Visualize what you want without considering the budget – adjustments for the budget can be made later. It is important for our designer to know your likes and dislikes when the design process begins.
Draw an outline of the work area, and then draw in where you would like each cabinet or fixture to be placed. Take notes and cut out pictures from magazines of items you like. Make sure the manufacturer's name and model number is included in the clipping if you want those exact pieces.
Start a folder to hold your clippings and drawings and put the folder in an area where it won't be lost. Take the folder with you when you are shopping.
If you are shopping for ideas and you find small items you wish to use in your remodeling project, such as drawer pulls or tile, buy one -- but only one -- then if you change your mind you only have one item to return.
At Westchester Kitchen & Bath we understand the difficulty some customers have in being able to visualize their kitchen from floor plans alone. That's why we employ expert designers who are certified and trained by NKBA as Kitchen & Bath Designers, with full knowledge of kitchens from design to practical aspects, they will blend the aesthetic with the practical making your kitchen not only beautiful but highly functional.
We can custom design and present your kitchen while you comfortably sit back and view it on our wide screen display, relaxing with some hot tea or coffee. You will feel as though you are actually in your home. We can even colorize the walls, cabinets, countertops and more, adjusting to your specifications. Over just a few visits,we will develop your dream kitchen. The final picture will be close to what your actual finished kitchen will look like after the renovation is complete. We also have the ability to make most changes during your visit, which will streamline the process.
Stop by Westchester Kitchen & Bath soon and see your dream kitchen designed right in front of your eyes!
Planning Isn’t One Thing... It’s Everything!
A remodeled kitchen might feel like a new kitchen, but technically speaking, new kitchens are built when new homes are built, and kitchen remodels take place in existing kitchens. There are several different types of remodels and various factors that go into how a new kitchen will look. Some things to consider with remodels and new kitchens include…
- If you’re buying a new home, the flexibility you have in designing your kitchen will depend on whether you are buying a custom home, a developer-built home, or a spec home.
- A kitchen remodel has to take into account many facets of your existing home. If you work within the constraints of your home, you can simply redecorate your
kitchen by painting or replacing some of your old appliances.
- For homes with outdated appliances, materials, and even plumbing, a gut remodel might be your best option. In addition, if space is an issue, then you might have to consider adding additional square footage.
Know What to Expect When Remodeling
The big and obvious difference between building a new home and remodeling an existing one is that you cannot start from scratch. Here are some examples…
- You have to demolish before you construct.
- The floor plan and style of your new kitchen must take into account the surrounding rooms and the architecture of the home itself.
- Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing components may need updating to be brought into compliance with current building codes.
- Structural elements such as joists and load-bearing beams may need shoring up.
- Slanting walls and floors require installers to adjust the height of appliances and cabinets accordingly.
With the multitude of questions that come up during a remodel, costs can mount more quickly than most homeowners expect, and labor may take longer. You and your designer or contractor will need to think on their feet and be creative problem-solvers.
Under the supervision of our Certified Kitchen Designer, Westchester Kitchen & Bath will meet all of your kitchen and bath design needs, from the drafting of floor plans to installation of cabinets, countertops, and much, much more...
- Floor Plans
- Home Offices
- Laundry Rooms
- Entertainment Centers
- Walk-in Closets
- Industrial Design
- General Carpentry