Optimal Decision-Making Sequence
I'm fairly early in the remodel process - decided for sure to re-do my kitchen about a month ago, met with a KD (waiting for first round of sketched proposals for basic layout) and have done lots of research (lurking here, houzz, visits to HD, IKEA, etc.)
I'm thinking that besides the "must haves" and strong preferences conveyed to the KD, a lot of the other decisions will depend on layout (storage options, for example) and other decisions (floor/countertop material) can be decided regardless of ultimate layout.
And I'm assuming that pretty much ALL decisions should be made prior to the beginning of de/construction - I could, in theory, do backsplash, for example, later, but assume it will be easier/cheaper to do all at once.
Any advice/thoughts on this? Are there decisions you wish you'd made early on as they would have influenced other decisions?