Your kitchen and bathroom need to stand the test of time, both in design and function. How do you create a kitchen – one that you will love – that serves both needs?

It starts with an experienced designer who understands today’s products, innovations, space-saving ideas and, of course, trends that actually stand the test of time. The right designer will have the expertise to ensure your renovation runs as smoothly as possible.

“Kitchens and bathrooms are the two most important rooms in terms of investment and daily use,” said Susan Isbister, a designer from Merit Kitchens Design Centre in Calgary.

Here are a few key points to consider:

1. Do you have a renovation end date in mind?
The design team knows how to shine a light on construction timelines. “Our philosophy is simple: customer service excellence. Helping the homeowner navigate their way through a major kitchen renovation is what makes the difference in the long run,” said designer Ron Mort.

2. What are your goals and what’s your budget?
The value in a custom kitchen compared to what you’ll find at big box stores involves more than quality and selection – it’s also about creating a space that truly works for you and your lifestyle. During your free in-home design consultation, your designer will measure your space, listen to your kitchen must-haves and discuss wants versus needs. Based on your goals and budget, “we present different options and find ways to maximize your space. It’s not just design and not just budget, it’s both,” said Mort.

3. What’s your style and how do you use your space?
Do you cook or entertain a lot? Do you have a busy lifestyle or is it more relaxed? Do you have pets or children? “The more we get to know you, the easier it is to help you create your dream space,” said Isbister. “Space optimization is one of the greatest things a designer can do for you. It’s amazing how much wasted space we find in most kitchens and bathrooms.”

Be inspired at Calgary’s Merit Kitchens Design Centre.
Stop by the Merit Kitchens Design Centre for a tour during regular business hours at Unit 1 – 6130 4th Street S.E. or visit them online at meritdesigncalgary.com.