Kitchen remodel

Bph2December 9, 2013

I posted this in remodeling and it was suggested I post here.

We are going to completely remodel our 27 year old kitchen. The wall (non loadbearing) between the kitchen and dining room is going to be removed. Currently, the dining is small and dark. The general contractor who did numerous repairs and painted the exterior is coming to talk to us about the remodel. We were pleased with his attention to details on the exterior. But, he is not a designer and I am wondering if I should have a kitchen designer to the job start to finish or just get a design and have a GC complete the remodel.
This is the first interior remodel we have ever done. Any tips on what to be aware of with the design and the contract?
The picture shows the view of the kitchen from the foyer.

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debrak2008

Post a layout of your current kitchen with measurements. You can use graph paper.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2013 at 4:14PM
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buehl

Bph2...We can help you with your kitchen layout as well as other questions related to kitchen remodels (such as cabinets, counters, etc.) In addition, here are some links to the FAQs for the Kitchens Forum that may be of some use to you:

FAQ: New To Kitchens? Read Me First!
FAQ: How do I ask for Layout Help and what information should I include?
FAQ: Kitchen work zones, what are they?
FAQ: Aisle widths, walkways, seating overhangs, work and landing space, and others
FAQ: How do I plan for storage? Types of Storage? What to Store Where?

When you're ready to post your layout: FAQ: How do I post pictures?

Good luck with this project - and have fun! :-)

Here is a link that might be useful: FAQs for the Kitchen's Forum

    Bookmark   December 9, 2013 at 8:11PM
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Bph2

I have attached a very crude layout of the current kitchen. Any suggestions for a better more functional design would be appreciated. The large round table will definitely go away.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 9:42AM
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Bph2

I have attached a very crude layout of the current kitchen. Any suggestions for a better more functional design would be appreciated. The large round table will definitely go away.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 9:52AM
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Bph2

Here is a drawing by one cabinet company.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 9:57AM
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