Working with a Designer

A designer can pull all the pieces of your project 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 space — bring a rough floor plan of your space with you to your first appointment
  • What general styles you like — contemporary, traditional, eclectic, etc.
  • Whether you want your new space 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 project to be ready
  • How much you want to spend
  • What questions you have about the designer’s work and about the remodeling process in general