Because of the expense involved, there isn’t a better time to consult with a seasoned interior designer/kitchen designer who knows the ropes and can guide you safely through the many important decisions you will need to make during your kitchen renovation. Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, and not unlike bathrooms, utility, esthetics, and creative use of available space are all important considerations, as well as your budget, family size, preferences, and lifestyle. Kitchen remodels can come with a wide range of price tags depending on the shape and size of the room, any structural changes that are needed, the appliances chosen, flooring, countertop, and cabinetry selected, and the amount of plumbing, electrical, and/or structural work involved. You could spend $25-30,000 for a smaller job, or you could spend a lot more!
At a designer with many kitchen remodels under my belt, I find this kind of project one of the most satisfying. My goal is to take an existing kitchen that a family hates, and turn it into their favorite room in the house! I like to start by getting to know the family I am working with. How many family members live at home, how much entertaining do they do, how many people cook at the same time, and what are their design preferences? For instance, do they like dark or light cabinetry, tile or wood flooring, natural or composite countertops, and how important is it to them that we use eco-friendly materials? I want to know what isn’t working about their current kitchen, and what them to describe their dream kitchen to me. Throughout this investigative process, we do a preliminary walk-through of kitchen design options, getting to know each other and in the process, we see to what degree my clients’ tastes and preferences, when there is more than one decision maker, are in sync with (or differ from) one another.
When we’re ready to layout the design, we prepare detailed drawings and help our client’s through the permit process. We leverage our cost saving relationships with the most responsible and skilled kitchen contractors and artisans. We help with the purchase of appliances and materials, passing on wholesale pricing whenever possible. And we oversee the work, making sure that projects come in on time and on budget, and are completed to our clients’ unqualified satisfaction.
You will be amazed what we can accomplish together as you move forward with your kitchen renovation project. Give us a call for a free consultation to get the process started.