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Interior Design: What to Consider Before Remodeling Your Kitchen

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Interior design by Karen MIlls/Photography by 29 Pixel Studios, LLC

If you’re  considering remodeling your kitchen or even designing a new kitchen, here are my suggestions as an interior designer to consider before signing any contracts or starting construction to avoid costly mistakes.

First I recommend that you look for design inspiration in interior design magazines or online to get ideas of what you like so  you can effectively communicate your design vision to the team you assemble.

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Make a list of items you absolutely must have in your kitchen and another list of things you would like to have.   If you’re not sure, make an ongoing list as you use your kitchen on a daily basis for a couple of weeks.

Next hire an interior designer to show you how to layout a kitchen that’s both functional for your family and beautifully designed.   An interior designer will have great resources for contractors, architects, and trades people to help you accomplish your goal, will act as a trusted advisor, and will help create flow in the space along with coordinating finishes, assisting with lighting, and giving advice on storage to ensure your kitchen design looks great!

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If you can’t afford an interior designer for the whole project, I would recommend hiring a designer for at least a couple of hours to help you create a master plan that makes sense.

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Interior Design: Secret Recipe for Successful Kitchen Design

 

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If you’re seriously considering remodeling your kitchen, read our suggestions here first before tearing out walls or hiring a contractor because your kitchen will be a huge investment that can cost thousands of dollars to correct or years of regret if you rush into it and hire someone who’s not reliable or does a poor job.

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First as an interior designer I recommend that you look for design inspiration in interior design magazines and online to get ideas of what you like so  you can effectively communicate your vision to the team you assemble.

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Next make a list of items you absolutely must have in your kitchen and another list of things you would like to have.   If you’re not sure, start making a list as you use your kitchen everyday so your new kitchen will meet all your requirements.

 

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Luxury Italian White Kitchen Designs – Kitchen Design Ideas & Inspiration

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Then hire an interior designer to show you how to layout a kitchen that’s both functional for your family and beautiful!   An interior designer will have great resources for contractors, architects, and trades people to help you accomplish your goal, can act as a trusted advisor, can help create flow in the space, coordinate finishes, assist with lighting, and can advise on the latest storage options  to ensure your kitchen design looks great!  And if you can’t afford an interior designer for the whole project, I would at least hire an interior designer experienced with remodeling for a couple of hours to help you create a master plan.

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Best Modern Kitchen Wall Colors Furniture Modern Kitchen Designs Ideas With Fascinating Interior – Bee Home Decor

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Plus become a fan of Kansas City’s interior designer and former host of Living Large design show, Karen Mills, on Facebook here!