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Tips for Remodeling Your Kitchen: An Interview with Komal Sheth of Spaces Designed

By Komal Sheth

Tell us a little bit about your company and its foundation.

Spaces Designed was built with one purpose, to create beautiful, functional spaces. Our work has influences from all over the world. We take pride on knowing and recognizing trends in the Austin market. Our philosophy is to reflect our client's unique taste in our work and to personalize spaces. We get to know the client to get a sense of what would work for them, and then we incorporate those ideas into our own.

What is the first thing you tell people who are looking to remodel their kitchen?

I try to get a sense of why they are remodeling. What is not working for them? Then, we try to guide them to what the process would entail. Also, we try to work within their budgets and get a sense of what their style is like. If they don't have a defined idea, we take them through our portfolio of samples, or our Houzz profile for inspiration.

For those who can't afford an entire remodel of their kitchen, but wish to change a few things, what can you suggest?

It all depends on the condition of the space. Usually new countertops, backsplash even sometimes just adding new hardware makes a big difference. If you have painted cabinets- just putting a fresh coat of paint is also a quick way to give the place a pick-me-up.

In your opinion, what is the most desirable design element in a kitchen?

It's interesting to see what they can do for a space. Light is also an element we focus on heavily. A great fixture can create wonders for a space and adds the much needed drama.

What are some wasted areas of the kitchen I can eliminate to create more needed space?

There are many ways to create storage space in a kitchen. I personally think closet pantries are a thing of the past. Now, it's easy to incorporate storage space built inside cabinets.

What are the necessary elements of a kitchen that I should be sure to include in my renovation?

Cabinets, countertops, flooring, appliances and electrical fixtures.

What are some recent fads that you see included in most recent kitchen remodels?

Industrial furniture. The pieces are often too large to fit into a standard space.

What is the best piece of advice for someone looking to remodel their kitchen?

Outlining their needs and establishing realistic expectations is an important aspect to keep in mind while planning on remodeling. Think about the issues you have with the space, what you would like to achieve functionally and then aesthetically. Before you get started with what will be your future home and a significant investment of time and money, make sure your Designer is building *Your Dreams*, not theirs. At Spaces Designed, We believe in achieving our Client's dreams and needs by partnering with them, by blending their vision with our creativity and knowledge. Feel free to show us designs you've liked and keep an open mind to allow us to use that starting point to truly personalize the remodel to your style. Ask us to review your space, planning needs, lighting design, kitchen layouts, or any concerns or even horror stories you've heard from friends and we will be happy to guide you through the process. We believe that open, honest communication is the only way to achieve a win-win partnership.

What is the best way for people to get in contact with you or your company?

Visit our website: www.spacesdesigned.com.

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