Kitchen Design Process by Performance Kitchens

The Kitchen Design Idea

Every kitchen design starts with an idea or a need that can be fulfilled. Talk through the kitchen's biggest needs, then your wants, then your style preferences, and so on. Look online or in magazines for inspiration and collect them to compare side by side for a final decision. Don't be afraid to take aspects of one design and merge them with another. Contrast can be a good thing when done correctly in a kitchen design. Don't rush decisions because you have to live with them for potentially a long time. Look at items for day after day and if you still love it after a week or two, you will be fine.

Examine the Kitchen Space

When starting a kitchen design, you have to take measurements, however, you can sometimes measure beyond just the four walls. Look for ways to open up the space, expand and create a better flow for entertaining and dining. Opening up a wall and creating a breakfast bar or open concept kitchen not only helps create better flow but it can enhance the value of your home. Always design for what you like in a kitchen design but don't forget you might sell it someday.

Kitchen Design Process
Make a Kitchen Layout Plan

Now that you have the measurements you have the square footage to see what will fit and what wont. No good kitchen design happened by accident. Literally draw out the layout of the kitchen. cabinet footprint, appliance locations, sinks, lights, stove, dishwasher, etc. Then re-arrange things in different ways to see what flows the best. There are many philosophies on how to lay out a kitchen but you know your habits best so make the kitchen design yours by choosing the best layout plan for your kitchen.

Deligating Kitchen Design Tasks vs DIY-ing

Creating a kitchen design can be fun and interesting but doing the actual work is a different story. Some tasks can be done by the home owner to save on costs and it's great to learn new things but some tasks should be done by licensed professionals. If you want it done right, why not have an expert do it and sometimes it's just safer.

Research contractors' credentials or if you are working with a kitchen designer, ask for suggestions. If structural items are being addressed in your kitchen design, you may need to get the proper permits from the city and have an engineer approve the plans. As long as you do your homework and always remember that safety comes first, you can have a great kitchen design in as little as a few weeks.

Get started on your kitchen design project with our six-step kitchen design process.

Kitchen Designs

Performance Kitchens' kitchen designs bring forth all the functionality potential of your kitchen into a place to entertain, socialize, cook, and enjoy everyday life. Our kitchen designs will have a huge impact on your home because it won't just look great, your kitchen design layout can improved efficiency, making cooking and clean-up faster and easier than ever before.

Our Kitchen Designs Don't Overlook Anything:

  • Flooring
  • Counters
  • Backsplashes and tile
  • Cabinetry
  • Hardware
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Appliance Locations

Kitchen Designs for All Lifestyles:

  • Kitchen Designs for Serious cooks or those who just want a beautiful space in which to eat
  • Kitchen Designs for Entertaining
  • Kitchen Designs for Large Families
  • Kitchen Designs with Multimedia Features
  • Kitchen Designs for people who enjoy showcasing collections such as glassware, cookbooks, and more

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Performance Kitchens designers orchestrate the process and help guide clients in making the many required decisions, selections, and design choices that help to make up a beautiful and functional kitchen.
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