There are no set rules when it comes to kitchen design and remodeling your kitchen. Some people choose to keep the same layout as their current kitchen and install new appliances, countertops, and cabinets. Other people do not like their current layout, so they incorporate the desired changes while drawing the layout for their new kitchen. There are situations where the current kitchen is too small, but there is another room in the home which is easy to convert.
The first step to kitchen design is to ensure you take accurate measurements. Being off even a few inches can have serious impacts. For instance, if you under-measured the amount of floor space for your new kitchen cabinets, but managed to correctly measure for your countertop, you are going to end up with your countertop overhanging the cabinets. This is just one example of what could go wrong, and there are others. However in most situations, it comes down to not taking inaccurate measurements. For this reason, it is worth your time to recheck your measurements several times, and even ask someone else to take them, to confirm your results.
Prior to ordering kitchen cabinets and countertops for your new kitchen, you may want to have a professional review your design. A professional could easily find mistakes and flaws in your layout and plan. Catching these, now, is less expensive to correct, than waiting until after you have already ordered and received your cabinets and countertops. Here at Best Online Cabinets, we offer free design services to help guide you towards articulating your vision and obtaining the right materials, colors, and styles.