How to Avoid Costly Mistakes While Cooking up a Gorgeous New Kitchen
If you’re contemplating a new kitchen remodel or new home build, check out my suggestions as a kitchen designer first before tearing out walls or hiring a contractor because your kitchen’s a huge investment that can cost thousands of dollars to correct or years of regret if you rush into it. 3 Reasons Why White Kitchens Stand the Test of Time
First 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.
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 compiling a list as you use your kitchen everyday so your new kitchen will meet all your requirements.
Then hire an interior designer to show you how to layout a kitchen that’s both functional for your family and beautiful! Some interior designers can be hired for as little as one-two hours to review your ideas, plus they will have great resources for contractors, architects, and trades people to help you accomplish your goal.
Kitchen designers that don’t serve also as the contractor can also serve as a trusted advisor who will help with selecting contractors, making it functional, creating flow, coordinating finishes, assisting with lighting, and advising 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 kitchen remodeling for a few hours to help you create a master plan.
In summary if you have a professional create a master plan that’s not only functional and beautiful with coordinating finishes, you will have a much higher chance of success and and being happier in your living environment.
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