Kitchen Planning & Design Tips
Designing your new kitchen is an exciting undertaking. It can also be a little overwhelming. To help you make the process of planning a kitchen a little easier, Cartier Kitchens has put together some kitchen planning and design tips to consider before you dive in.
- Are you going to work with your current floor plan, or do you want to take down a wall?
- Do you want your new kitchen to have more storage space? If so, how much more?
- Where do you envision this storage space?
- Do you want your new kitchen to have more counter space? If so, how much more?
- Do you want to replace your appliances? If so, which ones? Are you adding any additional ones?
- If you’re going to have an island, what will it be for? Food preparation? Cooking? Eating? All three?
- Do you want your new kitchen to have an area for casual meals?
- Do you want to have a desk/workspace area in your kitchen?
- What cabinet style do you want? Traditional? Transitional? Contemporary?
- Don’t have a ‘celebration’ deadline (Christmas, a wedding, etc.) for when your kitchen renovation should be finished. It puts a lot of pressure on you. Instead, relax and enjoy the process of seeing your dream kitchen become a reality.
- Don’t ask your friends and family for design advice; it will confuse you. Place your trust in the experience and skill of our in-house designer–you’ll be glad you did.
- Shop for appliances at the same time that you’re shopping for your kitchen. Our in-house designer will require the specs for all of your appliances in order to ensure the recommended clearances and venting requirements for the appliances are incorporated into the final design.
- Be patient. A kitchen renovation is a very involved project. The planning process may feel tedious at times, but it’s the attention to detail that will ensure your dream kitchen, when it’s completed, is everything you envisioned.