Kitchen How to

How to Design a Kitchen

Step 1: Make a “Wishlist”

Start by making up a file or scrap-book of things that you would like in your kitchen. Clip pictures from magazines, write down your ideas, sketch out something that you have seen or a new idea that you came up with on your own. Also decide what your budget is for this project. A modest basic kitchen will cost $10,000-$12,000 a small custom kitchen with an island between $12,000-$15,000 and a large custom kitchen with upgrades and quality surfaces between $16,000-$30,000.

**Just a generalized guideline. Contact us for more info or for large scale project pricing**

Step 2: Set Up a Meeting

Bring your scrap-book, your budget and a floor plan with your kitchen measurements to this meeting. Discuss with the designer which components you feel are important in the kitchen. By the end of this meeting there should be an established budget/price range, you and the designer will understand each other and the concept of this kitchen will be starting to form.

Step 3: Plan a Second Meeting

After faxing and/or phoning back and forth a few times, discussing ideas, placements and measurements, a design concept will be agreed upon. All of the major appliances have been bought (this is important because the exact measurements of the major appliances are needed for planning a custom kitchen) and this meeting is to determine wood type and color, counter top material, and which cabinetry extras you would like (eg. appliance garage, towel rack, spice rack, etc.). After this meeting the designer will be able to come up with a price based on all of the decisions that you have made.

Step 4: The Final Meeting

This is the meeting where you sit down and discuss, one more time, all of the details of the kitchen so that you understand exactly what it is that you are getting for the price that you are paying. After everything is discussed a production date and an installation date can be chosen and construction of your kitchen will begin.

Step 5: The Last Step

The only thing that remains to be done is to make sure that the kitchen space will be ready for the installers on the projected installation date.

2 Responses to Kitchen How to

  1. Gloria says:

    Remodelling kitchen, need to know where you are located, I am in Yorkton sk.

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