Kitchen designers can work in non-traditional ways.
Last summer I was referred to a family who had recently purchased a new home. They loved the home but despised the kitchen. They consulted with me to come up with a new design and help with finishes. From there, the client took over and managed the rest of the job themselves. While this isn’t the standard way of working, and playing your own general contractor can end up in disaster for many homeowners, they pulled it off. I stopped by to see the kitchen last week, and it turned out great.
Here’s what the kitchen looked like before (they had just moved into the home the day before these photos were taking – nothing was unpacked yet):