Kitchen Design | Material & Fixture Selection

There is a distinct process of selecting your kitchen cabinetry, appliances, surface materials and your plumbing & light fixtures.  Your kitchen can reflect your personal style while supporting your lifestyle.

While today’s homeowners have become sophisticated and discerning, they often find the process of space planning and material selection & coordination a daunting task.

Kitchen Space Planning

A functional floorplan and kitchen cabinet layout are established.  To assist in the visualization and communication of the design concept, computer-aided drawings are created. 

Programming
During the initial consultation, personal information is collected, and your needs and priorities are determined.  Areas involved in the kitchen renovation are explored and the existing space is evaluated.
Schematic
Develop initial space utilization plans.  Appliance needs are considered.  Create preliminary kitchen layout options.  Full-set drawing package is developed, including electrical plan, lighting layout (reflected ceiling plan). The general style concept is explored.
Design Development
Materials and finishes are coordinated.  The cabinetry layout is refined and the millwork drawings are completed, including perspectives (3D) and elevations.  The general kitchen floorplan is finalized.  Lead times and timelines are determined, and the preliminary schedule is created.

Kitchen Materials & Fixtures..know where to start, and what you can expect to spend.

Once lifestyle and interests are explored, a Selection Sheet is created.  This list of kitchen materials, products and fixtures are allotted a budget amount. 

Kitchen Cabinetry

Chances are, regardless of the caliber of the renovation you are embarking upon, it will involve kitchen cabinets.  The overall style of your kitchen is established by the look of your cabinetry.  Space planning begins with your kitchen layout.  Design development typically begins with cabinet material and finish considerations.

Kitchen Appliances

Appliances serve a functional purpose and the need is based on lifestyle.  Kitchens are planned around them and cabinetry is designed to suit, so it is generally advised to start the kitchen planning process with your appliances.

Kitchen Fixtures

Kitchen lighting and plumbing fixtures are selected based on their function and finish.  Recessed lighting, suspended light fixtures, sinks and faucets serve your lifestyle needs and your aesthetic preferences.  In many cases, the fixtures are considered during conceptual planning, but the actual selection is made while developing the design.

Kitchen Surface Materials

Flooring, walls and kitchen countertops are surfaces which include coverings such as hardwood, vinyl, ceramic & porcelain tile, quartz, marble, laminates, leather, fabric, steel, glass.  Generally, multiple resources (suppliers, fabricators, installers) are needed for each, and product leadtimes and installation timeframes vary.

KITCHEN DESIGN & RENOVATION CONSULTATION

 

Start the Process

Consultations begin in the preliminary stages of project development.  Let’s explore the possibilities together!  Contact us for a consultation and in-depth analysis.