So, you just can’t stand looking at that old, dark kitchen anymore…

But, where do you begin?

It seems so daunting at the beginning.  So much so that many people wait until something (the dishwasher, the faucet, and your patience) actually breaks before they decide to take the plunge and remodel.  There are many ways to install a project, but the best way to start is the usually same.

Pick up a Kitchen design magazine at the grocery store, buy a kitchen design book, and search the internet for photos of recently designed projects.  Start to get a feel for what you like and what you don’t.  What would feel right in your home?  What look will best express your personality?

Start to establish your budget.  Do you want to rip everything out or just give it a face-lift?  Is there a family heirloom that you want to design around?  Do you want to expand the space?

Now it’s time to bring in some help.  A trained kitchen designer can help you through the next phase and bring your dreams into reality.   Whether you are installing this yourselves or using a team of building professionals, everything needs to be planned out carefully ahead of time.  There is no reason for a project to drag out into the next calendar year.  You should only need to eat out for weeks, not months, if the planning is thorough.