Merideth Sheahan March 13, 2020 Kitchen Design
If you are new in town or are among the first of your friends to tackle major home renovations, finding a designer might be a challenge. The NKBA offers a locator service that can give you a clear picture of local resources. You can also contact the American Society of Interior Designers to find area professionals. DesignBuild4UChicago also notes that an increasing number of general building contractors and home renovation companies are hiring professional kitchen designers for their staff. Design services offered by a building company might be more affordable than those of independent, private design firms.
On the other hand, if your intent is to create a family gathering space, room to comfortably hang out will take precedence over where to put your stove.
The designer, in turn, will want to know about your lifestyle: Who’s in the family? What’s your cooking style? Where do the kids do homework? Do you pay bills in the kitchen? Are there ergonomic considerations — height or accessibility needs? Do you have pets? Are the cooks right- or left-handed?
She cautions that despite industry claims, no material will look pristine forever. ”There’s no such thing as an indestructible material. Everything will show wear,” she says. ”Ask yourself, what do you want to feel and see everyday?” To that end, she likes Fireclay Tile and the wood countertops from Devos Custom Woodworking. Before deciding, always look at samples of the exact items under consideration.
Hang pendant lights or a chandelier 30 to 34 inches from the tabletop to create cozy pools of light, and draw diners’ attention to what’s most important: good food and great company.
The kitchen demands a specialist, says Denise Dick, a CMKBD and NKBA member in Carrollton, Texas. ”Just like you go to a doctor specializing in a part of the body,” she says, ”the specialist for that part of the home is the kitchen designer. We understand how it all fits together and why the parts are necessary. You’re going to do it right the first time with a designer.”
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