This guide helps you understand
what to expect when working with a designer.
A kitchen designer can pull all
the pieces of your puzzle together. The designer will keep you
from getting bogged down in details that can throw your
planning off track. You’ll be free to dream, while the
designer thinks through all the measurements, material
coordination, and construction logistics.
might want a kitchen island, for example, but can’t quite
figure out where it would fit so you decide to go without it.
If you were working with our experienced kitchen designers
he/she might know exactly how to make the island work most
effectively based on their experience with similar kitchens.
Or you may have always wanted but assumed that your kitchen
couldn’t support the size of a butler’s pantry. We can
show you how to make these effective changes.
other words, a good designer will help you do it right the
first time, see possibilities where you could not, make your
kitchen more functional, and enable the entire experience to
go more smoothly.
you work with a kitchen designer, you don’t have to give up
control of your plans or turn all the remodeling work over to
other craftsmen. Think of yourself as the movie producer and
of the kitchen designer as the movie director. You can be
intimately involved in every detail of the project and even do
some of the hands-on work. But when you do need someone to
handle logistics, whether it’s ordering products or
coordinating contractors’ schedules, the designer can step
designer will typically:
your home to take measurements.
a functional kitchen for your home.
Develop a design and produce a full set of floor plans.
a product budget and schedule.
products and materials.
work and installation team. (If one is necessary for
designer will oversee the installation and placement of
your cabinetry and countertops.
meeting with a designer, consider:
you and your family like and dislike about your current
kitchen. Bring a rough floor plan of your kitchen with
general styles you like – contemporary, traditional, or
you want your kitchen to reflect the architectural style
of your home.
What designs have caught your attention – bring photos or
magazine tear-outs for your wish list.
you want your new kitchen to be ready.
much you want to spend.
questions you have about the designer’s work & about
the remodeling process in general.