Remodeling your kitchen might sound like an overwhelming task, but a kitchen design consultant can alleviate much of the potential stress. You likely have an idea of cabinets, countertops, and layouts you've seen here or there but could use some help pulling it all together. You can hire a design consultant or use a designer through a company you are purchasing kitchen products from, such as RTA's free design consultant service. Here are a few of the most important questions to ask:
What can I do with my budget?
Before you get started, you want to tell the designer your goals and budget and see what might be possible to accomplish and where you might be able to economize. For example, the consultant might suggest ready-to-assemble cabinets.
What can I do with my timeline?
Whether you have a specific deadline for when you want your kitchen completed or not, you'll want to know how long you might be without a kitchen or if there are ways to renovate the kitchen in sections so that you aren't kitchen-less.
What is the best layout for my lifestyle and space?
You might see a beautiful kitchen in a magazine or online, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's the right layout for you. A designer will also know about kitchen accessories that can improve functionality. The consultant can ask the right questions to determine what layout options will work best for you and your family's needs.
What are some upcoming trends to consider?
The last thing you want to do is remodel your kitchen and then see something you wish you would have done. They'll also know about popular choices and classic looks, such as white kitchen cabinets. Ask your kitchen designer about upcoming trends as well as what's becoming outdated so that you end up with a kitchen to last for years to come.
What do I need to do to ensure safety?
And last but certainly not least, a kitchen designer can answer any questions you have about safety and building codes when it comes to renovating your kitchen. You won't have to worry about whether or not the placement of an appliance is a safety hazard or if you can't have cabinets and plumbing in certain spots.
At The RTA Store, we help make your dream kitchen a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled kitchen cabinets and accessories with the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your kitchen dreams come true with the help of our free kitchen design tool!