The whole concept of renovating your kitchen may be completely foreign to you, or you may have been involved with some renovations in the past; in either case, one of the best things you can do is communicate your ideas, concerns, questions, and anything else on your mind regarding your project. Just like in a marriage, design relationships are not based on reading minds...they're based understanding each other.
Any experienced kitchen designer will tell you that most spaces can be design so many different ways, even if it might not seem to be the case to the homeowner. A large part of what our job is, is understanding what basic ideas you're looking for in your space and then parsing those thoughts into what we think might suit you best. Sometimes this ends up being a complete re-design of a layout, while others might mean just a few tweaks. Many times a whole new idea will surface in the process of hashing through all the details of what a homeowner requests. Those 'aha' moments can be the most fun.
Creativity is at the heart of every kitchen design. Looking at a space and working hard to understand the present and future needs of a client, then coming up with the most efficient and cost effective way of achieving that vision.
Express yourself. Let us know what you like, and what you don't. We're designing this kitchen for you...for your life.