Call a qualified interior designer before you start your kitchen project. Get input on layout, materials, colors, and budget management, and save yourself loads of stress. You can also hire an interior designer to help select all materials and coordinate the actual execution of the project. Your end result will be a gorgeous kitchen that is like no other---perfect for YOU. It is worth the investment, no question about it.
See my other article What is a "Qualified Designer?" for guidance on finding the design professional that is perfect for you. Or call 925-895-1336 to schedule an initial consultation, and I can help you achieve your dream kitchen!