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Kitchen Views Wins Best of Houzz 2017

Kitchen Views in Warwick, RI has won “Best of Design” on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Kitchen Views was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that compromise the Houzz community from more than one million active home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals.

Private Residence - Pawtucket, RI - Kitchen

This Pawtucket, RI kitchen designed by Lisa Zompa has been saved to over 5,000 ideabooks on Houzz

The Best of Houzz award helps homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area featured on Houzz. The Kitchen Views at National portfolio includes some of the most popular images on Houzz 2016. Kitchen Views also maintains an active presence on the platform and answers questions from the millions of worldwide users who may wish to duplicate the popular style seen in the photos.

Private Residence - Pawtucket, RI - Kitchen

Lisa Zompa, designer at Kitchen Views Warwick, has over 12 years of experience in kitchen and bathroom design. Lisa has an interior design degree and joined Kitchen Views in early 2010 to serve the Rhode Island area. Lisa says “to be honored by Houzz for a second time is a great compliment. The Pawtucket kitchen was designed a few years ago so it is really nice to know that my designs appeal to a wide range of people and that this design has stood the test of time.”

Private Residence - Bristol, RI Kitchen and Bathroom

Lisa Zompa in a kitchen she designed for a home in Bristol, RI

Kitchen Views is proud to offer exceptional customer service, talented designers, exquisite showrooms, and quality products. For unlimited options, Kitchen Views offers multiple lines of custom cabinetry, decorative hardware, and stunning countertops.  Whether you want a traditional, contemporary, or “green” design, you will find it at Kitchen Views.

Vice President of Industry Marketing for Houzz, Liza Hausman, says “we’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals like Kitchen Views. Kitchen Views was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for help to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

Click here to visit Kitchen Views’ Houzz profile and see the popular and beautiful work of Lisa and Kitchen Views. Kitchen Views has six unique and stunning showrooms across New England.  Meet with our talented designers to be inspired in the planning and delighted in the results.

How to Design a Kitchen: Gathering Ideas

Woman planning home design project

The most important part of any home design project is in the planning stage. While it is next to impossible to foresee every nuance or challenge that may arise in designing in a kitchen, it is possible to be well-prepared. You should have a solid plan in place with which to arm yourself when the multitude of options begin to overwhelm you.

There are so many places to look now for kitchen design inspiration. There are always the traditional avenues like design magazines that you can pick up at a newsstand or at a local design showroom. Oftentimes, the best inspiration doesn’t even come from actual kitchens, but from seemingly disparate things like pieces of antique furniture or from the surrounding geography.

It has been suggested many times that it’s best to keep a sort of “idea book” whether it’s in a folder on your computer or in a physical notebook. If you’re more of the web savvy type, many design idea websites actually let you save pictures that interest you to a sort of online idea book. Two great places we recommend for inspiration are Houzz (a favorite of our designers) or the ever-growing Pinterest. Those two sites in particular make it particularly easy to categorize and segment a sort of idea scrapbook that you can peruse whenever you like, especially Pinterest which allows you to get ideas for just about anything at all.

What is even more important than the inspiration for the overall design, however, is understanding how your kitchen will be used every day by everyone. It’s important to consider universal design elements that work for anyone, while also leaving enough room for unique touches that give the space personality. Also, considerations must be made for the workflow of individuals using the space, as well as having the proper storage space to make sure that everything you may need will be easily available. This planning will keep future clutter to a minimum, if not completely non-existent.

The next step is to look at “before” and “after” photos of various kitchens and see what sort of improvements other people have made. This will provide ideas that you may be able to incorporate into your own design. You can also look at online sources for kitchens that you like, while taking into consideration the many styles, materials, colors, features, and specialty storage options available on the market today. After gathering all of these ideas, it is then that you can go to a kitchen design professional to lay out just what will work for not only for you and your budget, but your home for years to come.

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