Your kitchen or bath remodel project is something that needs to be handled by a professional who can work with you through the intricacies of the process. As a homeowner, you should look for a dealership that has designers who meet certain standards and criteria that will keep them at the top of their game. Once you’ve found a company that makes sure it’s designers are held to a higher standard, it’s time to pick the one you will work with.
Knowing what to look for in a designer isn’t as complicated as it may sound. There are a couple of telltale signs that you can look for when watching them in the showroom and having a quick conversation with them about your project.
Knowledge and Personality
The most important quality to look for in a designer is knowledge and experience. While every beginning designer needs to gain experience through jobs, any designer – no matter what the experience – should know about the products, design elements of a kitchen and what they can do for your space. You’ll want to work with a designer who is confident in their skills and the products they will use in your home.
The next most important quality would have to be their enthusiasm. It sounds a little funny to judge a designer based on their enthusiasm, but it’s important to choose someone who is going to be your projects biggest fan. If problems arise, they will take the lead and fix them. If you have to make changes at the last minute, they will be there to find the best option. A designer with enthusiasm is one who loves what they do, and will show you that passion throughout your project.
Communication and Organization
After the personality and knowledge have been established, it’s time to see what their work ethic is like. A designer that is going to continually make sure all requirements are met for your project, and that there aren’t any surprises, is one who communicates with you from the beginning. You want a designer who is going to keep you informed about your project every step of the way. This designer should also be respectful of your time by having a process in place to keep all of the pieces of your project organized. With organization and communication, you can be confident that you will have all of your needs met throughout your project.
The designer you choose to work on your project will affect the overall experience you have with your remodel. So, before you start working with someone on designs and picking out products, make sure person you work with will give you their best effort. If you’re ready to talk to a designer who knows their stuff, contact one of Consumer’s Kitchens and Baths designers today.