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Getting Organized

Where do you begin? Take stock of your kitchen. What worked for the previous homeowner may not work for you. Kitchens are a personal space. If it doesn’t suit your cooking or entertaining style, designing a generic kitchen with new boxes on the wall and new counter tops can be a waste of good money. Editing your needs on paper is the first step in understanding what’s important to you and paramount for communicating your needs to your kitchen designer. I have created a design questionnaire to help my clients take inventory of their needs and wants. Feel free to print and take with you to your kitchen design appointment. So let’s get started! Start collecting your notes and magazine pictures in a file folder.
And for those really serious about getting ready to remodel: I advise starting a notebook to keep everything together. Grab a notebook binder and fill out the 8 tabs (Cabinets, Appliances, Counters/Splashes, Floors, Lighting, Construction Bids, Contracts, Punch List.)



Laurie Burke, connected to the design and construction industry since 1996. A seasoned residential kitchen and bath design specialist , Laurie has designed thousands of kitchens & baths as well as other cabinetry projects requiring technical precision in design drafting utilizing state of the art 2020 software for creating accurate plans and elevations. Through on- going product knowledge training and a desire to always stay current with an evolving marketplace, Laurie Burke maintains a strong command of knowing the appropriate Fit & Finish materials required for a residential remodel to meet the budget, the timeline of a project and a client's need for a finished product that meets their satisfaction. Kitchen Designer by trade, foodie, techie, weekend traveler for fun. For more information contact me at

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