Before any work commences, the homeowner must first make a detailed plan. Some homeowners find it easier to work with a professional interior designer. Designers that specialize in kitchens and bathrooms can provide a number of ideas that fit within any personal preferences, will draw up plans, and will work with any contractors that might be hired.
However, they can also be somewhat expensive. You can reasonably expect to pay up to 20 percent of the total cost of the kitchen remodel if an interior designer is hired.
Those who choose to work without the aid of a designer must be able to make an accurate cabinet installation plan. Using design software can help homeowners to visualize the plan and aid them in making the best decisions for the use of their existing space. A simple Internet search can provide a number of inexpensive or free kitchen design tools.
Even with the aid of kitchen-design software, planning a kitchen will only be successful if measurements are precise and organization is taken into consideration. Measure all walls, appliances, and do not forget to make allowances for opening the dishwasher, oven, and refrigerator doors. Measure any windows and entryways as well.