1. Choosing The Right Professionals
2. Making Final Selections
Once the plans from the architect were squared away it was time to start making final selections. First we met with the cabinet maker to choose the cabinet style and finish. Then it was time choose their new appliances. My clients visited our local Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom where they met with a kitchen specialist and selected their brand new rangetop and refrigerators. Visiting the showroom allowed them to experience and get hands on with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances in full scale kitchen settings before they prurchased.
Here is a look at their selections…
After checking appliances off the list, it was time for the three of us to start shopping for materials. The photos used throughout this post were taken during our shopping trips to local tile and granite suppliers Ciot and Gennesse Cut Stone. The first selection we made was the granite. Choosing an important, main element like countertop material first can help make all the other selections easier.
3. Balancing The Budget
Once all the design decisions have been made and materials have been selected, it's time for the work to begin. Whether you are living in your home through the remodel process or staying somewhere else, expect to be met with some inconveniences. In this case, my clients are living in their home through the entire process. They are prepared to deal with a mess for a few weeks knowing the reward will be a beautiful kitchen they will enjoy for years. Residential interior websites like Houzz.com are a great support center and resource for homeowners. There are many articles, like this one, related to living through a kitchen remodel that offer a ton of great tips and advice to make things a little easier.
Stay tuned for the fourth and final post in this series.
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