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MCK Process, Step 1 – The Plan

Embarking on the journey to transform your kitchen into your dream space is an exciting endeavor that begins with careful planning and thoughtful consideration. The process of upgrading your kitchen cabinets involves several key areas, below we discuss Planning, that all important first step:

Identify Your Wants and Needs: Before diving into the renovation process, take some time to identify your priorities, wants, and needs for your new kitchen. Consider factors such as storage requirements, layout preferences, aesthetic preferences, and any specific features or functionalities you desire. Are you longing for additional storage solutions, a more open layout, or modern cabinet designs? Understanding what you want and need in your dream kitchen will guide the renovation process.

Find Inspirational Ideas: Gather inspiration from various sources to help you visualize your dream kitchen. Browse design magazines, websites, social media platforms, and home renovation shows to collect ideas. Pay attention to different styles, color schemes, materials, and layouts that resonate with you. Creating a mood board or Pinterest board can help you compile your favorites and narrow down your design preferences. The Client Project section of our website is a great place for inspiration, find it HERE.

Rough Measure Your Space: Before meeting with designers or contractors, it’s helpful to have rough measurements of your kitchen space. Measure the dimensions of the room, including walls, windows, doors, and any architectural features. Additionally, take note of the location of existing plumbing, electrical outlets, and appliances. While precise measurements will be taken during the design phase, having rough measurements on hand will provide a starting point for discussions with professionals. You can download our Self-start guide HERE.

Consider Appliance Upgrades: As you plan your kitchen renovation, consider whether you want to upgrade your appliances. New appliances can enhance both the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your kitchen. Determine if you prefer sleek, stainless steel appliances or if you have specific features in mind, such as a double oven, a built-in refrigerator, or a smart appliance system. Integrating appliance upgrades into your renovation plan will ensure a cohesive and efficient kitchen design and create the appropriate openings for now or the future.

Meet with Designers: Once you’ve organized your ideas and gathered essential information, it’s time to meet with MCK’s professional designers to bring your vision to life. During these meetings, discuss your ideas, preferences, and budget with the designers. They will listen to your needs, offer expert advice, and collaborate with you to develop a customized design plan tailored to your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences.

Build on Your Ideas: Designers will take your initial ideas and preferences and build upon them to create a comprehensive design plan for your dream kitchen. They will consider factors such as functionality, ergonomics, traffic flow, and aesthetic appeal to craft a design that maximizes the potential of your space. Through iterative discussions and feedback, the design team will refine the plan to ensure it aligns with your vision and meets your expectations.

In conclusion, embarking on a kitchen renovation journey involves careful planning, inspiration seeking, and collaboration with experienced professionals. By organizing your wants and needs, finding inspirational ideas, rough measuring your space, considering appliance upgrades, and meeting with designers, you’ll lay the groundwork for a successful transformation of your kitchen into the heart of your home. With the guidance of MCK’s skilled designers, you can bring your dream kitchen to life and create a space that combines beauty, functionality, and personalized style.