Plan the Perfect Kitchen
Friday, June 23, 2017
Buying a new kitchen is a big purchase and one that can be daunting. From choosing the right style to finding a designer and agreeing to a layout, there’s a lot to take on board. Breaking into manageable steps will make the process easier-think of it as a journey, and give each step all the time and consideration it needs.
1 . Assess all your needs
Before you begin planning your new kitchen, think carefully about how you want to use the space. Do you simply need a place to prepare meals or are your dreaming of a multifunctional area where you can cook and entertain? Who do you cook for and how much storage do you need? What don’t you like about your kitchen now?
2. Make a wish List
Consider you kitchen must haves. Do you want a sleek island or lots of cabinets for storage? Everybody like to work in their own particular way, and each person has a different list of priorities,so it’s important to write yours down.
3. Be Inspired
How you want your kitchen to look is,of coarse a very personal choice. It really helps to collect images and create a folder. Also, the website Houzz.com is a great resource to draw inspiration and ideas from. All you have to do is set up an account and start clicking away. All your ideas and favorites are saved and easily shared with your designer.
4. Consult a Kitchen Designer
To get the absolute maximum from your space, input from a professional kitchen designer can be invaluable. We here at Cypress take on the entire project for you. From the first meeting in your home to measure and photo, to the showroom appointment to go over layout and material selections, to the last appointment to review the proposal and purchase materials. We take the stress and worry out of your project. We guide you through every step and make this an enjoyable experience.
5. Set your Budget
Always be honest about your budget so that your designer can help you decide where to save and where to invest. It’s easy to get giddy when faced with a wealth of shiny appliances with countless programs and functions, so only invest in things you think you will genuinely use. And don’t forget installation fees, as well as the kitchen itself.
6. Call in the Professionals
It’s important to remember that the way your kitchen is installed can make all the difference, too. A bad contractor can make any kitchen look terrible, but a good one will ensure even expensive units look amazing. Ask friends and family for recommendations and always check the State of Rhode Island Builders Registration website to ensure they are licensed and insured. We here at Cypress work with a variety of contractors and would be happy to give you a referral.
7. Finishing Touches
Make your kitchen feel more coherent by subtly linking finishes. Little details, such as cabinetry handles, can make a big difference and transform a simple white scheme.