Questions to Ask Your Kitchen Designer

We want you to get the most out of your kitchen design consultations with our team!

Be prepared when you go into our showroom to discuss your kitchen design plans and needs by following our guide on the questions to think about and ask during your consultation…

How can my kitchen be the most efficient?
Find out how the layout of your kitchen can make your work space the most efficient. Sometimes, moving a refrigerator or sink makes all the difference in the world, when it comes to being productive in the kitchen.

You may find that the designer has ideas that you never thought of. Let them know how you use your kitchen. Is it only for cooking? Do you have a large family who tends to gather in the kitchen, even when not eating meals? Are there children who do their homework in the kitchen?

All of these things should be taken into consideration. If you have a lot of family members, the designer may suggest an island or peninsula to accommodate everyone.

How much counter space should I have in my kitchen?
If you have a large family and more that one person will be preparing food at the same time, then ample counter space is a good idea.
You also want to take into consideration any appliances that you plan to keep on the counter top. All of those items take up precious real estate on your counter, so you will need to talk that over with your designer, to ensure you make the best of the space you have.

What is the best lighting option for my kitchen?
Your kitchen designer will have suggestions on the best places to install can lights, pendants, and work lights. They can also give you input on chandeliers or accent lighting that is placed under the top cabinets or in the soffit, if that is something you are interested in.
You may opt for installing a window or making an existing window larger in size. Of course, this depends on your budget and how involved and lengthy you want your renovation project to be.

What are the current popular styles in kitchen design?
Ask your designer to see pictures of the latest kitchen styles. Figure out which elements you like and which ones you definitely don’t.
Take into consideration the colors and materials of the cabinets, counters and flooring. Find out what the most popular colors are for paint.
When it comes to the design details, here are some other good questions to prepare for before your kitchen design consultation:

Semi open plan or open plan?
Handles or push release options for cabinets?
What colour do you want to choose?

With this preparation you will have a much clearer idea of what you want out of your renovation or new build, and you will be able to make the most out of your design consultations at Look Cabinets. And don’t worry, if you have no idea at all – we are of course here to help 🙂

Call us on 5472 7272 to book a design consultation!