You’re thinking about redoing your kitchen — congrats! A kitchen design project can be an exciting way to bring your space into the present day, have it align with your style and enhance your home’s resale value.
But for many people, redesigning or renovating a kitchen can be completely overwhelming.
That’s where kitchen designers come in!
Misconceptions About Working With a Kitchen Designer
Many clients believe that they have to know exactly what they want before speaking with a designer — this couldn’t be further from the truth! It’s a designer’s job to help you figure out what you like and don’t like and envision ways to make your space work better for you.
Some individuals think that kitchen designers will be too expensive when the truth is a designer can help you save money. Whether it’s by coming up with innovative alternatives to achieve the look you want for less, or by finding trustworthy contractors for you, a designer can be the best weapon against unnecessary costs. Typically, design fees are applied to the purchase of materials.
At RSI, our philosophy is that every client has a budget, and it’s our job to make that budget go as far as possible without compromising quality.
The Benefits of Working with a Kitchen Designer
There are many reasons why hiring a kitchen designer can make your renovation experience as smooth as possible.
Overcome Your Space Challenges
You know what your pain points are in your kitchen. It may be that there’s too little storage or no place for the kids to do homework — whatever the issue, a kitchen designer can come up with creative and tailored solutions to those problems.
“Any decent designer can pick beautiful materials and colors,” says Megan Bittle, CEO of RSI Kitchen & Bath. “A great designer makes your space work well for you and your family.”
Go At Your Pace
In addition, designers evaluate your unique situation and go as fast or as slow as you’re comfortable with when it comes to the design process.
“I will joke, ‘Are your eyes glazing over yet or do you want to keep going?’” says designer Hollie Cunningham. She also loves showing clients examples of past kitchen projects to give them an idea of the direction they could go in.
Offer Connections for Products and Professionals
A well-connected kitchen designer will be your best friend! Designers have access to a wide range of products — from cabinetry to appliances, countertop materials, flooring, lighting, and backsplash tile — a good kitchen designer can find the best options for your style and budget.
In addition, the best kitchen designers have references for other professionals that may be involved in your redesign. Whether it’s working with the top contractors in your area to recommending a plumber, you can count on your designer to bring experts as well as harmony to the project.
It’s no surprise that we love working with clients on their dream kitchens here at RSI. Whether you’re looking to make small but stunning updates or are ready to completely gut your kitchen, we can help bring your vision to reality.
Our design team are industry experts and have wide-ranging styles and approaches. When you contact us, we’ll work to understand your needs and vision and pair you with the right designer for the project.