Deciding on your kitchen cabinets is a big decision. What do I want to feel when I am in my new kitchen? Is it modern? traditional? transitional? There are many factors that will come into play when you are trying to narrow down your perfect space. One of the biggest of these is price.
You MUST have a budget when you are planning any home improvement project. Instead of running from the dreaded topic, embrace it and work with it. If you have a good relationship with your designer they will work with that budget to help you get what you want (or at the least, what you want within reason).
Style, now this is tricky to most people. You know you like things you see online, in friends homes, hotels you have visited, magazines you thumb through and so on, but when it comes to planning your space and using your hard earned money you might not be able to make up your mind. That is where we come in. Designers have the ability to learn your style from so many different ways. Looking at pictures, going to your home and going shopping with you to see where you naturally go.
The moral of the story, start saving pics of what you like. It does not have to be a kitchen picture it just has to be what makes you feel goo. Your designer will learn your style from all tidbits. Whether or not you are planning a spring project or its a long term goal, start your style board now!