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How many kitchen designers does it take . . .

CindyJ | Mar 9, 2012 10:30 AM

...before a homeowner decides they've met with all they need to?

We're in the beginning stages of a kitchen renovation and I'm already starting to feel a little overwhelmed. I've met with two kitchen designers and each will be getting back to me with a rough concept for my project based on a lengthy conversation and a visit to my home to see and measure the space. Part of the challenge of this project is that I want to integrate an adjacent area that has a fireplace with my kitchen space, and I'm hoping to see a design that conveys to me that the designer really "gets" my goals. At the same time, I'm not even sure that this is within the scope of the work a kitchen designer typically does.

One of my questions is: how many kitchen designers should I be talking with at this stage? I don't want to drive myself nutzo and I don't want to waste the time of too many kitchen pros. What's the best way for me to approach and manage the project at this early stage? And, how will I know when I've found the right one for me? Thanks!

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