A designer can pull all the pieces of your kitchen puzzle together. The designer will keep you from getting bogged down in details that can throw your planning off track. You’ll be free to dream, while the designer thinks through all the measurements, material coordination, and construction logistics.
You might want a recycling center, for example, but you can’t quite figure out where it would fit so you decide to go without it. If you were working with a designer, he might know exactly how to make the recycling center work based on his experience with similar kitchens and his specialized training.
In other words, a good designer will help you do it right the first time, see possibilities where you could not, and make the entire experience go smoothly.
When you work with a kitchen designer, you don’t have to give up control of your plans or turn all the remodeling work over to other craftsmen. Think of yourself as the movie producer and of the kitchen designer as the movie director. You can be intimately involved in every detail of the project and even do some of the hands-on work.
A free consultation consists of:
You can bring in a picture or drawing with some measurements and pick out products you like and we will give you a ballpark price.
Upon paying an initial design fee we will:
Before meeting with a designer, consider the following:
- Visit your home to take measurements
- Create a design and draft perspectives, elevations, and a floor plan
- Develop a detailed budget and schedule
- What you and your family like and dislike about your current kitchen. Bring a rough floor plan of your kitchen with you.
- What general styles you like—contemporary, traditional, or eclectic?
- Do you want your kitchen to reflect the architectural style of your home?
- What designs have caught your attention? Bring photos or magazine tear-outs of your favorites in a scrapbook.
- When you want your new kitchen to be ready?
- How much you want to spend?
- What questions do you have about the designer’s work and about the remodeling process in general?