Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with hundreds of clients updating their outdated and dysfunctional kitchens. It could be a layout that needs a complete overhaul, a cramped space that needs better function, or just outdated materials that need a little re-fresher. There are so many new tools on the internet for finding inspiration for your newly designed kitchen. Whether its Facebook, Houzz, Instagram, or Pinterest there are so many gorgeous ideas to study. Here are some of the most important things to consider in your newly designed kitchen.
How does your kitchen function?
Does the current location of appliances provide a good working triangle with adequate countertops prep and ease of use? Or does the space need to a new layout to adequately work for your cooking style? Do your current appliances provide the function that you need to match your individual needs? For a gourmet chef a pro-appliances suite may make sense. For a Mom of 3 food storage and adequate pantry might be more important. For the city dweller who prefers takeout aesthetic might be of the utmost importance. Consider what wants and needs that are lacking in your current space.
What is your style?
By collecting photos of spaces that inspire you can give insight to your designer. A good designer will help translate your ideas into a new design that meets your spaces footprint. If your favorite color is blue a gorgeous handmade blue backsplash may be just the thing.
Maybe ease of maintenance and long terms function are a part of your aesthetic and beautiful quartz countertop is exactly what’s needed to achieve that goal. The ideas can be combined to create a new kitchen that embodies your aesthetic.
Who do you want to work with?
Choosing a remodeling design firm is no easy task. With so many options it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Remodeling a kitchen is a large task to undertake and working with a professional provides the best outcome. Look at the companies warranty on their work. How long have they been in business? What skill set do they offer in terms of design and selection assistance? In a space that you spend so much time and money to remodel choosing the right company can truly make a difference in the outcome. Working with an experienced individuals makes all the difference to achieving your newly remodeled kitchen.