The following Picasso story also applies to kitchen designers.
When Picasso was at a market in Paris, a fan approached him and asked if he could do a quick sketch on a paper napkin for her.
Picasso politely agreed, quickly painted and returned the napkin, but not before demanding one million francs.
The woman was shocked. It took me 5 minutes to draw this! ”
“No,” Picasso replied. “It took him 40 years to draw this in five minutes.”
It takes talent and years of experience to become a good kitchen designer.
As my highly regarded industry colleague says in the funny video below
“Everyone needs a kitchen designer. We have to convince them that they need us.”
Also, some customers don’t realize that buying a design created by one kitchen designer elsewhere is actually plagiarism and often leads to a poor design or product.
It’s plagiarism because it requires design and measurements, designs, and meetings that don’t generate revenue until the cabinet is purchased. Instead, if someone else sells the cabinets, they are making money without investing time in their customers.
Also, customers may get inferior designs and products for two reasons:
1) Homeowners are rarely offered the same products by different kitchen designers.
Therefore, they are subconsciously comparing “apples and bananas”, and in fact
Overcharged by someone offering different pricing.
2) There is only one way to describe a kitchen designer or builder willing to price and sell cabinets designed by other companies. No reputable company wants to deal with these requests. This blog contains some additional perspectives.
Main Line Kitchen Designers does not charge large design deposits as our cabinet prices are among the highest in the industry.
A customer who steals your kitchen design and doesn’t buy cabinets from us would be really silly. Because of this, we are less concerned than other cabinet dealers about people who work with us extensively buying cabinets elsewhere. However, this doesn’t stop the occasional “Nouvetta” from doing just that.
When they do, we shake our heads and understand that it would be better not to sell the kitchen to an unappreciative and unethical person.
This is an account I published earlier about the “Knowbetta” family – read here
People are wasting their budgets when they don’t understand the value of a good kitchen designer.
We are happy to help you make a “smart” decision. And as always. . .
Paul, Julie, Chris, Ed, Lauren, Jeremy, Juliet, Camilla, Mark
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