Franchise Tier Options

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Kitchen Refresh offers THREE franchise tier options!

  • Tier 3 enables startup with a minimal initial franchise fee investment and earning a lower product margin

  • Tier 2 requires a slightly greater franchise fee financial commitment than Tier 3, and has a more attractive product margin

  • Tier 1 is our highest tier and it also offers our highest product margin

Excitingly, franchisees can begin as Tier 3 or Tier 2 owners and advance to higher tiers. This means qualified individuals who may lack the financial liquidity that would normally prevent them from becoming a franchise owner can still become a Kitchen Refresh franchise owner and ALSO advance tiers as they choose or are able!


Tier 3 Franchisee

Initial franchise fee: $1,000

Territory reservation fee: Not Available

Franchise fee financing options: Not available

Temporary design studio: Allowed, but must be established within 30 days and is allowed for up to 18 mos. from time franchisee document is signed.

Permanent design studio: Required after 18 mos.

Party responsible for advertising costs: Kitchen Refresh

Options of adding additional franchisee territories: Tier 3 franchisees are not eligible to add additional market locations. Franchisee must be a Tier 1 or Tier 2 franchisee to add market territories. 

Design consultant requirements: Franchisee must perform as or have a design consultant, painter and installer who must be trained and in place in a market within 45 days of signing the franchise agreement.

Tier advancement: Tier 3 franchisees can advance to Tier 2 or Tier 1 at any time with an additional franchisee fee investment calculated at whatever that next Tier's initial investment is minus what their actual Tier 3 initial franchise investment was (ex. $10,000 - $1,000 to advance to Tier 2).

Gross product margin on core door/drawer front product: 20.8%


Tier 2 Franchisee

Initial franchise fee: $10,000

Territory reservation fee: $2,500 of the $10,000 initial franchise fee and a signed letter of commitment are due up front to reserve a territory. The fee is not refundable and it is forfeited if franchisee fails to have a designer, painter and installer in place and a studio site determined within 45 days of the date on the letter of intent.

Franchise fee financing options: Not available

Temporary design studio: Allowed, but must be established within 30 days and is allowed for up to 18 mos. from time franchisee document is signed.

Permanent design studio: Required after 18 mos.

Party responsible for advertising costs: Franchisee

Options of adding additional franchisee territories: Franchisees in this tier can add additional franchisee locations, but they must be added as a Tier 1 or 2 franchise. They must also demonstrate they are successfully operating and proficiently following the Kitchen Refresh systems in their existing territory, and have a well organized plan to serve the territory they are wanting to add.

Design consultant requirements: Franchisee must perform as or have a design consultant, painter and installer who must be trained and in place in a market within 45 days of signing the franchise agreement.

Tier advancement: Tier 2 franchisees can advance to Tier 1 at any time with an additional franchisee fee investment calculated at whatever that next Tier's initial investment is minus what their actual Tier 2 initial franchise investment was (ex. $35,000 - $10,000 to advance to Tier 1).

Gross product margin on core door/drawer front product: 29.2%

Tier 1 Franchisee

Initial franchise fee: $35,000 first market / $20,000 each additional market

Territory reservation fee: $2,500 of the $35,000 / $20,000 franchise fee and a signed letter of commitment are due up front to reserve a territory. The fee is not refundable and it is forfeited if franchisee fails to have a designer, installer and painter in place and a studio site determined within 45 days of the date on the letter of intent.

Franchise fee financing options: At least $15,000 (1st market) / $10,000 (each additional market) down and up to 24-month financing of balance amount at 0%, financed by Kitchen Refresh.

Temporary design studio: Allowed, but must be established within 30 days and is allowed for up to 18 mos. from time franchisee document is signed.

Permanent design studio: Required after 18 mos.

Party responsible for advertising costs: Franchisee

Options of adding additional franchisee territories: Franchisees in this tier can add additional franchisee locations, but they must be added as a Tier 1 or 2 franchise. They must also demonstrate they are successfully operating and proficiently following the Kitchen Refresh systems in their existing territory, and have a well organized plan to serve the territory they are wanting to add.

Design consultant requirements: Franchisee must perform as or have a design consultant, painter and installer who must be trained and in place in a market within 45 days of signing the franchise agreement.

Tier advancement: Tier 1 is the highest tier. 

Gross product margin on core door/drawer front product: 37.5%

We’ve had clients drive from over an hour away to our design studio, walk in, touch the product and say, ‘I’m sold. When can we start?’ The product literally sells itself!
— Jennifer Limoges, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Omaha, Neb., territories franchisee

Don’t let yourself be timid - launch the freedom of being in control of your own destiny by completing and submitting the franchise inquiry form TODAY!

We reserve the right to limit which tier levels are offered in certain circumstances including, but not limited to, in the event a franchisee prospect is using the services of a franchise brokerage firm or similar such service.