Scott Haig, CKD

(281) 338-2737
bayareakitchens.com

Services Provided
Complete design through installation of kitchens and baths. I personally design each space alongside each client.

Areas Served
Houston/Bay Area/Clear Lake Texas

Business Description
CKD--NKBA Certified Designer at Bay Area Kitchens in the Houston Metro Area; Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University; Past Treasurer NKBATexas Gulf Coast Chapter

Certification and Awards
CKD--National Kitchen and Bath Association's Certified Kitchen Designer
Location:
Houston, TX US 
Contact:
Scott Haig, CKD at Bay Area Kitchens 
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Address:
17306 Highway 3
Houston, TX 77598 
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(281) 338-1164 
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you're awesome scott - is this the correct website? http://crystalcabinets.com/
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Scott Haig, CKD
aw newfhugz, awesome is you. Yep, that's the correct website, too--thanks, and enjoy.
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The No-Threshold Shower: Accessibility With Style

Go curbless between main bath and shower for an elegant addition to any home Full Story
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Carmel McFayden
The California Plumbing Code (Section 411.6) states that you need 2" from the threshold or dam to the top of the drain. Max. slope is 1/2" per foot so how do you make any shower with less than 4' in the direction of slope comply with the code and have a zero threshold... unless of course you completely comply with T-24 accessibility standards and in that case the shower stall is a lot bigger?
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Carmel McFayden -

I'm unfamiliar with the CA code as I'm not licensed in CA. Probably best if you ask a CA licensed professional that question. If you do, please post the answer as I'd really like to know how that would work.
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8 Ways to Design a Better Shower

See the ingredients of a perfect shower, from the rainshower head and bench to the nook for shampoo and soap Full Story
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Shower window
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Cascade Coil Drapery
Great post. We especially agree with tips 6 & 7. A great way to open up your shower and let in more natural light is with a woven coil fabric Serenity shower curtain from Cascade Coil. Our shower curtains create a sexy semi-transparent barrier that adds light and drama to any shower.
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Bathroom Safety Features That Support Your Style

'Safety first' doesn't mean style comes in second with bathroom grab bars, shower seats and more designed for the modern home Full Story
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How to Design an Accessible Shower

Make aging in place safer and easier with universal design features in the shower and bathroom Full Story
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JS Toh
Great idea about a linear drain instead of a single point drainage!
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How to Build a Better Shower Curb

Work with your contractors and installers to ensure a safe, stylish curb that keeps the water where it belongs Full Story
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John Whipple - By Any Design ltd.
You Australians have access to these great blocks from Hebel.
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John Whipple - By Any Design ltd.
In Vancouver I cut done regular grey bricks to roughly this size.
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How to Match Tile Heights for a Perfect Installation

Irregular tile heights can mar the look of your bathroom. Here's how to counter the differences Full Story
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Not sure those photos are showing up. Don't know how to attach them from my ideabook. I pasted in the code, and it seemed to work -- until I posted my comment. The product I'm thinking of is Positano Bianco Stone. It's a high-variation, impervious porcelain and comes in several sizes. I'm open to other ideas, but I like the low-maintenance of porcelain.
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peteranet
John leveling off the wall tile with Ditra is a great idea . I have seen it done on other jobs. The one big question. What thinset to use for setting accent tiles on top of the ditra
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Love contemporary/modern/post modern bathrooms.
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Love contemporary/modern/post modern bathrooms.
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Love contemporary/modern/post modern bathrooms.
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Design Workshop: 9 Ways to Open a House to the Outdoors

Explore some of the best ideas in indoor-outdoor living — and how to make the transitions work for both home and landscape Full Story
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Or even encouraged.
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Shanghai Green Antiques
The sunset photo is taken from under the pergola or veranda (not sure what to call it, but it is attached on one side to the house!) at our White Surf home in Vero Beach Florida. The next photo is taken from the enterainment area on the ground floor - looking out at the resort pool. Final is the ideabook link which contains more pictures of this house, just in case anyone is interested in looking at our design equivalent of baby photos.

Vero Beach Florida - White Surf Oceanfront Home

Vero Beach Florida - White Surf Beachside Home

Ideabook: White Surf - Designing the Ultimate East Meets West Beach House
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K&T private
Scott : I like all of the above,especially the contemporary /modern /post modern styles. TimO.
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Houzz and the AIA Partner to Help Residential Architects

Better technology and public outreach are 2 goals of the new strategic partnership, announced at the AIA Convention 2014 in June Full Story
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arexy
Extremely wonderful... Please when are u guys coming to nigeria.
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good
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Design Practice: How to Get Hired

Pro to pro: Strategies for winning a client’s trust and getting work that supports your brand Full Story
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Bespoke Decorative Finishes
Great advice, for newbies as well as experienced people who have maybe forgot this and are wondering why business is falling off.
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Dispatch.tv
Great article, Eric.
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Design Practice: Getting Paid

Pro to pro: Learn how to manage contracts and set up the right fee structure for your work Full Story
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Fine Line Home Design LLC
What a great article. The fee structure that seems to work best for my little one-woman show is an hourly rate. At the initial client meeting I try to gauge not only the scope of work but also the client's personality and expectations. I search through my customer list in Quickbooks to see how many hours I spent designing past projects of a similar size and scope, for people with similar personalities. I'll take 4 or 5 projects and get an average. Then I will inform the potential client that I anticipate spending between X and Y hours on their design. It gives them a range, so they know what to expect to spend for my services. If they need reassurance the estimate is fair, I'll show them the projects to which I compared their potential job. It's not perfect but seems to result in the fewest conflicts. I ask for a retainer, bill after each phase of drawing completion (Net 15), and don't continue to the next phase of drawings if there's an outstanding balance. Also, final payment is due when the permit/construction drawings are handed to the clients.
June 4, 2014 at 9:16am     
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ReNew Home DeSign
I design new homes, cabins, garages, etc. at a sq. footage rate depending on style (rambler-split level, 2 story) . I charge out all remodeling, additions, Porches, decks at an hourly rate (usually means going to customers jobsite or home to take measurements and pictures) all charged out hourly. This is a (3) step process. I don't charge for a Pre-Lim plan (Floor plan scale 3/32"=1' overall dimensions only and 1- 3D overhead view) when I show the customer these plans, it usually seals the deal. If they want them its $250 and we go our separate ways. Or they want the complete plans and we go to the Pre-Final stage. Doing it this way shows the customer you can provide the service, instills a sense of confidence. At Pre-Final I provide (Floor plans, Foundation, Elevations @ 1/4" scale charged at sq. ft. rate. 50% of total-- Pay as you go. The Final or Construction/Bid Plans include Pre-final phase plus Cross sections, details, stairs, notes all plans to pull permits and complete job. To get these Final plans customer must make final 50% payment I give them (1) set of 8 1/2"x11" and (1) 11x17 or 18x24 + CD of the PDF plans
for them to get as many copies of plans (from Office Depot, Lumber Yard, etc.) that they need. They have paid for them in full at this point.
The 3-Step process is discussed at the initial Meet & Greet 1st meeting. and an appointment schedule is setup usually 1 week between phases on same day and time as 1st meeting (easy to schedule).
This system has worked for me since 1993. so far only 1 customer purchased the Pre-Lim Plan everyone has opted for the Final Plans. I have a good following of Contractors that also use my service that I bill out hourly.
June 25, 2014 at 6:31am     
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Design Practice: The Basics of Marketing Your Business

Pro to pro: Attract clients and get paying work by drawing attention to your brand in the right places Full Story
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Gail Ward-Yarbrough
Very helpful information, lots of points that most start up companies miss and are really important. We have been in business for three years now and we been using all the typical media for getting our name 2303Designs out in the public to promote our company but we find Houzz is used by lots of people to get planning for remodeling and new home ideas. This site can be your best tool!
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The Bazeley Partnership
This is a great article for start ups, but I'd also like to just add that for UK Architects, the RIBA run CPD on Marketing for Architects, which can be very useful.
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Design Practice: How to Start Your Architecture Business

Pro to pro: Get your architecture or design practice out of your daydreams and into reality with these initial moves Full Story
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Seed Studio Landscape Architects
Terrific article Eric. Look forward to the next instalment!
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ZS Design Architect, PLLC
great read... but better article for people just starting out is procuring new projects and the very real task of paying bills when we deal mainly with people's fancy problems. And in a down-turn economy ie: where personal spending and income is at all time lows - fancy problems are the first to be put on a shelf.
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Design Practice: Start-up Costs for Architects and Designers

How much cash does it take to open a design company? When you use free tools and services, it’s less than you might think Full Story
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Bianca Balog-Dutton
Thank you for the article and everyone's advice, I am an accountant looking to change careers in Oct and go out on my own as a designer after study and although I'm in Oz, great things to think about as I have always seen too many red lights with doing this :) very encouraging
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Jan, much of life is analogous. Thank you for the compliment. We have to wear our "shrink hat" for ourselves all the time to make sure we are not in a 'head game" and projecting our weakness and shortcomings onto our clients. During the dating period we are on our best behavior - once the knot is tied the gloves come off for some. You really get to know people once the emotions start flying in the for-real project. The shrink needs to stay calm and cool and a bit aloof to provide the needed service. Don't say (or write) anything you will regret later - I think of everything as evidence - it puts things perspective - how would this look if presented in court or related to someone else? Clients often do all my work for me in this respect because they are experienced. Some of the things they send me are not well thought out. The lessons are often brutal and unforgiving; hopefully you only need to learn them once and are open to growing and learning in any type relationship. Part of being a professional and providing a service is to be bigger than the client - if they act like a three year old you need to be the grown up. Many times you have to just let it slide by if the relationship is going to work - the best rebuttal for an (pointless) argument is often silence or switching to another, more productive topic. Everyone has bad days and makes poor decisions; don't try to put the fire out with gasoline - use a little water or just let it die out on its own. If there is scab let it heal for goodness sake.

Bianca - don't be in a huge hurry to completely dump the accounting gig - valuable asset and very often a part of what makes a project work (juggling numbers, funding sources, project delivery etc) . Nice to have a second revenue source for back up and a good lead in to projects. "I'm in Oz"? What does that mean? I grew up in Kansas and went to K-State and it doesn't click.
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I called Scott for help on tile selections in one of his houzz photos. Even though I am not someone that will give him any business, he graciously worked wi...
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When designing our bathroom Scott Haig used modern elegant designs that we would have never thought of ourselves. From the tile backsplash to the hardware throu...
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I have worked with Scott on several projects over the past few years. I am alwasy grateful how well Scott communicates his ideas and visions for how an area is...
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