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Choose Kitchen Designers in Michigan

Hiring a Michigan kitchen designer can bring more value to your kitchen remodeling project than the cost in fees.

A pro kitchen designer is trained and well versed in making the very best of your kitchen space, getting the maximum result for minimum outlay and creating a kitchen layout perfectly tailored to your wants.

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The designer can do as much or as little as you wish, but a good kitchen designer will not only produce inspired kitchen layouts, but is able to specify everything from the cabinets and countertops to the facuets and appliances. Kitchen designers can easily manage the full kitchen remodeling project from start to completion, taking the inevitable headaches out of every stage and leading you to the perfect kitchen.

It’s because top kitchen designers in Michigan are involved in such a large number of remodeling projects, they will know and work with the best Michigan kitchen installation pros and can open doors to the top kitchen specialists, furniture makers, decorators, metalworkers and stonemasons – people who’s expert help can lift any kitchen remodeling project up to the very highest level.

Local kitchen designers will know the ins and outs of kitchen building code in Michigan – so going with the best kitchen specialist for your new kitchen project should not just get you a stunningly designed kitchen, but save time, concerns and headaches when issues always seem to potentially derail a project – keeping that perfect kitchen a dream rather than a potential nightmare.

Choosing Michigan Kitchen Designers

searching for a Michigan kitchen designerBefore beginning your selection process you should have a project goal or set of goal. Just “I’d fancy a new kitchen” isn’t going to be enough and you’ll waste some time in the selection process. You might even be considered a potentially unsuitable client (the most popular Michigan kitchen designers are extremely busy, with lengthy waiting lists).

It may be you’re needing to have more counter area for a hobby or catering business, you might want to make the most of spectacular views, allow more natural light into the kitchen, create an eating zone – or any number of requirements and wishes. How do you eat in your kitchen? Are you a pro chef or do you only heat meals? Do you do much entertaining? Do you make preserves and pickles?

Writing a list of your needs and making notes about how you all use your kitchen – along with any concepts of the colors and surfaces you’d like in your new kitchen – will absolutely help in that initial consult with your kitchen designer, assisting the designer know you as a new design client and saving your valuable time in any initial free consultations.

With the basic foundations of your needs and requirements – it’s time to examine the designers themselves.

Your Search Starts Here

The web has made finding and selecting kitchen designers in Michigan so easy.

looking for Michigan kitchen designers onlineYou can look on specialist kitchen directory sites like KitchensRated, search trade associations such as the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Michigan local chapter, or search the Michigan section of the BBB

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

These awards prove technical competence plus the breadth of their knowledge of design, building codes and construction standards. When you’re paying for kitchen design, you can demand competence!

Equipped with your selected group of designers, it’s time to look at their websites. In our digital world, all top kitchen designers have websites – to help showcase designs and past projects to new clients within Michigan.

After looking at their website, how do the designers seem to you? Do they carry examples of finished kitchen projects? Do they show recent homeowner testimonials? Is all their contact information easy to find? Do all their pages work?

Meet Your Shortlist

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

How do they make you feel? Do you get on with them? Does everything seem well run? Are the phones busy? Take a look at photos of their current kitchen designs – most kitchen designers tend to hold binders filled with before and after images from past design projects. Would these kind of projects apply to you?

Do they have kitchen layouts set up? If so are these built well and well cared for? Do the designers only buy from particular kitchen cabinetry manufacturers? If so, read their reviews too!

starting the designIf you like what you’ve seen so far and from your initial chats it would appear that they have good proposals for your kitchen project, now’s the time to have them come and see your home.

Plan to have 3 Michigan kitchen designers visit your home – you’ll receive three very different layouts and by having them in your domain, talking about your project you should have a very good impression of what they’ll be like to work with.

From those 3 kitchen designers there aught to be one who really stands out. Now it’s time to…

Check Recent Kitchen Remodeling Projects

Any pro kitchen designer will have a list of clients from recent projects who will be more than happy to talk with you. By speaking with a few past clients you will have a far clearer grasp of what the designer is like on a project.

If it’s possible to arrange to visit at least one of these kitchens, it should be a worthwhile task – enquire as to their favorite things about their new kitchen, how the floor plan is to live with and how well they worked with the kitchen designer.

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

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

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

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