The heart of the home is the kitchen. We all know that. But when it comes to designing the kitchen of your dreams, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. The moment you realize it’s time for a complete luxury kitchen renovation or a smaller scale kitchen upgrade, you’ve crossed the threshold into the home improvement world and there’s no going back. The first thing it’s important for homeowners to realize is that there are numerous advantages of working with a professional kitchen designer.
The first advice we have to give before choosing a professional luxury kitchen designer is to do your research first. Consult interior design websites, books, magazines, and start to consider what you’re looking to create. Are you into a modern feel? Or do you like something a bit more classic? Or do you love a kitchen that will pop and make you the talk of the town?
Once you’ve narrowed down your basic vision, find a luxury kitchen designer who specializes in the kind of work you’re looking to produce. Kitchen specialists will show you how to get from point A to Z.
Kitchen Spacial Planning & Layouts
Before you and your team dive right into a full design, you will need to map out your kitchen’s space. This should include where your doors, windows, plumbing, and electrical outlets are. This will help your kitchen designer get a comprehensive understanding of what limitations you may be working with. If you’re looking to move plumbing or electrical outlets, note ahead of time that this may take extra financing.
The work triangle is the most crucial point within your kitchen. This includes your cooking surface, refrigerator, and your sink, and it is important to always keep this on your mind. The kitchen designer specializes in looking at these kinds of layouts and will be able to provide efficient and creative ways to enhance this for your home. Would it be best to add a movable cart? Or would a kitchen island give you the best results? Your kitchen designer will help you find the answers so you’re not groaning about your decision later down the road. Kitchen designers are here to help you be practical, functional, and creative.
Creative Kitchen Design
Once you’ve looked at your current and future layout, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to add to it that’ll give it style, sophistication, and capture the vision you’ve always hoped for. Great kitchen design incorporates many elements: backsplashes, countertops, appliances, lighting, and beyond. Rather than becoming overwhelmed, working with a trusted kitchen specialist who has a bold creative vision can steer you in the right direction. Not only will they bring a cohesive plan to your home, they’ll bring in the flair you’re looking for. Once you’ve made your choices, make sure they render some diagrams to give you a complete image of what you’re getting into. Visualizing the space before execution is always important.
Designing your luxury kitchen should be a meaningful and exciting process. You and your family deserve the home of your dreams. Now it’s just time to make it happen.
Live in Chicago or the North Shore? Schedule a consultation with luxury interior designer, Amber Golob, by contacting her at Amber@AmberGolob.com or calling
773-960-0498. Live your luxury.
Written by Amber Golob