The design of your kitchen has a huge impact on your everyday life. It should function for you now and as your family grows. It should also reflect your personal style and fit in with the existing architecture of your home.
It always begins with a site visit and consultation. This allows me to see your space and learn about your family and what you hope to accomplish with the new design. I will provide my initial thoughts on how to achieve your goals and discuss how to proceed. With all of this in mind, I will provide a proposal for my services, including an estimate of time required and design costs.
Finding the right plan for your space usually requires looking at it in multiple ways. In the conceptual design phase, we will use floor plans and simple 3-D views to help you visualize major changes. You will be shown as many options as you need to feel confident about proceeding with your project. Once the basic layout has been decided, the design will be fine-tuned to include all necessary details, usually with multiple reviews throughout to get your feedback and ensure that we’re moving the design in the right direction. The finished product will be a set of plans including elevations and 3-Dimensional views that can be use by your contractor as the basis for construction changes as well as the cabinet vendors to provide quotes and ultimately order your cabinets.
Once the plans are complete, there are many choices of vendors and products. My experience in the industry allows me to educate and advise you on what will work best for your project while being mindful of your budget. By communicating directly with the vendors and providing options specific to your design, I will save you time and confusion and ensure that your design objectives are carried out.
Communication with your contractor is one of the most important parts of the whole process. When possible, we will consult them during the design phase so that we are confident that the plan we develop will work and keep you on budget. Together, we will confirm site measurements and conditions prior to finalizing the design and can make adjustments as needed once construction begins if unexpected conditions become apparent.