Moss Building & Design’s Principal Kitchen Designer, Erin Hoopes, Shares Her Design & Remodeling Tips
Designing your kitchen can be a fun and creative process. It’s beneficial to know some tips to enhance your design. Erin has been designing kitchens since 2005. By now she has acquired a lot of knowledge about kitchens and what works and what doesn’t. Kitchen design and remodeling have been a passion of hers for many years. Erin is now a well respected kitchen and bathroom designer in Northern Virginia. Let’s learn some tips from the expert herself!
The Most Important Elements To Designing a New Kitchen
Pick one defining element for the new space-that one item that will add a little glitter or shine. Things like an interesting backsplash, unique granite or quartz, glass pulls and hardware, or unique glass cabinets. This will be the focal point of your kitchen. “You only want to choose one though because otherwise it will get too busy and you won’t know where to look,” explains Erin.
Don’t forget about functionality. Sure you want it to look nice, but you want it to function even more! “Function is equally important as design and you can always find a solution to bring the two together,” said Erin. Thanks to all the industry advancements in creative storage systems and cabinetry accessories it isn’t hard to find something that has curb appeal and functions efficiently.
“If there’s one place I had to pick to spend more money it would be dovetail drawers/soft close doors,” said Erin. The cabinets perform better. They also allow for more storage and have a longer lifespan. So in the long-run they are actually saving you money.
Consider the longevity of the products your using and the maintenance of them. Something may look nice but it could also be very high maintenance and for someone who doesn’t like keeping up with things like that, it may be an issue. You want to get the most out of your new kitchen and enjoy it for as long as you remain in your home.
Make sure appliances fit and are in proportion to the other storage in your kitchen. Otherwise it will look off. The average appliance is rated to last 8-12 years so watch spending your budget on those and scrimping on cabinetry!
Lastly, but most importantly, make sure you hired an experienced professional who engages you in the design and is thoughtful to your family’s needs – now and in the future.
Kitchen Remodelers in Northern VA
Our team of experts are sure to provide you with a new kitchen that you will love. Check out some of the kitchens Erin has designed in Northern Virginia. Whether you are in need of a new addition, updated kitchen, bathroom, or basement Moss Building & Design will be happy to meet with you for free and listen to you needs and concerns. We’ll provide you with a fixed-cost proposal and be willing to make any changes you see fit. Call Moss Building and Design at 703.961.7707 and we’ll get your remodeling process started!
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