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Thinking of renovating your kitchen? Start here.

Thinking of renovating your kitchen? Start here.

One of the most common renovation projects done in existing homes are the kitchens. It provides a 92.9% return on investment on average according to Remodeling Magazine. It is often a gathering place for the entire family. The kitchen has become the hub of the home. So many older homes still have the kitchen closed off from the rest of the house. The most common goal is to “open it up” to the living space so that “we can all be together and nobody is stuck away from the rest of the family.”

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So what should you consider before taking on the kitchen renovation? Where should you begin? We strongly encourage you to contact an interior designer that does not sell cabinets or come with a preconceived bias in the solution they will provide. An interior designer will look at the space, hear your goals, and provide design solutions that meet your budget. Give Rebecca a call at the office with questions.

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There are many decisions to make. For instance, Which countertop is right for your new kitchen? Click HERE to learn more about all the options.  How can you make your kitchen more functional? Click HERE to learn more about all the options. What do you want to make it a dream kitchen? Click HERE to learn more about all the options.

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Here is a major kitchen renovation we finished a few years ago. This one takes kitchen upgrade to an extreme. CLICK Here for a kitchen that needs a renovation. It has common issues we see in many of the homes built over the last 15 years.

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If you are thinking of renovating your kitchen, give us a call. We are happy to come and look at your project and discuss options.

 

10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer – by Hannah Jackson, CSI, Allied ASID

10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer 

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Are you thinking of hiring an interior designer, but don’t know if it is really worth it?  Below are  10 reasons you should hire a professional to take care of your design needs.

1. Professional interior designers are focused on providing solutions that take health, safety, and welfare as their top priority. Many design decisions in your home can have a great effect on the health and safety of you and your family.

2. The field of interior design is always evolving, knowing what is current is critical.

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3. Interior designers are trained to apply local and national codes to their designs to ensure their clients get the safest and highest quality designs available.

4. Interior designers are familiar with the current housing market and can advise their clients on what products and design solutions will be a smart investment.

5. Experience is valuable in any and all professionals. Hiring an experienced interior designer can give you peace of mind in knowing that he or she will be making sound design decisions regarding your home.

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6. Interior designers have vision. If you are struggling to come up with a solution to your awkward kitchen layout, insufficient storage, or you think your home just needs a major renovation, interior designers can see the big picture and create design solutions that will maximize your budget, space, and style.

7. Interior designers are familiar with the best products in the industry, and can make selections that will work best for you and withstand the wear and tear of everyday living.

8. Interior designers think long term. If you’re building a new home that you want to live in forever, designers know what decisions need to be made now so that you can easily age in place.   

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9. Interior designers know how to make a space versatile. Versatility maximizes efficiency.

10. Interior designers take a holistic approach to design. Collaboration is a large part of the success of a project, and interior designers often work with architects, engineers, and product experts to ensure that their design decisions are not only doable, but the best possible solution for their clients.

Before you decide to start your home renovation project, call a professional interior designer to set up a consultation.  It will be worth a couple of hours to at least check it out.

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