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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

AT MODIANI KITCHENS

FAQ

Below, you will find questions that clients frequently ask when first entering a discussion about a new kitchen remodeling project with Modiani. If you have a question that is not answered below, please do not hesitate to contact Modiani. A designer will be happy to answer your questions.

No, you do not. Our New Jersey kitchen showroom is located in downtown Englewood, and is open to the public. However, if you would like to discuss a kitchen makeover project with Modiani’s designers, you should make an appointment for an initial consultation.

Many clients bring room dimensions, floor plans, and sketches of their dream kitchen to the initial consultation.

Yes. The kitchen designers at Modiani use their decades of experience with European fixtures, interior design, construction, and architecture to fully realize a plan for every kitchen renovation project.

For contemporary Italian cabinetry, Modiani is the exclusive New Jersey dealer of Cesar kitchen cabinets. For traditional kitchen cabinets, you can choose from our own US kitchen cabinet line Modiani Custom or from our Italian kitchen cabinet line Cesar Traditional.

Contemporary kitchen design is characterized by a sleek, cool appearance with clean lines and the use of modern materials such high gloss laminates, lacquers, aluminums, and glass. Contemporary kitchen design typically shies away from intricacy and embraces minimalism.

Traditional kitchen design is characterized by detailed craftsmanship. Traditional design often uses wood cabinetry with deep full finishes such as cherry and mahogany. Wood paneling, intricate designs, and warm tones are characteristic of traditional design.

Yes. Modiani sells appliances from Gaggenau, Bosch, and Thermador.

After you come to Modiani’s kitchen showroom for an initial consultation, your designer will create a proposal for you. From there, the designer will come to your home to take measurements, which will be used to create 3D renderings of the design. Once you have signed off on that design plan, your supplies will be ordered. Shortly after the supplies arrive, the installation process begins.

It depends on where they are coming from. If you order your cabinetry and fixtures from Cesar, which is in Italy, the lead time is anywhere between twelve and fourteen weeks. If you order from Modiani Custom kitchen cabinets the lead time is typically six to eight weeks.

Modiani is able to anticipate your delivery date, and typically installation is scheduled for two to three business days after that scheduled delivery date.

The installation process for kitchen cabinets takes three days on average. After that, countertops are installed. The entire process typically takes approximately two weeks.

Those caps weren’t a mistake. No, we’re not yelling — it’s just important to remember that this is your kitchen. You can read article after article about what’s right for other people, but when it comes down to it, what do you need? Do you use the kitchen for cooking often, or do you eat out most nights? Do you host dinner parties where you’d like to be able to host and prepare simultaneously? Do you often like to do work in the kitchen, or do the kids do their homework there? Knowing how you use the kitchen is a great way to delineate what you need to include in your kitchen remodel.

Because kitchen walls are often taken up with a lot of cabinetry, wherever you can get natural light, you should embrace it. Be aware of where your kitchen windows are and how you can make the most of the natural light that streams through them in the morning and daytime hours. If you are having a new home built, keep this at the forefront of your mind when you’re planning where the kitchen will be situated in the house and where windows will be placed within it. South-facing windows will get the most consistent daylight throughout the day.

This is one that many homeowners totally over look, and it’s actually an important point. Getting groceries to the kitchen is an important feat. A kitchen with a doorway to the outdoors can be particularly useful.

Does your home have children in it, or is it just two retired adults? Do grandchildren often visit? Depending on who uses the kitchen and who might find themselves in the kitchen, you’ll want to incorporate a range of safety features into the kitchen. Areas that need the most safety attention are:

  • Where are the controls for the stove? Dials on the front of the stove may look nice, but if you have little ones in the home, putting them to the back is a better idea.
  • Where are knives kept? They should always be kept to the back of the counter, out of the reach of children. Better yet, consider installing a knife storage area inside a cabinet that you can reach comfortably but the children cannot.
  • All toxic chemicals should be kept far away from where the children can access them. If you need to keep cleaning solutions in a cabinet that is at floor level, be sure to install child safety locks to keep the children out of the cabinets.

REVIEW

“We love Modiani Kitchens! They were very knowledgeable and experienced in kitchen design. We were very pleased with their work.”

- Kathy, New Jersey

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