Things to ask your potential kitchen designer

The kitchen is one of most utilised and biggest selling features within a home. In recent years has become even more so the case, with kitchens truly being the heart of the home with the increased popularity of island bench seating creating a hive of activity.

Whether you plan to renovate or are building a new home, it’s a serious undertaking. It’s also an opportunity to create a result that will give you years of enjoyment and add to the value of your property.

An experienced kitchen designer can be your salvation by providing the inspiration and execution to deliver a sensational custom result. As South Australia’s most awarded kitchen designers, the team at JAG consistently produces quality kitchens that are nominated for innovation and workmanship.

What the key things I need to consider when designing my new kitchen?

  • The size, layout, workflow, and how the layout and position will flow with rest of the home.
  • The style of the existing home and the look you want to achieve.
  • Functionality, the type of cooking you prefer, the amount of storage space required, and the number of people in the household.
  • Entertaining considerations.
  • Aspect, natural light and lighting, doors and windows, and any view to utilise.
  • Of course, your budget.
  • You will also need to discuss any constraints, likes and dislikes.

What are the current trends in kitchen design?

Passionate designers will be up-to-date with all the latest trends and can take you through a range of options you may never have considered without their guidance. JAG continue to surprise and delight their clients with the latest European styles, and the most innovative products and finishes on the market. This includes everything from cabinets and work surfaces to hardware and accessories.

How does my choice of finish affect my budget?

JAG designers have access to a multitude of different materials to cater for different decors and styles. This flexibility allows them to select the appropriate material to suit the clients budget. JAG has a very strict process where all materials that are offered to clients will provide a quality outcome.

How can I maximise my bench space?

Your designer can suggest a host of clever storage options to keep bench tops clutter free. For example, appliance storage can be incorporated into the design, with a place for everything. Even the toaster and kettle can be concealed from view whilst still being easy to access - just not seen.

How can hardware and kitchen accessories make life easier?

Sometimes it is the little things that become so contentious. The annoyance of drawers that stick, cupboards that bang, and corners you can’t reach into. There are solutions for all these common problems. The quality of the hardware incorporated into every JAG Kitchen provides clients with innovative and functional storage solutions. Brands such as Hafele and Hettich ensure you can access every area of your kitchen.

Can you show me examples of other kitchens you have completed?

Look at examples of a designer’s work to see that they are innovative and responsive to their clients’ briefs. You want a custom kitchen created for your needs, so no two kitchens should be exactly alike. JAG designers can show you portfolios of kitchens from all over Adelaide that are unique to each client.

Can I see my design in 3D?

Once a brief is established and a concept is on its way, JAG designers utilize a 3D modelling package that allows clients to view their kitchen prior to construction. Clients who have difficulty visualising their designs find this tool very valuable. Asking this question is another assurance that you have chosen the right Adelaide designer for your new kitchen.