About Us

The Process

Martha Peterson and Andrea Finn, co-owners of Montague Branch have a combined 40 years in the remodeling industry, predominantly focusing on kitchen and bath design. Martha is a lifelong resident of Alexandria Virginia and has a particular passion and flair for Interior Design. As the mother of 7 children, she understands the importance of combining form with function and making it beautiful.


Andrea, a Certified Kitchen Designer, has 2 decades of Kitchen & Bath design experience. Having spent the early part of her career in San Francisco managing 3 Kitchen and Bath showrooms she understands that excellent customer service combined with a superior product is the key to success for everyone.


Montague Branch's Mission, is to design kitchens that are creative, distinctive and unique expressions of your lifestyle. Our goal of providing high quality materials and craftsmanship with the utmost attention to detail will create an environment in which you can take pride.


From Concept to completion, we believe integrity, courtesy, communication, and attention to detail form the foundation of service. By providing this we know we will earn your business for years to come.







Phase 1: Preliminary Planning & Pricing


We come to you. This means that measurements are our responsibility, not yours! We will schedule an appointment in your home with one of our designers to discuss your preference in style, specific needs, and wish list for your new kitchen.

If you already have plans, that's great. Send to contact@montaguebranch.com. If not, a pencil sketch of your space will usually suffice. Show approximate size of room, door and window locations, and ceiling height.``  Images of your space, either print or digital are very helpful.  An estimate will be prepared based on these initial discussions. This estimate will give you a price range. Detail and design options will affect most estimates; please advise us if you wish them included in your project. The final price may vary as we discuss your project in further detail. It will be based on the style of cabinetry you have chosen, the finish and internal accessories.



Phase 2: Conceptual Design Development


In the Design Development phase we work with you to investigate different layouts, review finish and hardware options in detail, and make certain that each of the cabinets is placed and equipped exactly as you want it. We will show you the latest storage innovations, and incorporate those that you desire. We work through all of the factors to enable you to make choices that best suit your needs.


Site visits may also occur at this stage depending on the specifics of your project. We prefer to measure your space and review the mechanical locations. If it is neither feasible nor possible to measure the space, we will use architect’s specifications to arrive at an accurate layout and design.


We also work with you to select appliances. We can help you choose the proper appliance for your needs and lifestyle. Appliance specifications are submitted with the kitchen order so that appropriate cabinets and panels will match.

To arrive at the most accurate estimate for your project, we will need some time to discuss style, finish options, accessories, and level of detail desired. We can include a standard accessory package which includes many typically requested features including roll-out shelves, cutlery and tray dividers, spice storage, etc. We will produce design options for your space based on your needs and preferred styles.  Detailed floor plans, elevations and pricing will be presented to you once a final concept has been chosen.



Phase 3: Production of cabinetry


When the final price and plans are approved, we will enter into a Purchase Agreement for production of your order.  A fifty percent deposit is required to place your cabinetry order. Site measurements are often re-confirmed at this time.  Once the order is placed into production with the manufacturer, changes are no longer possible as the factory immediately requisitions and cuts the material.  When production is complete, we will deliver the finished cabinetry to your home.

Crilley Warehouse  •  218 N. Lee Street  •  Alexandria, Va 22314  •  703-549-3350