Working With A Designer

A designer can pull all the pieces of your kitchen puzzle together. You’ll be free to dream, while the designer thinks through all the measurements, material coordination, and construction logistics.

A designer will typically:

  • Create a design and draft a floor plan and elevations.
  • Develop a detailed budget and schedule.
  • Order products and materials.
  • Coordinate work with your contractor or act as the contractor
  • Provide and oversee the installation and placement of the cabinets, appliances and other design elements.

Before meeting with a designer, consider:

  • What you and your family like and dislike about your current kitchen. Bring a rough floor plan of your kitchen with you.
  • What general styles you like-contemporary, traditional,
    eclectic, etc.
  • Whether you want your kitchen to reflect the architectural style of your home.
  • What designs have caught your attention-bring photos or magazine tear-outs of your favorites.
  • When you want your new kitchen to be ready.
  • How much you want to spend.
  • What questions you have about the designer’s work & about the remodeling process in general.