When you and your family start to review kitchen design ideas in preparation of doing your remodel, There are a few critically important points to consider.
First and foremost, as life is a never ending series of trade offs, you must know what’s important to you.
Every remodel project contains elements of trade off between the three biggest aspects, which are budget, schedule, and quality. Changes you make to one affect the others.
I strongly suggest that before you jump into your remodeling project, you all sit down with a piece of paper and write down what you want out of your remodel.
Once your list is fairly complete, prioritize every item without allowing any ties. Not allowing ties is important. Much more important that you may realize, so don’t cheat!
Take that list with you when working on your design, no matter who is helping you figure out what design makes the most sense for you and your family.
I strongly recommend the services of a professional designer, as they have worked on way more kitchens than most of us ever will, and through that process they’ve learned things we don’t know.
They know what is involved in making major changes to the layout of the room (changes the require relocating electrical wiring and plumbing fixtures) and can educate you about the trades offs better than a kitchen designer at Home Depot or Lowe’s (generally – occasionally you find a real gem of a designer at one of the big box stores).
It may seem like the $500 to $1,000 you pay the designer is a “cost”, but in many cases it truly is an investment, as by understanding what you want, they can help you save more than they cost. This really does happen.
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