Choosing your kitchen designer is one of the most critical aspects to your kitchen renovation or new build – after all, the kitchen is the heart of the home and is arguably the most-used area of the home, so it is important to get the design right, with someone you are comfortable with.
Before choosing your kitchen designer in Perth, below are a number of elements to consider before finalising your decision.
Experience and previous work
Ample experience in custom kitchen design is extremely important when selecting your kitchen designer. You want someone who is adequately experienced in bringing your vision to life, along with their own expertise when it comes to selecting materials and products. This experience and expert product knowledge could mean the difference in the long run between a poor quality product that will cause endless frustration and a high quality product that you can be confident in. Of equal importance here is a designer who is experienced in ensuring that the functionality in your new kitchen will work how you need it to within your space.
The old adage of “you get what you pay for” has never rung truer than in kitchen design. You may pay less for a less experienced designer, but a new kitchen is a large investment and is something you’ll have in your life for a long time, so it does pay to spend a little extra in these earlier stages, for someone with custom design experience. Asking to see examples of their completed projects can also be very beneficial in ensuring they are experienced with your particular design style and layout and will give you a great indication of the quality.
The backing of fantastic tradesmen and suppliers
It’s one thing to pick an experienced kitchen designer, but if they are not backed by professional tradespeople and reputable suppliers, it doesn’t matter how great their design is if the kitchen installed in reality is of poor quality and workmanship. Look for a kitchen designer who is backed by a reliable and reputable network of cabinetmakers, stonemasons, installers, site managers and well-known suppliers, as this group of people will be key to your overall satisfaction with the project. A great designer will have constant contact and rapport with tradespeople and suppliers throughout the whole process to ensure it runs smoothly.
Personal rapport and connection
When it comes to making your final decision on your kitchen designer, personal rapport and connection must be taken into account. A great designer should be easy to communicate with, listen to you and understand your needs and wants, and be able to provide advice and guidance to achieve your goal. Being upfront and honest with your designer throughout the process, including your budget parameters, or if there are elements to the design you aren’t sure about, is critical to the success of your project. Make sure you are comfortable having open conversations with your designer and that you aren’t feeling pressure when it comes to decision-making.
The Maker’s team of award-winning designers are renowned for their design expertise, professionalism and customer service. We would love to assist with your kitchen design in Perth and our showroom is a great place to have an initial discussion with one of our friendly designers. Visit us today at 12 Dyer Road in Bassendean or give us a call on 1300 270 000.