If you’re planning a new kitchen, it’s likely that you’re drowning in a sea of brochures, leaflets and price lists detailing all manner of possibilities. It’s also likely that you’ve walked for miles, going from showroom to showroom, trying to find the perfect design at the perfect price. You may have made a list of all the different things you need to organize and people you need to phone. You may even have exchanged a few heated words with your partner about the best style, the right appliances, the colour scheme or the price. Planning a new kitchen is not an easy task. However, the good news is that there is a solution, and that solution is called a kitchen designer.
1. Being clear about your budget
There’s nothing more frustrating then finally finding your dream kitchen only to discover that it’s outside your price range. It can be very tempting to stretch your finances further than is wise and live to regret it later. A kitchen designer will work within the budget you have available to you. Your designer will discuss your budget with you at the outset to establish your price range and will then work with you to achieve a design that you love at a price that’s right for you. It’s worth asking your kitchen designer about available discounts as very often their contacts with suppliers can enable you to get a better deal.
2. Virtual kitchens!
It can be hard to visualize how a specific design is going to look in your kitchen without actually seeing it. Kitchens Brisbane will be able to show you a mock-up of what your kitchen will look like in the room by using their laptop. Not only is this useful in helping you to visualize styles and colours but it’s also great for trying out different layouts for cabinets and appliances.
3. Optimizing space
One of the trickiest aspects involved in planning a kitchen is the layout. First and foremost, your kitchen needs to make practical sense (e.g: having your refrigerator close to a countertop and your oven close to the sink). Your layout should also optimize the space available to you and take account of plumbing and electrical points for major appliances. Your kitchen designer will be experienced in dealing with all shapes and sizes of kitchens and will quickly be able to determine which layout will work best in your space.
One of the best things about hiring a kitchen designer is convenience. There’s no need to trek round dozens of different shops trying to choose taps that will match your sink and splash backs that will work with your countertops; your kitchen designer can show you everything you need in the comfort of your own home.
5. Project management
Hiring a kitchen designer means there’s no need for you to give yourself high blood pressure trying to co-ordinate electricians, plumbers and joiners, not to mention ensuring that the relevant parts have been delivered for each job. Your kitchen designer will manage everything for you, leaving you to put your feet up and dream about your beautiful new kitchen.