Shapiro Design Group

Our Design Process

With you every step of the way

How the Shapiro Design Group Design Process Works

First meeting

This is the first (and not too pretty) set of measurements that are taken at our first meeting should you decide to move forward with Shapiro Design Group. Click the image below to see more detail.

Shapiro Design Group Residential Design Process
Client's original kitchen, laundry and powder room floor lan

Second Meeting

At our second meeting, we review a rough sketch (and sometimes a second option) for your proposed kitchen layout. We are now looking at appliance and sink placement, traffic flow, and general functionality. During this meeting, if you decide to move forward with Shapiro Design Group, we ask for a retainer and provide a formal agreement for our work together.

Shapiro Design Group Residential Design Process
Proposed Kitchen, Laundry Room and Powder Room Floor Plan

Third Meeting

Once we agree on where the appliances and sink(s) should go, we start adding cabinets and this is where the kitchen starts coming alive! This is also where we put the sketches in autoCAD so you can see clean drawings of both the floor plan and elevations of your proposed kitchen

Shapiro Design Group Residential Design Process
Kitchen - Existing Floor Plan

Meeting to Order Cabinets

Once we have agree on every detail for your kitchen including layout, cabinet style, finishes, accessories, moldings, etc, we review the final plans for your approval. These plans are used to order your cabinets. You will sign off on the plans, the cabinet contract, as well as an actual door style(s) with finishes.

Examples of the Shapiro Design Group Design Process

Click each drawing to enlarge and see how the process evolves from a client hand drawing to professional design illustrations.

Shapiro Design Group Residential Design Process
Kitchen - Proposed Floor Plan
Shapiro Design Group Residential Design Process
Kitchen Proposed Floor Plan Option 2
Shapiro Design Group Residential Design Process
Elevation Options
Shapiro Design Group Residential Design Process
Elevation Options
Shapiro Design Group Residential Design Process
Elevation Options
Shapiro Design Group Residential Design Process
Elevation Options

Let's Work Together

What Lisa Shapiro Brings to Your Project

We merge a classic sense of style with great design that features unexpected touches and special aesthetics to residential design.
With our creativity, knowledge and years of experience, we built relationships with architects, contractors and vendors to deliver your dream design.
Shapiro Design Group creates a home with custom spaces our clients can grow into and stand the test of time.