Hiring a Kitchen Designer
If you’re considering a kitchen renovation, chances are that you’ve spent a fair amount of time searching the internet for various options and browsing kitchen designers. And chances are that you’re noticed just how many options are out there. The truth is, a kitchen renovation is truly a full time job. Finding appropriate materials is only one piece of the puzzle. Deciding on a style and color scheme are equally important. If you’re already working full-time, it’s nearly impossible to complete your kitchen renovation in a timely manner. There just aren’t enough hours in the day. That’s why many people choose to hire a kitchen designer.
What is a kitchen designer?
A kitchen designer is a professional with many years of experience in kitchen renovation projects. Professional designers not only know about materials, but they can also help to guide the style of your kitchen in a direction that fits your personality, taste and budget.
Where do I find a kitchen designer?
It can be tricky to find a designer who specializes in kitchen renovation. Many designers are generalists therefore wouldn’t necessarily be specialized in kitchen design. If you want a truly professional kitchen renovation, it’s best to find a designer who really knows their stuff. If you’re in the Austin area, check out Joe Currie from Capitol Design. Joe has been designing kitchen renovations since 1981.
Discussing your renovation budget with your kitchen designer
First of all, your designer will most likely want to discuss your budget. Now, this is not just some tactic to see how much money you have. Discussing your budget is a practical way to see how to make your dream kitchen renovation come true. Kitchen renovations are possible on small and large budgets. However, appropriate plans need to be made in either case. Therefore, be honest and upfront about your renovation budget with your kitchen designer.
Explaining your taste to your kitchen designer
Next, your kitchen designer will want to discuss your personal style and taste. It’s a good idea to keep magazine clippings or a Pinterest board of kitchen styles that you like. If you visit a nearby paint shop you can easily pick out some colors that appeal to you. Be sure to give your kitchen designer as much information as possible so that they can match the style that you’re seeking for your kitchen renovation.
Discussing materials with your kitchen designer
Now that your kitchen designer knows about your budget and your style, it is time to talk about materials for your kitchen renovation. If you have a lower budget, but expensive taste, your kitchen designer will recommend affordable alternatives for materials such as linoleum rather than tiles, or formica countertops rather than marble. Again, it is absolutely possible to achieve a chic look even on a budget. This is one reason why it is incredibly important to find a professional designer to help you with your kitchen renovation. A designer knows the local market for materials and can steer you in the right direction based on your needs.
Making a plan with your kitchen designer
Once you’ve decided upon your kitchen redesign plan, you’ll need to make a plan with your designer about the actual renovation of your kitchen. Discuss your preferences and needs with your designer. Being upfront with your communication is incredibly important in any working relationship, but especially with home renovations.
Find a kitchen designer in Austin
Are you looking for a professional Austin area kitchen designer? Joe Currie from Capitol Design has been working with kitchen renovation since 1981. Joe has designed projects for media celebrities, Fortune 500 CEOs, and even a well-known St. Louis chef. Check out Joe’s portfolio here: