Working with a kitchen designer during your remodel can help you create a cohesive, functional kitchen you love for years to come. If you have a meeting with a kitchen designer scheduled, do these things before your appointment:
- Create a wish list—What do you need in your new kitchen and what do you want? You may have a budget for your kitchen remodel, so it is helpful for your kitchen designer to understand what you need from your kitchen and what you would like to see with the design, if possible.
- Set your priorities—Establishing priorities can help you contain costs during your kitchen remodel. Determine what is most important to you, whether that is new cabinetry, real stone countertops, or updated flooring. Then, figure out which elements are negotiable.
- Collect ideas—Your kitchen designer will want to know what you like and don’t like when it comes to your kitchen design. Go through magazines and photos online and collect a few pictures of kitchens you like.
- Make a list of questions—Prepare a list of questions to ask your kitchen designer prior to your meeting. You may want to ask how to maximize the efficiency of your kitchen, where to put your appliances, how you can factor pantry storage into the layout, how to organize cabinets, etc.
Remodeling your kitchen is exciting! Preparing for that first meeting with your kitchen designer can help you effectively start your project and work towards your dream kitchen.