Is your Kitchen in need of an upgrade?
From cabinetry to a full-kitchen remodel, our Kitchen Designers are here to help you and your family fall in love with your space. Our Kitchen Designers will work with you to make sure you love your kitchen remodel before it goes into build. Our Kitchen Designers use a 3D rendering service so you are able to see exactly what your dream space will look like.
How it Works:
- Contact us to schedule a Virtual Design Meeting or Visit our Design Studio in Shrewsbury, MA, we will ask for photos and some simple measurements of the space
- From there, you will tell our Designers an idea of what you’d like for your space, we are here to collaborate with you, give you ideas or just help your ideas come to life!
- Once we’ve finalized your vision. Our Designers create your space as a 3D rendering, so you can see exactly what your project will look like
- Once you approve of the Design, we get to build! The Emily’s Interiors team can be involved in as much or as little of the build process as you want. If you are a “DIY” type of person we are here to consult!
Kitchen Design Considerations
Remodeling a kitchen should be an exciting and not daunting project. As experienced construction experts and kitchen designers, we are well aware and address the common concerns that people often have when considering or undergoing a kitchen remodel.
Budget: One of the most significant concerns for many people is the cost of a kitchen remodel. It’s essential to establish a realistic budget and stick to it. Unexpected expenses can arise during the project, so having a contingency fund is wise.
Timeline: People often worry about how long the remodeling process will take. A kitchen remodel can disrupt daily routines, so understanding the estimated timeline and potential delays is crucial for planning. It’s also important to select a kitchen designer that employs a tried and true process and can anticipate potential issues before your cabinets are even ordered.
Design and Layout: Creating the perfect kitchen layout and design can be challenging for inexperienced designers. Your new design should meet your needs, and take into consideration your daily living, and making the aesthetics match your vision.
Permits and Regulations: Complying with local building codes and obtaining necessary permits can be confusing and time-consuming. It’s essential to ensure that all necessary permits and approvals are in place before starting the remodel. At Emily’s Interiors, we can provide you with full scale permit-ready kitchen design plans.
Disruption to Daily Life: The construction process can disrupt daily routines, such as cooking and meal preparation. People often worry about how they will manage during the remodel, especially if they have young children or elderly family members. At Emily’s Interiors, we carefully plan your design, and ensure we’re thinking about all the necessary components including any appliance selections to minimize downtime.
Material Selection: Choosing the right materials for cabinets, countertops, flooring, and appliances can be overwhelming. Our design process will carefully guide you and even make the process of selections enjoyable!
Functionality and Ergonomics: Ensuring that the kitchen layout is both functional and ergonomic is crucial. Our extensive checklist ensures there will be enough counter space, convenient storage, and efficient workflow to match your lifestyle, and even Holiday traditions.
Aesthetic Preferences: Balancing personal style preferences with potential resale considerations is also a consideration we will address with you.
Maintenance: We’ll provide helpful information to help your kitchen looking new.
Addressing these items requires careful planning, clear communication, and thoughtful research. It’s essential to work closely with design professionals and be prepared for unexpected challenges that may arise during the remodeling process.
Questions to Ask Your Kitchen Designer
These questions will help you assess the kitchen designer’s qualifications, approach, and ability to meet your specific needs and expectations for your kitchen remodel. Open and clear communication is key to a successful partnership with your designer. When working with a kitchen designer to plan your kitchen remodel, it’s important to ask a series of questions to ensure that you’re on the same page and that the design aligns with your needs and preferences. Here are a few simple questions to ask your potential kitchen designer:
Can you show me examples of your previous kitchen designs?
Reviewing their portfolio can give you a sense of their style, expertise, and the quality of their work. Ask questions about the kitchen design. Why were certain materials used? How long did the design process take? Were they happy with the final kitchen design?
How do you approach the design process?
Understanding the designer’s process will help you know what to expect at each stage of the project and how collaborative the design process will be. Does the company offer a standard design process, or does each designer do what they feel is “right”?
What is your design philosophy? How do you prioritize functionality in your designs?
This question can help you gauge whether the designer’s philosophy aligns with your vision for your kitchen space. A functional kitchen is essential. Ask about their approach to optimizing storage, workflow, and ergonomics. How long will the design consultation take? How many designs will they show you? What kinds of considerations of your daily life and traditionals will they take into account?
What materials and finishes do you recommend for my budget and lifestyle? Do they carry brands that will match your home’s value and decor?
Discussing materials and finishes can help you make choices that balance aesthetics, durability, and maintenance requirements. Will the lines they carry “fit” into the overall aesthetics of your home? For exmaple, if your home is modern, or beachy, do they carry a regular high-quality line of cabinetry that looks natural to your home’s overall design.
How do you handle challenges or unexpected issues during a project? Will you visit my home or take calls from my installer?
It’s important to understand how the designer handles setbacks or changes that may arise during the remodel. How much detail is the designer going to give you before demolition begins? Will they take the time to meet or speak to the installer to make sure they are 100% certain of what the finished installation should look like? What if a critical component is missing? How quickly are potential resolutions provided to keep your installation going?
Can you provide a detailed cost estimate and timeline for the project?
Get a clear understanding of the projected cost and timeline to ensure that they align with your budget and scheduling needs. Be sure to ask about any potential additional costs or delays that may occur.
These questions will help you assess the kitchen designer’s qualifications, approach, and ability to meet your specific needs and expectations for your kitchen remodel. Open and clear communication is key to a successful partnership with your designer.