We will begin to dig into a couple of design considerations for your dream kitchen this week. Last week we offered some important questions to reflect upon to help bring your desires for you project into focus. Let’s refine the process now by considering two important elements….style and personal priorities.
Some homeowners feel it can be hard to define their style. We all have one, even if we don’t know what it is. Some little steps can help in that process. Collecting magazine photos and online ideas on Pinterest and Houzz, can help provide ideas of what you like and don’t like. Common styles include contemporary, rustic, chic, traditional, transitional, and country. Some homeowners understand their style, while others need help refining theirs. An experienced certified kitchen designer can assist in sorting out the many options you need to consider. Working with a remodeling company that has a good showroom is a tremendous asset. They can provide inspiration and great ideas as you view and handle product samples and understand how they contribute to specific stylistic influences. Samples can often be taken to see how they look and feel in your own home.
Many homeowners have personal priorities for their kitchens. Perhaps there are certain elements they particularly desire, such as an island, pantry, dining area, recycling, desk center, tv/entertainment area, wine storage, or special cooking zones. Other homeowners are most concerned about how to open their space up to join the kitchen with adjacent living areas. Your designer can help evaluate how you live in your space. They are prepared to offer solutions to ensure your project achieves your goals for function and uniquely reflects your interests and lifestyle.
Next week we will look at a two more design elements to ensure your project is a success: Budget and Timeline.