At Atlanta Cabinet and Coatings, we love helping our customers come up with custom cabinet designs to improve the appearance and functionality of their homes. One of the first steps in any cabinet design project is meeting with a designer or design team to discuss your vision and start planning.
Here are a few things we suggest bringing with you to your cabinet design meetings to maximize productivity during the planning sessions:
- Sources of inspiration. Bring plenty of photos or ideas to the appointment to help the designer understand your preferences and style. It’s also helpful to consider what you don’t want and communicate that as well. Once they know what you are looking for, your designer can offer their own input based on your overall vision for the cabinet design.
- Your budget. A clear idea of your budget will help your designer meet your needs while staying within your price range.
- Functionality requirements. Think about what you need to store and how you want to access everything. Your cabinet design can incorporate numerous features like pull-out shelves, extra deep drawers, or built-in dividers.
- Questions. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or seek clarification on anything you’re unsure of. As you think of questions, write them down and bring the list with you to your cabinet design appointment so you can also write down the answers.
Bringing these items to your cabinet design appointment will help ensure you’re prepared to work with the designer and create a custom cabinet design that meets your needs and preferences.