Addressing these details when planning your kitchen will ensure a smoother project with more personalized style.
Some of the questions you ask when planning a new kitchen are obvious, such as, "Do I want white cabinets or wood?" and "Do I want stainless steel appliances?"
But there are many design decisions that you might not even know to consider until the project is well underway. To help you avoid surprises and unfortunate mistakes, here are seven questions you should ask yourself before you begin your kitchen design.
1. What are the rules? I'm not talking about design rules for what colors will match or what wood goes with what stone. I'm talking about the actual rules that are laid out by your local building code, which can affect many decisions or none at all, depending on your area and project conditions.
For example, many building codes dictate what type of hood fan you must use to ensure proper ventilation. These rules are...