Renovation Design

Shae Design Studio is changing the way that Knoxville, TN is renovating. Our process is unique because it is not sales based. We are not here to push boxes. Our team understands that renovations can be daunting and our design center is complete with kitchen and bath cabinetry, lighting, flooring and much more. We make sure to ask the important questions during the planning process so that the end result is a custom designed home that meets you or future home buyers needs. Our 3D cabinetry and design software will help you see the decisions you have made so that you can visualize your renovation before it begins! Our designers collaborate to create the best iteration of your design, and with each having a different professional background, you can feel confident that your design needs will be met.


1. Design Consultation

During our in-home design consultation, we take the time to get to know you and gather ideas of how we can design your space in a way that will enhance your lifestyle. We take careful measurements and discuss layout changes, flooring, cabinetry, lighting, and color scheme ideas.

If you are building a home, our designers will be happy to review your plans in our office and discuss layout changes and initial design options.

2. Design Preview

Our 3-D designs will give you confidence in your kitchen design and selections by allowing you to see your new space in 3D before construction even begins. The design preview in our office The designers at SDS will guide you through your layout options and give you a firm price on cabinetry. You will also get the opportunity to experience our cabinetry first hand, and we will discuss in detail the next stages of your project.

3. Selections

One of the hardest things about renovating is knowing whether or not the items you love will blend well when they are together. Whether it be backsplash, countertops, flooring, tile, lighting, or paint colors, the SDS team will assist you in coordinating your design.

We recommend all selections have been made before to ordering process begins to ensure a smooth and timely installation.

4. Ordering and Field Measure

After you have finalized your decisions and approved your design, we order your cabinets. We can do this when we have a signed contract and 50% down payment.

After everything is signed off and the deposit has been made, a designer will do a precise field measure, marking cabinetry locations and ensuring every piece of the design lines up. Any changes that need to be made during the field measure will be signed off on at that time.

5. Delivery and Installation

After receiving your second 50%, our installation manager coordinates delivery of the cabinets to your home and schedules your installation.

We use only the best cabinetry installers in the industry on your project. We take pride in our products and in our work. The installers will be sure to communicate with you and with the SDS team so the process goes smoothly.

6. Walkthrough

After installation is complete, we will call you to schedule a walkthrough appointment. We will ensure that you are fully satisfied with the product quality and installation, and take pictures so we can showcase your transformed space.

7. Styling

Our furniture showroom has a plethora of lighting, furniture, and accessories to add those finishing details to your design. Don’t forget, with a cabinetry purchase, you get 10% off purchases in our showroom and an interior stylist can help you pull those last finishing details together.