Planning a kitchen remodeling project can be a monumental task, particularly if you are gutting the room and starting over completely. Fortunately, consulting an interior designer can help you with this undertaking, simplifying the process while achieving the kitchen of your dreams.
Whether or not our clients love the end result is important to our business mission, which is why we do everything in our power to ensure that happens. Here are the 5 kitchen remodeling best practices our clients love!
Consulting an experienced interior designer about your kitchen remodeling project is a good first step in having everything run smoothly and successfully. Going beyond that though, we've gathered 3 important kitchen remodeling tips from our clients to assist you ...
One of the most commonly remodeled rooms in a home is the kitchen. Designing this room is a personal journey that takes most of our clients along a path of discovery regarding their use of culinary tools, color preferences, and stylistic choices.
Wherever you are in your process of kitchen remodeling, you should be fully engaged with your interior designer. Hiring an interior designer is key to the success of your project running smooth and achieving your desired end result. We've pulled together 2 of the most important questions you should ask while looking for a professional interior designer to help you with kitchen remodeling.
If you are getting ready to hire an Interior Designer for a kitchen design or full home remodeling project, you need to read this post! We've compiled some very important questions you should ask the designers you are interviewing for your kitchen design project. Not all interior designers are the same. There are some key factors that will differentiate one from another and having one that gets you will mean achieving your end goal or coming up short and possibly not liking the final product.
Design Takes Time
The key to good design is not rushing the process. While there is definitely a scientific component to design, it is in large part letting everything come together on its own. As you work through building out your kitchen in the design phase you will get into a flow. This may require several different tries at getting one aspect of your kitchen remodeling design right. Patience is a virtue that will take you far in this phase of the project.
Some things come together quicker than others which can easily give you unreasonable expectations. For example, when choosing a paint color for your walls, you and your interior designer may hit on the exact color in the first five minutes of your search. However, it could also take weeks. It is difficult to say if something will take a long time or come to you quickly. The moral of the story is to be patient with your design and it will all come together.
It is Worth It in The End
One of our more recent kitchen remodeling projects in Marin County lasted almost two years. Of course, this was a complete home remodel where we basically stripped everything down to the shell and started over. The kitchen remodel was only one small aspect of the larger project. During the two year process of design and construction our clients went through the roller coaster effect identified above. They questioned if it was worth it several times when they were tired of being out of their home. When we finally made it to the end, they were ecstatic with the results and could then see that the wait was very much worth it. Here is the way they described moving back into their newly remodeled home: “It feels amazing to be back in our home and we finally feel like this design has our name written all over it. This is truly our home now. Everything is exactly us.” It feels good to be in a home you love. It feels good to be in a new kitchen that is designed specifically for you.
Whether you are just starting the kitchen remodeling process or have hit a wall in pulling all the pieces of design together, take some of these thoughts into consideration as you move forward. Take your time, plan for the ups and downs and know that it will all be worth it in the end. Read more with our free ebook below.