When you’re ready to design your dream kitchen, hiring a professional designer or kitchen planner can make the whole renovation much easier. Whether you’re planning a minor facelift or a complete renovation, getting help from a certified professional designer can be well worth the investment.
Not only do kitchen planners have access to planning tools and technology that most homeowners don’t, but it’s also their job to keep on top of the latest trends, designs and materials. The general rule of thumb is if you’re spending more than a few hundred dollars, it’s best to consult with a professional.
Do Your Homework
There are a multitude of different types of architects and designers, including do it yourself and software versions available at hardware stores. A kitchen renovation involves many steps and separate decisions and a professional kitchen designer will help you pull it all together, creating your dream kitchen.
Wonderful Kitchens in Sydney have over 35 years of experience executing amazing renovations and designs. It’s what they do for a living! They can design, manufacture and install your kitchen, incorporating everything that you may have on your wish list. They even have kitchen showrooms so you can see what works and what options are available.
Note The Pros and Cons of Your Existing Space
Kitchen design has changed a lot in a short space of time. Perhaps your kitchen works just fine for your needs but you want to change the colours and finishes. Or perhaps you want to modernize your existing kitchen space. Taking the time to assess your kitchen over a period of time and make a list of its positives and negatives will provide your designer with valuable information.
You can also use this time to develop a wish list, where you identify what you need and what you want in your new kitchen. Needs are items that are essential for it to function and meet your objectives. Wants are items that you’d like to include in your renovation, but are optional. Which leads into our next point;
Do Your Research But Stay Flexible
Your meetings with your kitchen planner or designer will be a lot more productive if you have some general ideas about the look and flow of your dream kitchen, as well as the equipment you want. It’s a good idea to spend some time browsing magazines and websites to get a feel for where trends are heading and what you like. We have created a Gallery for you to view our wonderful kitchen designs.
However keep in mind that your designer may be able to point out flaws or obvious issues in your plans or wish list that just won’t work, no matter how much money you throw at it. On the other hand, they may introduce you to concepts that you love and hadn’t previously considered. Be open to suggestions, as expertise is the reason you’re consulting with a professional in the first place.
If you want to see how working with a professional kitchen planner can benefit you, call Wonderful Kitchens on 02 9772 2988