just getting started, sort of

kkardsOctober 21, 2012

i need to redo my kitchen (had a water issue with the unit above mine last year and had to take down a wall of cabinets).

but i don't know how to proceed. i have definite ideas, my kitchen has original 1910 panty/cabinets at one end. i want the rest of the kitchen to look like it was built at the same time, but with modern conveniences.

i also know what my budget is, and that since i live in an old building, it is likely that there will be unforeseen issues.

i worked with one designer whose design was 20% over my budget, even before we started.

how do i find a designer willing to work within my budget?

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Sophie Wheeler

First of all, is your budget realistic? Especially since you are wanting to work with/match existing components? You do realize that that is more expensive than going all new with a more budget oriented line, right?

Where are you located and have you check out custom cabinet shops? You also will need the services of a licensed GC since you are in a multi family dwelling, so have you talked to any of those? That is actually where I'd start first, and then use their contacts for cabinet guys.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 3:40PM
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You can access the BEST kitchen designers for free right here if you post a to-scale floor plan with all dimensions (ALL!) with doorways and window placements and show photos of your space and the cabs/features you want to complement. Oh - and read the STICKY at the top of the page (New to Kitchen Forum).

Looking forward to your journey!

    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 6:33PM
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