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Designing Your Dream Kitchen: a Guide to Creating the Perfect Space for You.

As the heart of any home, the kitchen is often the hub of activity. There are many factors to consider when designing a new kitchen or remodeling an existing one, and since it’s generally the most expensive and challenging room to build or remodel, you want to make sure you get all the components right the first time. Hiring an experienced professional can help you make the most of your kitchen by suggesting ideas you might not have considered and creating a cohesive design that reflects your personal style and preferences. They will also help in avoiding costly mistakes by recommending materials, appliances, and finishes that are both beautiful and within your budget. Here are some designer tips to get you started.

The first step in developing a design plan is learning about how you’re going to use the space. Will you be preparing meals for your household or for frequent large gatherings? Do you prefer a separate dining space, or will most meals be enjoyed around an island? Knowing how you will use the kitchen will help to adequately plan and choose appliances and storage options that are an appropriate size.

Don’t overlook your storage needs; a lack of storage space can make your kitchen feel cluttered and disorganized, and can even make cooking and meal prep more difficult. Be creative about how you can use every inch of space in your kitchen - this is where you will most benefit from hiring a professional.

Floor plans, elevations, and photo-realistic renderings allow you to see how your new kitchen will look and function.

Tip: When it comes to the overall style and colour scheme, consider the rest of your home. Design with your home's existing materials (both indoor and outdoor) in mind so that your new kitchen will fit in seamlessly.

Proper lighting is essential. Meal prep and cooking zones should be well-lit with overhead and task lighting. While strategically placed accent lighting for dining areas creates an inviting atmosphere.

Overall, the decision to hire a professional to tackle your remodel or new project is a smart investment that will save you time and money. At Aspen & Ivy, our team manages every detail between concept and completion so that you can relax and enjoy the process. When the work is done, we officially welcome you home to a space that is beautiful, functional, and authentic to you.

Looking to start a new project? We would love to hear from you! Inquire here or email for more information.


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