COVID-19 has affected the way we work and live in our homes.
If working from home or e-learning with your children has made it painfully obvious that you need a more functional kitchen, you’re not alone. According to Houzz, “Kitchens remain one of the most popular rooms to renovate.”
If you’re ready to take the next step, one of the best ways to relieve stress and streamline the process is by working with a local NKBA professional Kitchen Design firm that is capable of everything from concept to completion. Remodeling your kitchen is an expensive project, having the expertise of an experienced design team can help you save time, money, and ensure you get the kitchen of your dreams.
Why Should I Hire a Designer?
No matter how big or small your project is, most homeowners have a wish list that includes things like updated floors, new cabinets, and a desire to better use the space. But, when it comes to details like selecting brands, lighting, and paint colors it can get overwhelming, which leads to “freezing” when you can’t accomplish anything. A kitchen designer sees the big picture down to every last detail. Your designer will spend time learning about you and your family’s needs, then take measurements and create an elevation drawing so you can visualize their recommendations.
Get the Best Possible Kitchen Renovation Advice
If you’ve renovated even the smallest space on your own, you know that determining the look and functionality is only the first step. Next, you have to select components and compare prices. A designer’s expertise can save you money and certainly keep you on budget. There’s a huge range of products available. By recommending high-quality cabinets, countertops, appliances, hardware, and plumbing fixtures that you can’t find in big box stores you can rest assured you’re getting the most up-to-date design and products. Plus, great design studios have relationships with craftsmen and vendors who often offer ‘professional discounts’ that result in your not paying a premium.
When it’s time for the installation, there’s a process. You may know plumbing comes before cabinets but coordinating the permits and tradesman to arrive on time and finish the job before the next step requires a lot of expertise and planning. One glitch and completion of your kitchen can be delayed for weeks or more. Your designer isn’t working alone, they have a dedicated team that includes craftsmen, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and more. A full-service professional kitchen designer can help you put all of the pieces together, so your kitchen is done right and on schedule.
One of the stress-reducing benefits of using one company from start to finish is communication. When you’re working with a designer who is responsible for the entire project, you’ll build a relationship. Your designer’s number one goal is to understand your vision and make it a reality. When you know you’re being heard and know where to go for answers, renovating your kitchen is a gratifying experience. Not to mention, if there’s a problem you know exactly who to contact.
Hiring a Professional Kitchen Designer Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Involved
Before starting your project consider how you use your kitchen. Do you need space for schooling/work/projects? How often you cook or entertain? How much space do you need for dining? What are your must-have features? What do you want to change about the space?
Looking for inspiration? Here are a few places to start:
Visit the designer’s virtual gallery to see previous projects and go to sites like Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram to find ideas that you can share with your designer.
Regardless of the scope of your project, using a company like Kane Home Cabinetry & Design who are experienced and creative designers combined with a staff of master craftsmen and installers will ensure your success. According to Amy Blood, president of Kane Home Cabinetry, “We’re a proud family-owned business that builds relationships with our clients and stands behind our work with a one-year warranty on all products and work.”
If you’re ready to take the next step, find a local kitchen designer who can help you maximize your space using the latest technology and design. Working together, they will guide you to the best decisions on your most valuable home investment, your kitchen.
Kane Home Cabinetry is a premier kitchen and bath design boutique with a showroom located in the heart of St. Charles, Illinois. We design and install custom kitchens, baths, and work areas that are as functional as they are beautiful.