Overcoming Second Guessing in Your Kitchen Design Process: Tips and Tricks

Jenny Cazares | Discovery Team | Dean Cabinetry

By: Jenny Cazares

How can I stop second guessing my new kitchen design?

We understand how challenging this can be, but here are some helpful tips to help you feel confident about your decisions for your new kitchen design. 

Be prepared

Communicate well

  • Make sure you are communicating clearly and concisely with your kitchen designer. This is essential so your designer understands all aspects of your new kitchen and what’s most important to you.
  • Ask questions. If you don’t understand something, get clarity and talk with your designer about it.
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Be open to suggestions

  • Listen to your designer, they are the kitchen professionals.
  • Be open to alternatives; if something you wanted won’t work, your designer may have another solution.

Trust your designer

  • You’ve done your research and chosen your cabinet partner, believe that you made the best decision; trust your designer, and trust your gut. You are in good hands.
  • Kitchen designers are experts at creating well designed, beautiful, functional kitchens every day.

Review your final plans

  • When your designer says your kitchen plans are complete and ready for your review, take your time and review them carefully. Don’t rush; if you have questions, ask for clarification before signing off on them.
  • Once plans are finalized, feel confident with your choices. Start thinking about all the things you need to do before your new cabinets are installed.

The process of settling in on your choices is like buying a new home. When you find the perfect home and go under deposit, it’s a smart idea to stop looking at other homes on the market. 

This is the same philosophy with your kitchen design; be confident and happy with your choices, it’s now time to start preparing for your new dream kitchen. 

Don’t drive yourself crazy looking at more and other designs that may or may not work for your space. You could end up prolonging your project, which might cause unexpected delays. These delays might cause unexpected additional costs, of both time and money.