falls where you would like it to in your finished countertop.
Fabricate Your Countertop
This is where the artistry comes in. We cut, fabricate, edge, and hand-polish your stone, just as we’ve been doing over a decade.
Install Your Countertops
The final step is installation: we bring in your new countertops and install them, ensuring that everything fits and meets your approval.