Our Process


Step One

Free Assessment

When initially speaking with homeowners, we determine the details of the project and establish budgets first, then help you make material selections and designs that compliment your budget. This process ensures that you, as the homeowner, are working towards a budget, rather than planning towards an open ended and costly renovation. Until a complete set of working drawings are complete, it is difficult to give a firm quotation for a project, but we will give you an idea of the type of renovation you can expect given your budget. We will then be able to set up an appointment with our estimator to meet in your home to review design and determine the scale of the project.

Step Two

Firm Price Quotation / Planning & Design

Once a budget has been established, concept/design drawings are complete (if required), and specifications set out for the scope of work, Sun Ray Kitchen and Bath will provide you with a FIRM PRICE quotation that will include all aspects of the renovation. We will also provide a clear and concise written contract, which explains the obligations of both Sun Ray Kitchen and Bath and you as the homeowner i.e. payments, change orders, site conditions, guarantees, unexpected items, and other assurances. Time frame for receiving your quotation will vary depending on home owner selections and suppliers. Allow 1-2 weeks, a 50% deposit of quotation total will be required to begin any project and the final 50% due upon completion.

Step Three

Project Planning

After all the details of work are determined, and a FIRM PRICE quotation has been accepted, planning for your project begins: materials are ordered, and building trades are scheduled. This stage is crucial and requires great effort by ALL parties, as a delayed or improperly selected material can cause major delays during renovations, at great costs.

Step Four

Rough-In-Work Begins

Prior to the commencement of any work, we prepare your home for construction. Temporary partitions are set up, floors are protected, and tools are placed in a designated area. Work then begins with demolition and preparations are made for rough-in construction work such as plumbing, electrical, mechanical systems, and rough carpentry. Progress payments for work are dispersed as set out in the quotation.

Step Five

Finishing Work Begins

Once the foundation has been set for finishing work, and all rough in construction has been completed, the pleasing elements of your project will start to come together: finishing carpentry, flooring, painting, fixtures, cabinetry, lighting, etc. Again, progress payments for work are dispersed as set out in your quotation.

Step Six

Completion

After the construction of your project is complete, you will be asked to review the work and give final approval. We will then inform you of any regular maintenance required to protect your investment.

Did you know...



Locating contractors and getting "free estimates" is one way to start a renovation, but it may not be the best approach. This method may ignore key design elements of your project, and details of materials and installation methods. These estimates also typically underestimate actual project costs. Here's why...
  • contractors need extremely specific details from you to provide an accurate bid, details that often require planning and design
  • "FREE estimates" rarely include everything, and will ultimately lead to changes and change orders that will raise the ultimate price you pay
  • planning without setting a budget is the single biggest mistake a homeowner can make concerning their renovation
  • major decisions left till after renovations are started can cause delays, and problems for the homeowner, contractor and trades
  • to effectively compare quotations, the scope of work must be extremely well defined
Remember, most qualified and reputable contractors reject competitive bidding because a detailed and comprehensive estimate involves an incredible amount of time and effort. Investing in this process, only to lose the job to a lower and possibly less thorough bid, does not make sense.


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