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The Transformative Power of Good Kitchen Design

A well-designed kitchen is more than just a place to prepare meals; it has the potential to significantly impact a client’s life.

And because of this, the kitchen designer’s job comes with a lot of responsibility.

The kitchen is where families gather, culinary creations are born, and cherished memories are made.

When executed with care and attention to detail, good kitchen design can have a profound impact on a client’s life, enhancing their daily experiences and improving overall well-being.

In this VESTA blog post, we will explore the various ways in which good kitchen design can change a client’s life, from promoting efficiency and organization to fostering creativity and connection.

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Building a Stellar Portfolio as a Kitchen Designer

In the world of interior design, a portfolio is your passport to opportunities.

For a kitchen designer, a well-crafted portfolio serves as a showcase of your creativity, expertise, and ability to transform mundane spaces into culinary havens.

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to elevate your career, building a compelling portfolio is a crucial step.

This VESTA Blog provides a comprehensive guide on how to construct a portfolio that captures the essence of your skills and showcases your proficiency as a kitchen designer.

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Getting Enough Storage in an Open Concept Kitchen

As homeowners request more open concept kitchens and designers oblige, the downside can be a loss of traditional storage.

The wall that separated the kitchen from the dining room typically housed a hutch or sideboard supplementing kitchen storage.

With this wall gone, the Kitchen Designer needs to look for alternative areas to provide storage for these items.

Read on to get inspired for storage solutions beyond the kitchen in your next open concept design.

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How to Design a F.R.E.S.H. Kitchen

I was introduced to the concept of “Green” design when I was studying for my design degree.

Green Design was presented to us as the philosophy of designing physical objects in accordance to the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability. 

It was a philosophical discussion that came up in most of my design classes and at coffee houses on campus.

How could we as designers design spaces that would not have a negative impact on the environment?

Once I graduated and started practicing as a Kitchen Designer though, the conversation of Green Design rarely came up.

Occasionally I would see a new product introduced touting “LEED certified” but most of those products were geared to commercial builds.

I was several years into my design career when something happened to make Green Design a focus for me.

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How to Help Your Client’s Choose Appliances

Choosing appliances for a kitchen can be a daunting task.

With so many options available in the market, it’s easy for your clients to get confused and overwhelmed.

Appliances are a significant investment, and it’s essential they choose the right ones to meet their needs and fit their budget.

In this VESTA Blog, we will discuss some factors to consider when helping clients select appliances for their new kitchen.

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Effective Client Follow-up Post Kitchen Installation

Completing a client’s kitchen installation is an exciting milestone, but the journey doesn’t end there.

Following up with clients after the installation is a crucial step in building lasting relationships and ensuring their satisfaction.

A thoughtful and proactive approach to client follow-up demonstrates your commitment to their needs and establishes a foundation for future referrals and repeat business.

In this VESTA blog post, we will explore strategies and tips to help you navigate the post-installation phase and leave a lasting impression on your clients.

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How to Elevate your Greatroom Kitchen with a Fireplace Design

Many contemporary kitchen designs are part of a greatroom.

And many greatrooms include a fireplace.

This can be a great opportunity for the kitchen designer to incorporate the design of the fireplace area into the overall design brief.

By coordinating the design of the kitchen and the fireplace area you can achieve a cohesive overall design in the greatroom.

In today’s VESTA Blog we will explore a variety of fireplace wall designs and inspire you to add them to your design offering!

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How a Kitchen Designer can bring a Client’s Dream Kitchen to Life!

The kitchen has become one of the most renovated rooms in a home.

Because of that, there are many people that feel they can tackle their renovation without a professional kitchen designer.

Today’s Vesta blog is going to outline the importance of having a kitchen designer on the project.

The goal is to inspire you, the kitchen designer, to keep on doing what you do!

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10 Steps for Setting up a Kitchen Design Business

As part of Vestabul School of Design, I offer training, coaching and mentoring to kitchen designers.

Many of the designers I work with have decided to venture out on their own and start their own kitchen design business.

Starting any business requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and a solid plan.

Of course, before you start a kitchen design business you need to have a strong background in all things kitchens!

Once you feel you are ready to venture out on your own you will need to follow these 10 steps.

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The Benefits of Entering Kitchen Design Contests

For kitchen designers, entering design contests can be a game-changer, offering numerous advantages and opportunities for professional growth.

Beyond showcasing your talent and expertise, participating in kitchen design contests opens doors to networking, recognition, and valuable industry exposure.

Over my career I have entered (and won) multiple design contests and have always found the effort worth while.

In this VESTA Blog post, we will explore the compelling reasons why kitchen designers should consider entering design contests.

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How to Best Work with Your Suppliers as a Kitchen Designer

As a kitchen designer, your success depends on your ability to create beautiful and functional kitchen designs that meet your clients’ needs.

To achieve this, you need access to high-quality materials and products that will help you bring your vision to life.

This is where your supplier relationships come in.

A strong partnership with suppliers is crucial for achieving outstanding results in terms of design, functionality, and customer satisfaction.

Read on for some tips on how to leverage supplier relationships as a kitchen designer.

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Designing a Pet Friendly Kitchen

We all know the kitchen is considered the heart of the home, and it can also be a place where your client’s pets spend a lot of time.

By incorporating their needs into the design of the kitchen, you can enhance their comfort and that of their owners.

Good planning for pets can seamlessly integrate functionality, safety and aesthetics, ensuring a harmonious space for both your clients and their beloved pets.

In this VESTA post, we will explore practical and creative ideas to help you create a pet-friendly kitchen design.

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