Creating a new kitchen requires precise planning to achieve the end result that you’ve envisioned.
Entrusting the help of an experienced designer is the best way to ensure that you are covering all bases. You don’t want to end up spending over the budget that you have set aside for this project.
There are several key points that should be discussed with a professional, to make sure that every facet of your space looks exactly how you want, without any financial surprises.
Let’s take a deeper look into the most important questions that you should ask your designer:
1. How Can My Kitchen Be The Most Efficient?
Find out how the layout of your kitchen can make your work space the most efficient. Sometimes, moving a refrigerator or sink makes all the difference in the world, when it comes to being productive in the kitchen.
You may find that the designer has ideas that you never thought of. Let them know how you use your kitchen. Is it only for cooking? Do you have a large family who tends to gather in the kitchen, even when not eating meals? Are there children who do their homework in the kitchen?
All of these things should be taken into consideration. If you have a lot of family members, the designer may suggest an island or peninsula to accommodate everyone.
2. How Much Counter Space Should I Have In My Kitchen?
If you have a large family and more that one person will be preparing food at the same time, then ample counter space is a good idea.
You also want to take into consideration any appliances that you plan to keep on the counter top. All of those items take up precious real estate on your counter, so you will need to talk that over with your designer, to ensure you make the best of the space you have.
3. What Is The Best Lighting Option For My Kitchen?
Your kitchen designer will have suggestions on the best places to install can lights, pendants, and work lights. They can also give you input on chandeliers or accent lighting that is placed under the top cabinets or in the soffit, if that is something you are interested in.
You may opt for installing a window or making an existing window larger in size. Of course, this depends on your budget and how involved and lengthy you want your remodeling project to be.
4. What Are The Current Popular Styles In Kitchen Design?
Ask your designer to see pictures of the latest kitchen styles. Figure out which elements you like and which ones you definitely don’t.
Take into consideration the colors and materials of the cabinets, counters and flooring. Find out what the most popular colors are for paint.
You may also want to find out this information, to purposely not design your kitchen like everyone else. Maybe you prefer to do something more unique and bold. The sky is the limit!
Now that you have all the pieces in place, you can successfully design the kitchen of your dreams. Every element will flow and your space will be cohesive within itself, as well as the rest of the home.
Your work spaces will be efficient, so you can make the best use of the room and everything it has to offer. The color scheme and overall design will be everything you dreamed of. The lighting will illuminate your space to highlight your favorite parts of the room.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today and set up a meeting with a knowledgeable designer to help you every step of the way.
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