Finding The Perfect Kitchen Designer

Taking the steps to replace your kitchen is a huge decision to make and one which shouldn’t be done lightly. 

From making the best use of the space you have, to understanding the appliances for your family needs and the purpose of the kitchen; having a kitchen designer to support you can take your new kitchen to the next level.  That’s where we come in.

What does a kitchen designer do?

The primary role of a kitchen designer is to create the best kitchen for you and your family.  They’ll make your vision a reality, but will also guide you in ensuring your plans fit within your budget and lifestyle.

From the initial design concepts to overseeing the construction of the kitchen within your home, think of your kitchen designer like a project manager. They’re with you every step of the way to make your dream kitchen a reality.

Why do you need a kitchen designer?

There’s three key benefits to using a kitchen designer:

  • Time – Your time is precious and being on hand to deal with every issue, delivery date, size and colour question from numerous suppliers can quickly eat your time up.  Having a London kitchen designer, they’ll deal with this for you.
  • Expertise – Your kitchen designer has seen hundreds if not thousands of kitchens come together, in all different shapes and sizes; meaning they have the experience to know how to get the best out of the space you have available (and also within your budget).
  • Planning – Renovating your kitchen means that the most important room in your home is out of service, so you want to ensure the downtime is as minimal as possible.  Your kitchen designer will plan the entire renovation timeline with you, so that you have complete clarity on when building work is happening and can plan accordingly.

Questions to ask our kitchen designers

  • Have you previously worked on any kitchens similar to mine?  Potential designers should be able to show you a portfolio of historic work.
  • Can you provide customer references? Customer references are a strong marketing tool. If they’re unable to provide them, check their reviews on their website, Google, Facebook and other review platforms.
  • What supplier relationships do you have? Having relationships with professional builders, appliance providers and decorators can really help to make the project simple.
  • How will we work together? Depending on how hands on / hands off you want to be, this is a vital question.  It’s advisable to have regular contact with your designer but to keep it to one method (email / call / meeting) and ideally at the same time.  This retains a professional working relationship.
  • How much input can I have? Whilst you want to have input into elements of your kitchen, ultimately the designer should guide you on what is best for your needs.  A designer that says “yes” to everything may not be the best for you.
  • What’s the anticipated timeline? This is a difficult question to answer as some of elements are out of the designer’s hands, but having an expectation of whether the project will be two months or six months will help with your organisation and planning.

Our kitchen design team are on hand to help turn your vision into a reality. Having been in the kitchens industry for over 120 years, we know a thing or two about what makes a good family kitchen. Talk to the team today to arrange a consultation.

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