Style, Function, and Longevity

Most designers focus on style when planning a room. A client’s style is easily expressed in most rooms with paint or wallpaper, furnishings, throw rugs, cushions, art, and accessories. You can change the look as tastes change by replacing these elements.

Kitchens and baths are much more permanent with cabinetry, counters, and backsplash dominating the look. Most people seldom re-do their kitchen, rarely more than once in the same home. They don’t want to spend another $50,000 to $100,000 and, more importantly, may not want to go through the upheaval of kitchen demolition and reconstruction again. When planning a renovation, important considerations are:

+ optimal work spaces
+ ideal traffic flow
+ best appliances
+ sufficient storage
+ timeless – not trendy – design

With these elements, well-executed, you will have a kitchen to enjoy for decades!