Making Decisions 13 Questions to Ask Your Kitchen Designer

Working with a professional kitchen designer to plan your new kitchen is smart. At Extraordinary Works – Luxury by EW Kitchens we think that communication between client and designer is vital to ensuring the success of every project, and we know that proper planning and a well-thought-out design can save you money in the long run.

To help you understand some of the important decisions that go into planning a new kitchen, we've put together a list of questions to jumpstart the discussion between you and your designer.

Defining Industry Terms

  1. What defines a custom kitchen?
  2. Should I be considering stock, semi-custom, or custom cabinetry?
  3. Determining Your Needs

    1. How can I make sure my kitchen reflects my lifestyle and my cooking style? (Are you a gourmet cook? Do you like to bake? Is the kitchen the center of your home?)
    2. How do I select the right style kitchen for my home?
    3. How do I decide which products are right for my project?
    4. Can I have a kitchen island?
    5. What is the most popular look today? Will it be enduring?
    6. Which woods/materials are being used in today's kitchens?
    7. What things should I consider to increase the resale value of my home?
    8. How can I incorporate environmentally sustainable "green" products in my project?
    9. Establishing a Budget

      1. How much money should I budget for cabinetry?
      2. How much of my budget should I allow for products other than cabinetry including appliances, flooring, countertops, sinks and faucets?
      3. How do you charge for your design services?

Extraordinary Works' designers have the answers you need to create the kitchen you'll love!