January 27, 2014

Another Kitchen Success Story (i.e. Why it's Important to Hire a Designer)

Last year I got a call from one of my suppliers - Brian from Western Wholesale Flooring (call him if you need anything - great service AND great pricing!). He explained that he & his wife needed a kitchen remodel, BUT they were on a tight budget. People always throw that "but" into their inquiries. The thing is, when you're on a budget, that's when you need a designer the MOST. Because you have no room for mistakes. Especially when it comes to kitchen design. Brian & his wife realized this.

We do a lot of full-service design work, where we handle the project from the very initial conceptual design phase through the completion of construction. However, sometimes the most critical (and difficult) part is developing the most functional plan for the space and the budget, and clients find that hiring a certified designer for this step is worth every penny.

"Thanks again for all your help.  We couldn't have done it without you!"  -Brian & Kandise

The existing kitchen was small;  the cabinet layout was inefficient and it made the space feel even smaller.  Though there was no room for expansion, this growing family needed a more open space.  They had gotten a free design for the cabinet layout, which essentially just plugged cabinets into every available space.  (I understand - I was much less inclined to take the time to be creative when I was designing for free.)

We spent a good amount of time talking to the client, discussing their needs, and measuring the space.  We came up with a few options and chose the best plan to maximize function and open up the space.  We provided the floor plan and elevations, and the client took it from there.

They recently sent me some after photos and I love the outcome.  Kandise has a good eye for decorating, and it shows.

And to really shock you, here are a few before photos.  
You won't believe it's the same space.