Kitchen Design Process
A great kitchen renovation can improve your family’s quality of life and add thousands of dollars to the value of your home. Importantly, your kitchen design should centre around your current lifestyle. Notice how you spend your time in the kitchen. Is the kitchen primarily for cooking, or do you also eat in the kitchen? Do the kids do their homework or play nearby when you cook? Do you use the kitchen as a common place to socialise or catch up with family? It is important to plan your kitchen for the lifestyle you have now, but also think about how you would like to use the space differently.
As a first step, do your homework. Look through kitchen design magazines, search for kitchen design ideas online, and visit a couple of kitchen showrooms. This way, you will develop a clear idea of the type of designs you are attracted to. Where possible, take the images and ideas you have collected to your kitchen designer to give them an understanding of what you are looking to create. Your designer will then be able pinpoint the common elements in these designs, and these common elements will become the starting-points of your new kitchen design.