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Select Kitchen Designers in Alaska

Working with a Alaska kitchen designer can add a lot more value to your kitchen new kitchen than the dollar cost of design fees.

A pro kitchen designer is fully-trained and well versed in getting the best from your kitchen, getting the maximum result for minimum outlay and creating a room fully bespoke to your wishes.

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The kitchen specialist will do as little or as much as you like, and a top kitchen designer can not only supply working kitchen layouts, but will specify everything from the countertops and cabinets to sinks, faucets and appliances. They can easily manage the full kitchen remodeling job from beginning to end, eliminating any inevitable headaches from every project stage and leading you to a best possible kitchen.

It’s because the best kitchen designers in Alaska are involved in a number of remodeling projects, it’s a sure bet they know and work with the best Alaska kitchen installation pros and can access the best kitchen specialists, cabinetmakers, painters, metalworkers and stonemasons – people who’s expert input will lift your kitchen remodeling project up to design-book level.

Local kitchen design pros will be experts in the chapter and verse of kitchen building code in Alaska – so going with the best kitchen professional for your project will not only end with a stunningly designed kitchen, but eliminate worry or headaches whenever issues inevitably crop up – keeping your dream kitchen a dream rather than a potential nightmare.

Finding Alaska Kitchen Designers

selecting Alaska kitchen designerBefore starting the selection process you need to have an overall goal or goals. Simply “I’d fancy a new kitchen” isn’t enough and you’ll only end up wasting time in the selection process. You’d only be thought to be to be time waster (the top Alaska kitchen designers tend to be very busy, with months-long waiting lists).

It might be you’d like to have more countertop space for a hobby or small business, you might wish to get the most of spectacular views, allow more natural light into the kitchen, create a dining area – or any number of requirements and wishes. How does your family use your kitchen? Are you a pro chef or do you only warm ready made meals? Do you do much entertaining? Do you make different meals for different family members?

Writing a list of these requirements and making notes as to how your family use your kitchen – along with an idea of the materials and colors you’d like in your new kitchen – will only help in the first consult with your kitchen designer, helping the designer know you as a potential new client plus saving your time in any initial free design consultations.

Equipped with the underlying foundations of your needs and requirements – it’s time to look into the kitchen designers themselves.

Get on the Internet

The net has made searching for and selecting kitchen designers in Alaska so much easier than in the recent past.

searching Alaska kitchen designers on the webIt’s easy to search specialist kitchen ratings sites like KitchensRated, search trade associations such as the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Alaska local chapter, or search the Alaska section of the BBB

Most top kitchen designers will be certified members of trade associations like the NKBA, or have received certification from specialist groups like the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ).

These qualifications demonstrate technical competence and the scale of their expertize of design, building codes and construction standards. If you’re paying for kitchen design, you want competence!

Armed with a list of kitchen pros, it’s time to look at their websites. In this day and age, all pro kitchen designers run websites – to showcase design work to potential clients within Alaska.

After looking at their website, how do they seem to you? Do they display examples of complete projects? Do they display any homeowner testimonials? Is all contact information easy to find? Do all their pages function?

Visit Your Shortlist

Now it’s time to meet the kitchen pros on your list. Certainly it’s easier to have them visit your home – but first go see their office, design studio or kitchen showroom to gauge their professionalism.

How do they make you feel? How do you get on well with them? Does their operation seem well run? Is it busy? Have a look at photos of any past kitchen designs – all kitchen designers like to share binders packed with before and after photographs from previous client jobs. Would these kind of projects apply to you?

Do they have display kitchens set up? If so are these put together well and well cared for? Do the designers only deal with particular kitchen cabinetry manufacturers? If so, read their reviews too!

getting your kitchen design startedShould you like what you’ve seen and after any initial meetings it seems like they have good proposals for your kitchen project, now it’s time for them to visit your kitchen.

Plan to have three Alaska kitchen designers survey your room – you’ll get three quite different designs and by having them visit your home, discussing your project you’ll be able to get a very good idea of what they will be like to work with.

From these 3 designers there will be one who is the best fit. Next it’s time to…

Check Recent Kitchen Remodeling Jobs

A chosen kitchen designer will have a long list of clients from recent projects who will be happy to meet with you. By talking with some past clients you will have a far better idea of what your chosen designer is like on a project.

If it’s possible to arrange to visit at least one of the kitchens, that should be a worthwhile task – enquire as to what they love about their new kitchen, how the positioning is to work with and how they got on with their KD.

Did something go wrong? If yes how well was it resolved?

By following the steps above, you should be able to find the perfect Alaska kitchen designer for your needs – and end up with a kitchen to be proud of!

And please don’t forget to come back to KitchensRated and rate/review your chosen kitchen designer.

It’s consumer reviews like yours that make KitchensRated the resource it is. By giving your designer an honest review you’ll be helping them get new clients (or helping them improve) – and make the task of selecting Alaska kitchen professionals so much easier for other homeowners.

Our top* 4 kitchen designers in Alaska are:
*Ranked by user rating – taken from all Alaska Kitchen Designer listings

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