Kitchen Design and Remodeling
Spice up your kitchen
What are the first things that come to mind when you are thinking about kitchen design? For a lot of homeowners, the basic foundation thought is likely to be the color scheme before going into individual details. For a professional designer, the first thing that will come to mind is the layout of the kitchen. Of all the rooms in your home, the layout of the kitchen has to be the most important.
Effective kitchen design will encapsulate a layout that works for your home, family, and budget so people aren’t bumping into each other while trying to move about the space. The design will help you bring together the various surface materials, hardware, plumbing, appliances, and the most over looked… Adequate lighting! The kitchen is the most task focused area in the home, and being able to adequately see while using sharp objects is imperative! Then lets not forget about mood lighting for when we want to entertain… After all the kitchen is the heart of the home.
Create my dream kitchen
Remodeling a kitchen is not an easy feat. It is also an expensive undertaking that requires months of planning. There are a lot of things to consider such as selecting the cabinetry, fixtures, surface materials, electrical, plumbing, cooking work flow and kitchen accessories… It can be daunting trying to make sure everything comes together. That is why kitchen remodels should never be a DIY project unless you’re an experienced designer. When planning the kitchen design, it is important to factor in your needs and those that will be using it.
Renovating a Kitchen
Project Management for Your Remodeling Project
It is essential to learn how to manage a project if you want to save money on a renovation. You should note that you must plan the project thoroughly and allocate time to supervise it. If you are busy and have little time, this could prove difficult. If you want the renovation to succeed, it is a good idea to work with a project manager.
Budget management is the most important responsibility of a project manager. You will need to budget for the entire renovation. To help us design the right fixtures and finishes, the project manager will review your drawings. This person is responsible for delivering the project on time and within budget.
Principal Interior Designer + Owner
I am an interior designer who specializes in kitchens, baths, and major remodeling.
As a child, I grew up watching my grandfather building and restoring old homes. I even have memories of being 10 years old, hammering nails into the framing of my grandparents house they spent 20 years in, so you can say I grew up surrounded by the construction industry. Professionally, I have been a part of our Capital Region and Saratoga’s residential design industry since 2005. This has enabled me to attain so many amazing professional partners and relationships, which means as my client, you, are well taken care of.
I give my customers beautifully customized spaces reflective of who you are while providing unique solutions that are tailored to your individual needs. I listen carefully to your requirement, respect your preferences, and help to think outside the box.
Marianne Ashley Interior Designs
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