Everyone has their own idea of what their dream kitchen should look like. Some homeowners want luxury fixtures and elegant surfaces, some prefer industrial aesthetics and efficient layouts, and others would rather use cheap granite countertops so they can splurge on better appliances. Whichever category you find yourself in, building the kitchen of your dreams begins with hiring the right kitchen designer and contractor.
This first step is an important one, but you have to keep in mind it’s only the start. The real work is in the planning phase, where you communicate with your team of builders the things you want to see in your project. Make a List, Check It TwiceBefore you browse through hundreds of catalogs and before you scour the web for that perfect set of appliances, write down an objective for your project.
What do you ultimately want your kitchen to become? What features do you want to see? Don’t be afraid to list as many things as you want because you can trim it down later. Once your list is finished, glean out the ones you deem “non-negotiables” – that is, the ones you’ll definitely keep – from the rest.
A successful kitchen remodel will depend greatly on how well it’s planned. Now that you know exactly what you want and what you expect to see in the final product, it’s time to talk to a designer. During this time, the designer can help you further narrow down your list into things that are doable and things that are definitely impossible so remember to keep an open mind.
Style and Function
A good design will always find a balance between style and function. Whether it’s finding the right shade of granite to match the backsplash or laying out a floor plan that allows for smoother movements between the fridge, sink and stove, your designer should be able to find a solution that’s just right for your needs.
Turn your dream kitchen into a reality with the help of our professionals at Granite Works, your leading provider of granite countertops, kitchen remodeling and more. Give us a call at (301) 640-5010, or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Washington, DC, as well as nearby areas in Maryland.