Post by Jeneane Beaver. Jeneane works as a designer and loves assisting our clients with important decisions and product selections. Find out more about Jeneane here.
Designing for budget. Why hire a kitchen designer?
In today’s tech-savvy world, you can get budget tips and decorating advice from anywhere. Everyone loves watching HGTV and the way they showcase beautiful remodeling projects; an 8-week timeline trimmed down to an hour special is very appealing. What goes unseen is the amount of detail and planning that actually goes into these projects. In most cases, all of the planning boils down to one thing: staying on budget.
When you begin the process of planning a kitchen and bath remodel, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of design options and selections you will need to make for your home. This is where our designers can help you achieve your new ideal space, without sacrificing quality or your overall budget.
The main benefits of hiring a Kitchen and Bath designer are:
The most important reason for hiring a designer is that it will save you time and money. We begin our projects by working with our clients on developing a preliminary budget. Most often presenting them with three levels of pricing options. Walker Woodworking, our full custom cabinet line, is usually our highest tier: with unlimited sizing options, applied ends, custom finishes, and superior craftsmanship across the board. Dura Supreme cabinetry is our second option and features customization in sizing, beautiful doors in a wide variety of colors/styles, and options for plywood or particleboard construction. Cabicoand Wellborn cabinets are our base point cabinet offerings. Basic sizing increments, uncomplicated colors, and simple doors styles make these lines the most economical for our most budget conscious clients. It is also possible to mix and match cabinets which enables you to have the best of both worlds while staying on budget.
Our designers will help you make all of your selections in advance, knowing exactly how much your renovation will cost before you even start. Designers can save you money because they know where to find the best prices and their resources are unlimited. Don’t hesitate to give your designer a budget from the very beginning; if you have a limit on what you are willing to spend you need to let them know. Remember if you try to “do it yourself” and you are not happy with what you have selected, changing your mind might be a costly mistake. Good planning on the front end of the project, with the help of a designer, will save you time, headache, and money in the end.
Education and Daily Learning:
Since the average homeowner may only complete one or two remodels in their lifetime it is important to utilize the expertise of someone who plans out kitchens and baths on a daily basis. The trends for the home are ever changing and a designer will have access to all of the latest technology to make your room work best for the way you live in it. Our designers plan spaces all the time so you can trust their ideas, know that they will always keep your budget in mind and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Learn a little more about the benefits of hiring a designer.
Space planning and functionality:
Every person has their own preferences for their particular space. Being a good designer means listening to your clients wants (including their budget), learning how they use their home, noticing physical characteristics or any limitations, and then melding these items into a cohesive design that works for the end user. There are certain “Standards” in kitchen and bath design planning that a designer automatically knows based on the average user. Some of these standards are set by code, but others come from the development of our designs through previous years of trial and error. Any good kitchen designer should know that thework triangle in the kitchen is centered around the layout of the sink, cooktop, and refrigerator (since these are the main work areas). There are standard depths, minimum clearances, workflow considerations, and many other spatial planning constraints to consider. Only a qualified designer will know all of these standards and be able to implement them in your home.
As I discussed earlier, sorting through all of the finish details for a project in your kitchen or bathroom can seem like an endless task. Since our designer’s plan spaces everyday they already have an integral network of reliable and trusted business partners that they can recommend to you. The good thing about using their referrals is the level of confidence your designer will have using their contacts. Trust is a crucial key to business relationships, so you can be sure they trust the work of whoever they recommend for your home.
These are just a few of the benefits of using a Kitchen and Bath Designer to assist you with your project. When you hire any one of our designers, you will get the expertise of an experienced professional who can solve problems, help you avoid costly mistakes and stay on budget, and create an attractive, affordable space that meets your lifestyle needs. Learn more about our designers.
Greenbrook Design, a kitchen, and bath home center is only an hour from Greenville SC, Asheville, Charlotte, and Hickory. We invite you to stop by and visit our showroom. The showroom was designed to allow our clients to experience our products in a home like environment. Here you can see displays for all of the cabinet lines we offer. Our ability to design your space with several cabinet options is like no other experience in the kitchen and bath industry. We design cabinets from Charlotte to Boone and Greenville to Asheville. Having our own local cabinet shop offers a great advantage to the endless options to have a great design that stays within your budget.
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