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Working with a Maine kitchen designer can add more value to your kitchen remodel project than the cost in fees.

A pro kitchen designer should be trained and well versed in making the very best of your kitchen, getting the most from your budget and creating a kitchen layout perfectly tailored to your requirements.

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The design professional could carry out any level of service as you require, and a professional kitchen designer will not only provide working kitchen layouts, but could specify everything from the countertops and cabinets to sinks faucets and recycling centers. Kitchen professionals can manage the entire kitchen remodeling job from beginning to end, removing all headache from every stage and guiding you to the best possible kitchen.

Because the leading kitchen designers in Maine are involved in a number of remodeling projects, it’s certain they’ll know and work alongside the best Maine kitchen installation professionals and can giver you access to the highest skilled kitchen specialists, cabinetmakers, decorative painters, metalworkers and leading countertop specialists – people who’s expert help will lift any kitchen remodeling project up to design-book level.

Local kitchen design experts will also know the nuances of kitchen building code in Maine – so choosing the right kitchen professional for your project will not only result in a precision designed kitchen, but minimize stress or headaches when issues tend to crop up – keeping your dream kitchen a dream rather than a nightmare.

Finding Maine Kitchen Designers

finding a Maine kitchen designerBefore starting the selection process you need to have a project goal or goals. Just “wanting a new kitchen” isn’t going to be enough and you’ll end up wasting time in the selection process. You’d only be thought of as to be time waster (the best Maine kitchen designers are very busy, with months-long waiting lists).

It might be that you want to have more countertop area for your hobby or business, you could want to make the most of spectacular views, let more natural light into the kitchen, create a breakfasting area – or any other number of wants and wishes. How do you cook in your kitchen? Are you a expert cook or do you merely microwave ready made meals? Do you do regular entertaining? Do you bake many cakes?

Writing a list of your requirements and making notes as to how you use your kitchen – along with any concepts of the look and feel you’d like in your new kitchen – will only help a great deal in that initial consult with your kitchen designer, helping the designer to know you as a design client plus saving everyone’s time in any early-stage no-fee design consultations.

Equipped with the general ideas of your wishes and wants – it’s time to look into the kitchen designers themselves.

Your Search Starts Here

The world wide web has made finding and selecting kitchen designers in Maine much easier.

searching Maine kitchen designers onlineNow you can look on specialist kitchen directory and cabinet review sites like KitchensRated, search trade associations like the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Maine local chapter, or look up the Maine section of the BBB

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

These qualifications prove technical competence as well as the scale of their grasp of design, building codes and construction standards. When you’re paying for kitchen design, you can demand competence!

Equipped with your selected group of kitchen designers, it’s now time to look at their websites. In this day and age, all professional kitchen designers should have websites – to showcase design work to new clients within Maine.

From examining their website, how do the designers come across to you? Do they display examples of complete projects? Do they carry happy homeowner testimonials? Is all their contact information visible? Does the website load?

Visit Your Shortlist

Find some time to meet the kitchen designers on your list. Certainly it’s easier to have them visit your home – but first take a trip to their office, design studio or kitchen showroom to gauge their professionalism.

When visiting, how do you feel? Will you get on well with them? Is their office well run? Is the showroom busy? Take a look at photos of their past design projects – all kitchen designers like to hold books packed with before and after photos from previous client jobs. Would these kind of projects apply to you?

Do they have display models set up? If so are they put together well and holding up well? Do the designers only buy from certain kitchen cabinetry manufacturers? If they do, read their reviews too!

starting the designShould you like what you’ve seen and from any initial meetings it sounds like they have some excellent ideas for your kitchen project, now’s the time to have them visit your home.

Plan to have 3 Maine kitchen designers come and look at your home – you’ll get three quite different layouts and by having them in your domain, talking about your project you’ll get a very good feeling of what they would be like to work with.

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

Look at Past Kitchen Remodeling Jobs

Your professional kitchen designer will have a long list of clients from completed projects who would be happy to chat with you. By chatting with a few past clients you will have a far clearer idea of what the designer is like on a project.

If you can arrange to visit at least one of these kitchens, it will be a worthwhile task – ask the owner what they love about the kitchen, how the floor plan is to live with and how well they got on with their designer.

Did something go wrong? If so how was it resolved?

By following the steps above, you should be able to find the perfect Maine 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 Maine kitchen professionals so much easier for other homeowners.

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*Ranked by user rating – taken from all Maine Kitchen Designer listings
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