Working with a Kitchen Designer

Working with a Kitchen Designer

📅December 16th, 2014, 07:08

Working with a Kitchen Designer

Working with a designer can ease the process of a kitchen remodel, large or small.

Whether your kitchen needs a minor face lift or a complete gut job, soliciting help from us can save time and frustration. Not only do we have access to planning tools and technology that most homeowners don’t, but we have the inside scoop on trends, new and additional materials, and technical quirks. Our kitchen remodel expertise can save you a lot of time, money, and frustration.

Note the problems and benefits of your existing space. Perhaps your kitchen functions fine but the finishes are long past their prime. Or maybe you’re planning a complete renovation and have no idea how to reconfigure the space. Be prepared to share with us what you like and what you hope to change in the kitchen to give a firm direction for the start.

Do your research. Your initial meeting with us will go more smoothly if you have a general idea of the look, flow, and equipment you want. Browse decorating websites and magazines for kitchen design photos that speak to you and show them to us. A picture can communicate clearly what you may struggle to convey in words.

… but stay flexible. We may spot holes in your wish list or suggest changes to maximize your result; introduce you to options you’d never considered; or warn you about sacrificing function for beauty, which is a recipe for future misery. Be open to suggestions – after all, expertise is why you sought out a designer.

Know your budget. Have an idea of what you want to spend to avoid a disconnect between plans and reality and the disappointment and necessity of scaling back. Although miracles may not happen on a shoestring, we have the experience and the know-how to stretch your dollars as far as they’ll possibly go and what features to compromise on.

Settle on a time line. Design is a process so allow sufficient time to get the best result. We don’t expect to nail it on the first try – some back and forth is usually part of the process. We will talk to you about a timetable for the work, though circumstances beyond anyone’s control can throw even the best planned jobs off schedule.

Be patient. A good kitchen plan takes time to create and so does bringing it to life. Putting in effort on the front end, from choosing and coordinating finishes to thinking through where everything goes, will pay off in the long run.

Working with us will help you to realize your dreams for your space and keep you from living with a missed opportunity for years.