Planning Your New Kitchen Design

April 22, 2015 posted In Kitchens

The kitchen can be one of the most complicated home remodeling projects because of all the elements you will need to make decisions about during the process. Planning your new kitchen design involves many steps, and it is important to make sure you understand those steps before you begin your remodel with us. The following guide will help you prepare for the kitchen design process to make sure you are ready to begin the ultimate kitchen transformation!

Setting Budgets

Step one is to figure out the maximum budget for your remodel. This will help you determine what kind of materials and other design elements you will be able to add to your new kitchen. Do your research before making your budget decisions so that you have realistic expectations. If you can avoid change orders during the remodeling process, it will benefit both you and your designer greatly because even small changes can add up quickly. When it comes to appliances, countertops, tile, etc. it is a good idea to think about Plan A and Plan B options based on price. This helps your designer work within your budget by having multiple options to choose from.

Determining Functionality

The way you want your kitchen to function will determine the overall design of the space. It may help to create a wish list of certain functionalities that your current kitchen doesn’t offer, but that you wish it would.

Choosing Colors and Styles

Your kitchen should reflect your personality, so choosing the colors and styles of materials is a crucial part of the entire remodel. This is the fun part! Make sure you have a clear idea of the overall look and feel of the space before talking to a designer. They will be able to take your dreams and turn them into reality.

Choosing Materials

Another crucial part of the kitchen remodel is the choosing of materials. By materials, we mean all of the following:
• Cabinetry
• Countertops
• Backsplash Tile
• Hardware
• Flooring
• Appliances
• Lighting
Materials are what make up the physical aspects of a kitchen and each has its own purpose in the overall design. Choosing materials is a tedious process, but also an exciting one because it allows you to see every piece of the design come together as a whole. Do as much research as you can on the types of materials you want in your kitchen and why. That will help your designer understand your style and needs better, and make the design and remodeling process as smooth as possible!

If you have any questions about Kitchen Remodeling, or would like to schedule an in-home estimate with one of our designers, please call us at 773-665-4444 today!