5 Tips to Prepare for Meeting with your Kitchen Designer

By: Allison Guido

Getting started with your kitchen remodel can be exciting but also can be daunting. There are a lot of things to consider and questions to answer, so that nothing important gets left out of the plan. By partnering with a great contractor and kitchen designer, we can make sure that we address all of those little details. From using existing space that is underutilized, adding on, or just reconfiguring your existing space to work better for your lifestyle- we’ll create the best space for you.

When preparing for the first sit down with the kitchen designer, you want to have some ideas ready. We asked Kitchen and Bath designer, Andria Kieffer, what she thinks you should think about and be ready to talk about:

  1. Appliance Location: Think about where the appliances they will be going with for the new kitchen. If you have an idea of what you want, even better! Bring in the specs and model numbers.
    According to Andria, “We are seeing that appliances are taking a long time to order, so now it seems even more important for new clients to get going on this right away. We also need this information once we begin the design.
  2. Photos of the Existing Space: If you can, we ask that you take photos of your existing space and anything that is unusual that we might need to work around. Andria says, “I love to see pictures of the current space so when we are talking about it, I can get a visual.”
  3. Wish Lists: “I love wish lists, I tell my clients to think about what is not working in their current kitchen or what they would like to change and make a wish list from there,” says Andria. Do you want to include things like roll out trays, more drawers, a trash and recycle cabinet, a spice cabinet, or a tray divider cabinet? List it out!
  4. Inspiration Photos: If you have some pictures and ideas to share about what styles you like or don’t like, it will help your designer be able to get a sense of your styles and personality. This way, we can help guide you and make the best suggestions possible. Pinterest and Houzz are always great places to get inspiration.
  5. Budget: If you have a cabinet allowance from your contractor you should be ready to share this information. This will help the designer know what lines of cabinets to order. Information on allowances will come right from your contract! Letting the designer know of your allowances will make for a smoother selection picking process.

The first meeting with the kitchen designer will be an exciting one, as it is the first real step to bringing your vision to life. By spending a little time to prepare you can get right to the fun stuff. We appreciate the tips that Kitchen and Bath designer, Andria Kieffer, shared with us and look forward to helping you create a great new space for your family.

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