Kitchen Design Process

Kitchen Design Process

If you are in the process of designing a new kitchen, whether it’s a completely new kitchen from scratch or you want to renovate your current kitchen, then you already know that the kitchen design process is an essential and highly important step in the renovation process.

The kitchen design process is comprised of many different factors that you will need to take note of, including, but not limited to: the overall floor plan, where you will place appliances, where you will place any electrical and mechanical components, choosing brands and products, and so on. Naturally, this design process may seem overwhelming at first, but if you follow these simple kitchen design process steps, you will be able to handle the early design process like a professional.

Step One: Figure out your needs

When you are designing a new kitchen, the first question you need to ask yourself is: what are my needs for this kitchen space? Are you looking for a kitchen that has lots of counter space since you love to frequently cook and need it? Are you looking for kitchen space with built-in storage for all of your pantry items? The more you understand your needs, the easier it will be for your designer to start creating concepts for your new kitchen design.

Step Two: Viewing design concepts and choosing the best one

After the initial step is met, your kitchen designer will be able to provide you with several concepts for your new kitchen. These concepts are drawn up designs which will give you a better idea of what the finished kitchen could look like, depending on which design you end up choosing. Most designers will provide up to 3 designs, though this will depend on the designer and their limitations. You should carefully look over each design and let yourself examine the benefits and possible downsides to each design. This step is important because it ends with you choosing the design that best suits your needs and preferences.

Step Three: Refine the design

Now that you’ve chosen a design, it’s time to consider any refinements or alterations that need to be made to the design. For example, maybe you’ve decided that you want less built-in space or you’d prefer a slightly shorter counter. Whatever the changes or refinements may be, make sure you consult with your kitchen designer about the best options.

Step Four: Selecting products

Now that the kitchen design itself is finalized, it’s time to select the products–such as appliances, cabinet materials, flooring, tiling, etc…–that will be in the kitchen. This is the most fun step as it allows you to completely customize your kitchen design to your needs, including the materials, colours, and other elements that will play a key role in how your kitchen looks.

Final Thoughts

The kitchen design process can be overwhelming, especially if you have never renovated or helped design a kitchen before; but once you follow the above steps, the design process will go much smoother. If you are looking for professional kitchen design, the team at Bow Valley Kitchens is here for you. Our goal is to build your dream kitchen, so contact us to book your personal consultation today.