Are you considering a kitchen remodel? You’ve probably been daydreaming about it for a while, collecting photos from magazines and off the internet, looking for inspiration. If you don’t have a plan to narrow down your options, though you end up more confused than inspired. Follow these tips to find the right kitchen style for you.
Go ahead and gather.
Create an idea book of kitchen images that you like. Don’t bother trying to edit the photos as you collect them, but let yourself go a little wild at first, pulling together everything you like and editing later. After a while, you’ll notice a pattern, and you’ll be able to decide what’s pertinent now and which ideas belong to a future project.
Decide how much you want to organize.
It’s ok to have a jumble of photos, but if it helps you think more clearly, go ahead and organize your photos before you hire a contractor. If you’re not ready to do that yet, it’s ok to go back and label them later.
Do some interviewing.
Note the designers behind the kitchens that appeal to you, and start talking to design professionals in your area. You want to find someone who can see your vision. Some homeowners hire designers to help them sort through their initial ideas, or even to take over the process completely, collecting inspiration and bringing it for approval.
Start categorizing your photos.
You can categorize them by style, like vintage or modern, or you might want to sort them by components. You might have a collection of pictures of islands, or an ideabook devoted completely to lighting. Don’t give it too much thought, just start putting them in an order that makes sense to you.
Now is the time to edit.
Go through your ideabooks with a fresh eye. Some of the things may no longer appeal to you; editing them can help you clarify your style.
Once you know what you want, get specific.
Consider the elements you want in your kitchen, focusing on collecting photos that have those things. Even if you don’t like the whole kitchen, it might have cabinets that would look exactly right in your space. When you get specific about what you want, you’ll be better able to find what you need.
When you’re ready to remodel your kitchen, the USA Cabinet Store is ready to help. At the heart of our business is the philosophy that everyone deserves a beautiful home, with kitchens and bathrooms that are both functional and spectacularly designed. Founded in 2011, we have locations in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, and Houston, TX. Our kitchen and bathroom design professionals and experts in installation relentlessly pursue excellence while working as a team to exceed our clients’ kitchen, bathroom, and remodeling project goals. On our website, you can contact us, find a location near you, or request a complimentary consultation.