You have to arrange some ideas about your kitchen design before you choose a designer. The best idea is to check out web sites, magazines or books that show different kitchen designs.
Keep in mind the more you know, the easier the process will be. To find a good designer, you have to ask your friends for recommendations. Make time to see a kitchen designer’s previous projects and talk with previous clients.
Remember to ask for qualifications and how much experience a designer has. You will spend a lot of time with the kitchen designer so you should hire someone you feel comfortable with. You should see some of the designer’s works. Look at finished kitchens, you can find out if a designer met deadlines.
There are some useful questions to ask a kitchen designer such as;
How long does the process take?
May I see work samples?
How long have you been designing kitchens?
What is your approach to the design process?
Through these questions you will know the designer’s experience and you will see both images of completed projects as well as proposed designs.
Other good questions are:
Do I need to purchase the labor through your company? Will you provide me with more than one contractor for estimating purposes? If you feel that the designer doesn’t share your vision, then you should look for another one.