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Finding Kitchen Designers in Washington

Working with a Washington kitchen designer could add more value to your kitchen remodeling project than it’s cost in fees.

A pro kitchen designer will be fully-trained and skilled in making the very best of your kitchen space, getting the maximum result for minimum outlay and creating a room fully bespoke to your wishes.

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The kitchen designer can do any level of service as you require, but a top kitchen designer can not only provide inspired kitchen designs, but can specify everything from the countertops and cabinets to sinks, faucets and appliances. They can manage the entire kitchen remodeling job from start to completion, removing any inevitable headaches from every project stage and leading you to your best possible kitchen.

Because top kitchen designers in Washington work on such a large number of remodeling projects, they will know and work with the most skilled Washington kitchen installation professionals and can giver you access to the top kitchen specialists, custom joiners, painters, metalworkers and leading countertop specialists – professionals who’s expert help can lift any kitchen project up to design-book level.

Local kitchen design pros will know the intricacies of kitchen building code in Washington – so going with the correct kitchen specialist for your project should not only result in a stunningly designed kitchen, but reduce stress or headaches whenever problems inevitably potentially derail a project – keeping that perfect kitchen a dream rather than a potential nightmare.

Picking Washington Kitchen Designers

finding a Washington kitchen designerBefore beginning any selection process it’s important to have a project goal or goals. Simply “I’d fancy a new kitchen” isn’t enough and you’ll end up wasting everybody’s time in the selection process. You could actually be thought to be a time waster (the most in demand Washington kitchen designers can be very busy, with long waiting lists).

It could be that you want to have more countertop area for a hobby or small business, you could wish to make the most of garden views, let more daylight into the room, create a breakfast zone – or any other number of wants and wishes. How does your family work in your kitchen? Are you a professional cook or do you just heat ready made meals? Do you do regular entertaining? Do you make pastries?

Making a list of these needs and making notes about how you all use your kitchen – along with an idea of the materials and colors you’d like in your new kitchen – will absolutely help a great deal in that first meeting with your kitchen designer, assisting the designer understand you as a potential client plus saving their time in any early-stage complimentary consultations.

Equipped with the general concepts of your needs and wants – it’s now time to look at the designers themselves.

Get on the Internet

The world wide web has made finding and choosing kitchen designers in Washington so easy.

searching Washington kitchen designers onlineIt’s easy to look on specialist kitchen directory and cabinet review sites like KitchensRated, search trade associations such as the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Washington local chapter, or search the Washington 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).

This certification demonstrate technical competence and the breadth of their knowledge of design, building codes and construction standards. When you’re buying kitchen design, you can demand competence!

Armed with a selected group of kitchen pros, it’s time to visit their websites. In our digital world, all good kitchen designers should have websites – as a means to showcase their work to new clients within Washington.

From browsing their website, how do the designers come across to you? Do they show examples of finished kitchen projects? Do they carry happy client testimonials? Is all their contact information on-site? Does everything load?

Meetings with Your Shortlist

Find some time to meet the kitchen pros on your shortlist. Certainly it might be faster to have them visit your home – but first go see their office, design studio or kitchen showroom to get a feel for their professionalism.

When visiting, how do you feel? How do you get on with them? Does their operation seem well run? Is it busy? Ask to look at photos of any current kitchen designs – all kitchen designers tend to hold binders filled with before and after photos from previous client projects. Do these look good to you?

Do they have display kitchens set up? If so are they put together well and holding up well? Do they only work with particular kitchen cabinetry manufacturers? If so, read their reviews too!

time for designShould you like what you see and from any initial meetings it would appear that they have good ideas for your kitchen project, now it’s time to have them come survey your kitchen.

Try to have three Washington kitchen designers come and look at your space – you’ll get three fairly unique floor plans and by having them in your home, discussing your project you’ll be able to get a really good feeling of what they would be like to work with.

From these three designers there will be one who seems a best fit. Now it’s time to…

Check Past Kitchen Remodeling Jobs

Any chosen kitchen designer should have a list of clients from completed projects who would be delighted to chat with you. By talking with a couple of recent clients you’ll get a much better idea of what the designer is like on a project.

If you’re able to arrange to visit at least one of the kitchens, that aught to be a valuable indicator – ask the owner their favorite things about their kitchen, how the floor plan is to live with and how they worked with the kitchen designer.

Did anything go wrong? If so how well was the issue resolved?

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

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

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