A Client-Focused Design Process

At Denise Quade Design, we create relationships that endure the test of time because we see the value in going above and beyond on every project to bring your visions to life. This should be an exciting time for you. If you feel stressed about the many decisions ahead, please let us help take the pain out of the process. Because... If you live in it, you should love it!

How Our Process Works

Initial Call

No charge

Whether you’ve been referred to us by a friend or if you filled out our online form, one of our designers will reach out to you to better understand your project. In this conversation, we'll go over our process and confirm your interest in moving forward with us.

First Meeting

Design Retainer Varies by Project Scope

This meeting occurs at your home, where we measure your space and discuss your project goals. It's beneficial to be prepared with information about any new appliances or plumbing fixtures you'll be using.  Once we've discussed the project details, we can agree on a design retainer, which is deducted from your cabinet purchase. The retainer amount depends on the project scope and typically ranges between $2500 and $7500. This retainer covers the creation of a CAD drawing of your space, offering various views to aid visualization, and includes up to three revisions.

Second Meeting

Product Selections

This meeting occurs in our showroom, providing an opportunity to first discuss the space plan for your project and to explore various samples of cabinets, countertops, tile, and hardware to help make selections for your project.  Following this meeting, we'll provide a price quote to help establish a budget if you haven't set one already.


Once the plans are finalized, it's time to place your order! If you're purchasing materials for your project through us, the design retainer from our initial meeting is applied to this purchase. Your designer will discuss the required deposit to proceed with ordering all your selected products.


Your designer will communicate the timing of your order and help to coordinate delivery to your home for the product you’ve purchased from us. When our delivery service delivers to you, we send detailed CAD plans for your contractor to follow during installation.

Additional Product Selections

For products not purchased through DQD (such as paint, tile, flooring, plumbing, lighting, etc.), we charge an hourly fee for assistance. It's important to note that if you're purchasing cabinets/countertops from DQD and bring samples to our showroom, you won't incur charges for our help. While we don't supply furniture, accessories, or window treatments, we can recommend a reputable Interior Designer if needed.

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