“Some people just have a gift,” Marnie said. “They can look at a room and just see how it’s all supposed to work. Where the cabinets go. What color the appliances should be. What type of curtains. Whatever. I don’t have that gift. I get frustrated and aggravated just thinking about it. Why can’t I just tell someone I want a beautiful kitchen and they make it happen?”
As kitchen remodeling designers in Hingham, we hear you. There are lots of homeowners who prefer to be hands-off when it comes to creating their new kitchen. We’d like to talk a little bit about how this works, so you can frame your expectations accordingly.
Every kitchen design project begins with conversation. If you have no idea what you’d like your new kitchen to look like, that’s not a problem. Tell us what you don’t like about the old kitchen. Many times, we hear things like the room is too small, too dark, or too difficult to work in. Perhaps there’s not enough storage for everything.
In this conversation, we will also ask about your preferences in terms of color and style. Again, this isn’t a need for specific detail as much as general directions. Also important is knowing how you’d like to use your new kitchen. Is it a room you’ll dine in? Do you like to do a lot of cooking and entertaining? Do you like a kitchen that looks lived in or one that’s Instagram ready at all times?
At the end of this conversation, the role of the kitchen designer is to go away and come up with a few potential plans. These will be presented to you, so that you can choose what you like and reject what you don’t. When clients prefer to be largely hands off the design process, we try to keep these meetings to a minimum so you can focus on what’s important to you. Budgets and timelines are developed, and once you’re comfortable with a design, your highly trained builders will move forward creating it. All you have to do is enjoy!