Leslie Cohen Design

          Kitchens Baths Interiors

Creating kitchen, bath, and interior designs to meet the needs and personalities of our clients since 1990. 
Raleigh, NC
San Diego, CA

Our Process


Here is the typical process involved in a design and remodel project.  Each project may have special requirements that can change the steps required.


Getting to know each other:

  1. Phone conversation – discuss what type of project you are planning, what services you are looking for, your timeframe, what we can provide for you.
  2. In-person meeting – discuss your needs, goals, budget, and the work involved.  Talk about how we would go about solving your design challenges.  Depending on the scope of the project we will either:
    1. Quote a fee at this time, or
    2. Setup another meeting to review a proposal that details the work to be performed and fees for that work.


Moving forward with the design:

  1. Interview and site analysis – an in-depth interview regarding your needs, what’s working and not working for you, your lifestyle, and your goals.  Site evaluation, measure, and photo documentation.
  2. Develop design solutions.
  3. Review proposed solutions and decide on a direction.
  4. Select all materials, fixtures, lighting, appliances, and hardware.
  5. Prepare thorough plans and specifications.
  6. Gather construction bids.
  7. Order necessary products.
  8. Administer the project – coordinate with the contractor to ensure that your project is being performed according to your design and specifications.  Assist with solutions when issues arise.