Being that a kitchen and bath remodel is a significant investment, hiring an experienced designer can actually save a homeowner money. There are several areas where a good designer can assist in keeping your project costs at bay. A designer can organize the project (labor, material orders, delivery schedules, etc.) to avoid costly delays and problems with materials. A good designer will have regular communications with contractors and homeowners to minimize expensive mistakes, misunderstandings and the dreaded change order. A good designer will also assist the homeowner in making sound purchases to maximize their investment. The real question should be: Can you afford not to hire a qualified designer?