Next, you want to think specifically about how you would like your kitchen to function. Think about your current kitchen and think about your likes and dislikes of your current space. What do you want to carry-over into your new space? What do you need to add? More counter space? More storage? Are you a single cook or mulit-cook family? Do you need more space for small appliances? Does your new kitchen need to include an eating area? These are just a few of the questions you will explore when you sit down with a designer.
Appliance and cabinet selection coincide with designing the layout. You should have a good idea of what appliances you want to use in your kitchen. You may go through several renditions of possible kitchen layouts. The more intricate the design, the longer the process may take. Once you finalize your layout, your cabinets can be ordered. Depending on the cabinet line you have selected, the lead time can run from 3-12 weeks! Stock line cabinets are available much quicker. The avarage lead time for semi-custom and custom cabinets is 4-10 weeks.
Preparation! Renovating a kitchen involves alot of details. Being prepared can help ease the chaos and stress of a kitchen remodel!