There are many kitchen design topics to discuss when starting your kitchen design journey. We understand that kitchens aren’t something you purchase once a year. Kitchens many times are a once in a lifetime type of purchase. So we understand there will be many questions and many topics to cover when starting this journey – which is why we are here! To start, there are four basic topics we always cover. They are personal style, functionality, materials, and budget.
Your personal home style
Your personal home style matters to us! It’s important to think about your kitchen almost like a piece of furniture in your home. The style should fit with your personal home style and be a reflection of the story you want your home to tell. This is especially true if your kitchen is set in an open plan. Being that kitchens are a rare purchase, finding the right style and doing research on what styles you enjoy is very important! This is why we draw everything in 3D and 360, so you’ll see how the colors and finishes fit into the space.
The functionality of the kitchen
A very important topic to discuss is the functionality of the kitchen. The functionality of any space is what can help make or break a space. Yes, your kitchen might be beautiful, but if it lacks in functionality, is it really a great space? The functionality is key. Just little things like deciding whether you prefer base cabinets with shelving or drawers are the little things that tie into the functionality of the kitchen. So don’t skimp out on this topic!
The materials are an important design topics to cover. This ties into the style, functionality, and budget (we’ll get to that next) of the kitchen. The materials are what’s going to speak the language in the space. Materials can be light, dark, textured, soft, transparent, hot, cold, and much, much more! Materials also play a role in functionality. Take countertops for instance. Not all countertops are perfectly smooth, such as a leathered granite. So if you’re looking to create perfectly smooth pastries directly on the countertops, be sure to feel and see materials before they are selected.
The budget is THE most important topic to be established early on. You may have several projects in your home, so creating a budget for each space is an important place to start. This way, we know where to direct you in forms of cabinetry and other added features to the kitchen.