How the remodeling process works: 4 steps to your next dream kitchen

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Wondering how the actual process works when considering a kitchen remodel? There are so many companies, contractors, and designers to choose from, so be selective. When it comes to commissioning someone to create your dream kitchen, you want to ensure you’ve found the right fit.

Start by asking around your social circles for referrals. After you talk to family and friends about their experiences, we suggest you take to the internet and peruse sites like Houzz and use the Google search engine to locate designers in your area. Houzz is a fantastic resource as the platform offers “portfolios” of designers and contractors, and typically a price range so you can determine whether or not the company you are considering is in your budget.

Then, head to their website portfolio. Are there a wide variety of kitchen styles to look at? Do any of those resonate with your style?

Another key element that will help you learn more about a kitchen designer is their blog. The “voice” of a business, a blog will give you an insight on design team’s personality and professional integrity.

Lastly, check out their references or client testimonials. Seek out reviews on Google, Houzz, Yelp, Facebook, etc. If past clients are stirred enough to give a glowing review, chances are you’ve found a good egg.

Next, seek out their approach to a renovation project. The PB Kitchen Design team identifies four phases that includes:

The Plan:

The information-gathering phase – This is where we listen intently to your parameters, goals, and budget to gain a comprehensive view of the project scope. During our consultations we identify challenges and gain clarity – preparing us for our next stage.

Image of Debbie Larson, senior kitchen designer at PB Kitchen Design, Geneva, illinois

The Concept:

For many, this is the most thrilling aspect of the project. Embracing your design taste and preferences, we’ll produce floor plans, elevations, and details – as well as guide you through any and all appliance, fixture, lighting, and surface decisions. We’re driven to make this creative process a fun, rewarding endeavor.

Image Sketch of Island PB Kitchen Design GenevaProduction:

Here is where we put our artisanship to work. Our project team carefully reviews all details and submits a written order to our trusted cabinet manufacturing partners. Typical cabinet lead times are 8 to 14 weeks.

Fumed Oak Island French Kitchen In Process PB Kitchen Design Geneva

Island in process…

Transformation:

Now the cabinets become the shining jewel of your kitchen. The General Contractor oversees the project’s construction including demolition, framing, finish carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, drywall etc. Our talented cabinet installers assure that the fit and finish are performed to the highest of standards.

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Identifying the portfolio, blog, and remodeling process page should help you gather a list of potential designers that would be a good fit for your project. Reaching out via email or phone and scheduling an in-person appointment is just as important as browsing the pretty portfolio images. As you come together to discuss your dream kitchen, be sure to get a sense of how dedicated the designer is to bringing your idea to life.

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