Most kitchen renovations involve structural changes to the home such as replacing windows and doors or opening walls. In most cases, modifying plumbing and electrical systems are also a necessity.

1 – Defining the Scope of the Kitchen Design Project

Kitchen design involves many steps during the process.  A kitchen layout has to be drawn, materials, appliances, sinks, lighting need to be selected.

Most kitchen renovations involve structural changes to the home such as replacing windows and doors or opening walls. In most cases, modifying plumbing and electrical systems are also a necessity.

This can all be overwhelming. Therefore, hiring professional kitchen designers will help greatly with keeping the stress level to a minimum.

2 – Kitchen Design Consultation

You can go to the kitchen showroom and get some kitchen ideas, but most designers will want to meet with you at your house. They can get a feel of what you like, doesn’t like and want.

They can see the space, learn about your family cooking and eating habits,  how you use your kitchen.

3 – Kitchen Design Agreement

The designers will create preliminary drawings showing cabinetry, trim and moldings, appliances, sinks and faucets, light fixtures and interior finishes.

A detailed time line and payment schedules must also be set and agreed upon. It is important to have everything in order so the project goes as smoothly as possible for everyone.

4 – Kitchen Design Development

The designers provide detailed floor plans, 3D renderings complete with accessories, lighting, appliances, cabinets and material textures.

Developing blueprints for any plumbing, electrical, or structural changes, is also done at this time.

5 – Kitchen Product Selection

Here’s the fun part!

Kitchen designers have a network of suppliers and fabricators. They know them well and trust them. They can help you with choosing, appliances, light fixtures, sinks, flooring, kitchen cabinets, colors, stone and more.

6 – The Remodel Project gets Started

While waiting for the kitchen cabinets, countertops, appliances and other items to arrive, the remodel contractor will demo and prepare the space for installing all products. Experienced professionals will install your cabinetry and appliances.

They will also complete all necessary plumbing and electrical modifications and connect your new appliances. The last touch will be the painting (walls, trim, moldings and ceiling).

A new kitchen is a great investment you can make in your home. It provides a good return on investment. You will recoup ever dollar down the road.