By: Trish Takacs, AKBD Senior Kitchen and Bath Designer for Dream Baths and Kitchen Kraft.
An experienced designer does more than just help you select the right color tile of accessories. A designer can coordinate your remodel from the beginning design plans to final installation. Choosing the right designer is your first step to ensuring that your bath remodel will be well planned in function and beauty. Whether you are looking for a private spa retreat or one with easy access for someone with a disability, a certified designer will have the knowledge and understanding to make your dream a reality.
Helpful Tips to Hiring the Right Designer:
- Compile a style: You have probably already been thinking about remodeling for some time. Look at websites and magazines that have pictures of bathrooms you love. Print them out and label the different elements that caught your eye. This will be the spring board your designer will use when putting together materials for your remodel.
- Assess your Needs and Budget: Prior to meeting with a designer for the first time, think about how much you are comfortable spending on your remodel. This will ensure that you and your designer will be on the same page with not only design styles, but also with the final investment price.
- Meet with Several Designers: Meeting with a potential designer is the best way to find a style and personality that blends well with yours. Many designers are well trained but it is important to find one that listens to you and designs based on your style. A good designer will guide you along the way choosing products that work well together, but in the end, the final design concept should reflect your personality.
- Request Credentials: When you have narrowed down your decision, request credentials from both the designer as well as the installation team. Be sure that the designer is certified and the installation team is licensed, bonded and insured. A certified designer will insure your layout will function well and meet all NKBA standards and codes. A licensed install team will give you peace of mind knowing all aspects of the remodel are covered.
Choosing to work with a bathroom designer will help you through what many feel like is a daunting task. From design to product selection, a designer will guide you every step of the way, making the process fun and rewarding. If you are interested in meeting with one of our designers please give us a call at 614-754-7045 or contact us online. We would love to help you design a beautiful bathroom you will enjoy for years to come.