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For some, the early stages of considering a remodel project can feel like a personal Indiana Jones adventure. Searching through the deep dark caves to find the legendary crystal skull, or in this case, a #NothingOrdinary kitchen, bath, or wherever space. Whatever your design dilemma, the Karr Bick family is here to help guide you along the way.

Few people realize that home designers are all very different creatures. There’s a special skill set needed when it comes to home design. Some designers and builders are short on design skills and long on building expertise, while in many other cases, design talent and training doesn’t necessarily come with technical skills.

While these professions revolve around home and building design, there remain some skills that necessitate the hiring of one over the other. Karr Bick Kitchen and Bath designers are masters of their home designing domain. Hiring Karr Bick ensures a smooth transition from dreams to reality. Here’s the how, why, and helpful distinguishing characteristics in the home design profession.

Skills Karr Bick Designers Master:
Space Planning
Karr Bick designers are experienced in interior space planning and additions. If you’re remodeling a kitchen, bathroom, or adding a family room, our designers will have all the skills you need. They’re trained to bring focused expertise to the work space, traffic patterns, electrical layout, and cabinet and appliance clearances; all of which make kitchens and bathrooms different animals when it comes to remodeling.

We get to know and understand all our clients, their style, and each remodel project extensively. Part of our design process includes discussing all aspects of creating, remodeling, or updating the kitchen, bath and other areas of their home. We want our clients to have as much (or as little) information as they want.

Karr Bick designers make sure the aesthetic considerations meld with the structural requirements of the project and that the space is both livable – yes, we do know how to cook – and aesthetically pleasing.

Our designers create renderings/drawings of designs that are both functional and beautiful.

We work with you and your life.

You will receive the utmost, sincere personalized attention.

We sound like Jacks and Jills of all trades, don’t we? This broad range of skills is required, because our designers work with not only homeowners, but also builders, architects, material distributors, interior designers and business owners.

OTHER Home Designer Roles Include:

Interior Decorator:
If your budget allows, an interior decorator is always a great addition to the team. They will help you with things like furniture plans and thinking through paint colors. They are consultors and are paid by their time spent with a client or by the hour. They consult on space reallocation and assist in designing the finished interior space. Typically, they’re not involved with the design of the building or the layout of the interior space. Instead, they’re focused entirely on the furniture, colors, textiles and textures of a room. Their job is to capture the personality and style of the residents and express it in their space.

A person whose occupation is homebuilding. Builders oversee, coordinate, and work on the construction or repair of homes and other buildings.

An architect is not always needed. However, if you are doing any structural changes to your home, then you’ll need to have a great architect on the team. They will draw plans and get all the necessary seals for permits. They are also typically very good space planners.

General Contractor:
This job consists of being the ultimate team leader. They coordinate all subs and ensure everything is running on time and on budget.

Kitchen and Bath Designer:
Think Karr Bick!

Karr Bick Craftsman:
It is important to know that Karr Bick works closely with all of these specialized roles and at times, needs them all. To learn about the our ultimate merger or meet your builders, read our blogs.

When should you involve a Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath designer?

Rule of thumb: If a remodel project costs more than a few hundred dollars, it may be time to call in a pro. *Cue* Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath Designers. Call us and explain your project, and we will be happy to help!

Head over to our YouTube channel to learn more about what makes our team special!

If you’d like to start on your own transformation journey, use our plan now tool and visit our virtual showroom. We also have a blog with a step-by-step checklist to help you on your design adventure.