Why It Is Important to Consult with a Kitchen Designer

You may be wanting to give your kitchen a makeover and are aware that many people seek the advice of a Sonoma County kitchen designer. You might be thinking you could come up with a design simply by choosing cabinets, countertops, and floors, but it’s not that easy. A professional kitchen designer will take the guesswork out of making selections, creating ease and comfort in what could be a very stressful process otherwise, and design the kitchen of your dreams.

A reputable and experienced kitchen designer will help you not only create stunning cooking and dining spaces, but give you functionality that suits your lifestyle. If you’ve ever wondered what a kitchen designer does and how one can help you, then read on.

A Kitchen Designer’s Role

Kitchen designers know what works well and what does not. They have studied the newest trends in kitchen design and take into consideration what has been used successfully in the past and will consider your specific needs and wants to create a one of a kind kitchen space tailored to you.

Professional kitchen designers focus on the following elements:

  • Traffic flow
  • Efficiency for cook(s) and diners
  • Functionality
  • Comfort
  • Ease of use
  • Storage
  • Aesthetic appeal

A good designer will help you choose and incorporate features that are right for your lifestyle while avoiding common, and often times expensive, pitfalls in kitchen remodels.  Part of a kitchen designer’s role will be to draw the layout of the space you have discussed together. This will give you a visual representation your contractor can follow to ensure your kitchen remodel is finished to your specifications.  A good designer will also provide guidance on the scope of the work needed and have valuable insight on budget considerations.  In most cases, the fees paid to a good designer will be recouped in time and money saved by the end of the project.

Even with simple updates such as to your food prep area, it is important to consider using a kitchen designer who will advise you on the latest and greatest in design and functionality.

Making the Educated Choice

When hiring a kitchen designer, it’s important to look for someone who understands you and the way your family functions, along with experience and community reputation.  Seeking recommendations from vendors and local tradespersons is a great way to start.  

Kelly Silverstein, owner of Humanity Home & Cabinetry is an outstanding Sonoma County kitchen designer that has helped countless people with their kitchen design. With over 15 years of experience, Kelly can help you make your dream kitchens come to life. Give the showroom a call at (707) 595-5046 to request a free showroom consultation or for further information.