We're a local installer: With our shop very close to Columbia, MD, we can fabricate the template ourselves or provide your contractor with exact directions as to how they should make a proper template. A good template is critical on historic homes, especially those with real plaster walls because the corners(of the room) will not be square and the walls are likely to be bowed and uneven. If your contractor fabricates a template, we can double check the design and correct any mistakes before the actual construction begins.
In addition to matching an uneven wall, we like to coordinate with cabinet makers, general contractors, designers, electricians. and plumbing contractors to verify important details like how the countertop will line up with overhangs, cabinet spacing, or plumbing and electricity access points. Making sure you have all your bases covered with a long-distance fabricator is just about impossible; planning specifics over the phone and sending back and forth designs, measurements, and models will almost always result in a bad fit.