4 April 2021


The kitchen is the heart of the home and it’s an exciting time when you decide you want to update your old cabinets and worn out benchtops. There are a number of kitchen designers available for Perth renovators and it’s important you choose wisely so you’re not disappointed with the final product. Today, let’s look at our suggestions for finding the best kitchen designer for you.

Research what you want

Before you meet with a potential kitchen designer, do your homework on what style of kitchen you want, what functionality you’re after and what materials you prefer. Do you prefer doors or drawers in your cabinets? What colour scheme are you favouring? Having a good idea of your preferences means that you’re not going in blind when meeting your designer. However, remember to be flexible as well because your designer has probably done this many times and could have some worthwhile suggestions for improving the final product.

Shop around

Word of mouth recommendations are a good way to get ideas for potential designers and you can also look online for reviews and testimonials of companies in your area. Go along to different showrooms just to get an idea of the quality of the designer and you can always ask a few general questions. Once you’ve narrowed down your search, you can request a formal meeting.

Ask to see examples of their work

One of the most important things you can do early in the process is to ask to see examples of your potential designers’ work. This will give you an idea of the quality and craftsmanship of their work as well as ensuring that they can provide you with the style you’re after for your new kitchen. You might find that a designer produces high quality work but their vision just doesn’t fit with yours. Also, see how flexible they are with changing a design to suit your needs. If they aren’t keen to deviate away from what they know, you might want to look elsewhere.

Settle on time and budget

Once you’ve decided you like a particular designer, make sure you get a firm price and time frame from them in writing. The last thing you want is to find you have surprise costs in the end that weren’t accounted for. Having a budget in mind means that you can negotiate with your designer and you avoid overspending. Although your designer will outline a time frame, keep in mind that there are often circumstances out of the control of the designer which can impact on completion.
If you’re looking to give your kitchen a makeover, The Maker can help. We are Western Australia’s most awarded kitchen designer and manufacturer, creating innovative and customised designs. Our experienced team of designers and skilled tradespeople will draw from their experience to help you create a beautiful and functional kitchen.
For more information about we can help with your kitchen design, contact our Perth based company today on 1300 270 000.

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