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5 More Tips to Help in Your Kitchen Design Journey

Previously, we had listed 10 tips to make your kitchen design journey as smooth as possible. Here are five more tips.

Stay organized. Use a large binder with folders to keep track of paperwork, floor plans, product specifications, etc. In one section, collect photos and clippings illustrating your ideas and taste. In another keep samples, color chips, etc. This type of organization helps keep the final vision for the kitchen stay in focus.

Create a realistic time frame for the project. Many skilled professionals are required in any kitchen remodel. As part of their written estimates, you should be aware of the expected lead times. Custom cabinetry and countertops can especially require a lot of lead time.

Project yourself into the future and plan accordingly. If you plan to have this kitchen a long time, go wild and personalize the space. If you plan to sell in the near future, remain consistent with the values in the neighborhood and select a style with broad appeal. This can include planning display space in your kitchen for your favorite objects, as well as some artwork.

Bring home all samples and view them in the space. It’s especially important to be aware of differences during day and night. Sunlight and artificial light dramatically change color and texture.

Cabinet Door Samples Available at Kitchen Views, Warwick, RI

Use your senses. See, touch, feel, and smell everything prior to purchasing. Don’t choose solely from a catalog or the internet because you may feel differently when you see the item in person.

For more tips and design inspiration, visit the Kitchen Views website at

Spring is the Best Time to Start a Kitchen Remodeling Project

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“Spring is in the Air!”

With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about that kitchen project you have put off for so long.  Late winter and early spring are the best times to really dive into the kitchen planning stages and find the right contractor.

With any luck, depending on contractor/builder availability, you can have the majority of the project construction done during the summer or early fall.  What’s the advantage of this?  When you are having your kitchen renovated, unless you have a second kitchen in your home, most of your meals will either be cooked in a microwave, on a hot plate or in a toaster oven. Some people prefer take-out from their favorite restaurants. But in the summer and fall months you would also have the option of grilling outside.  Giving you more options for meals and making the disruption of going through a renovation slightly easier.

Your other advantage: your new kitchen will be ready before the holidays!  Most people start at the end of summer or early fall, hoping to get the project done by the holidays.  Allow yourself more time if you want to host the next Thanksgiving celebration to show off your beautiful new kitchen!

For expert advice on how to get started on your kitchen remodel, visit the “Getting Started” section on the Kitchen Views website.

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