Tying the whole kitchen together will be your countertop and backsplash selections. You have many options of materials, colors, and textures to choose from that this decision can become quite daunting. Your kitchen designer will be able to sort through all of the options, and help you to pull every design item in your kitchen into a coherent unit. While you are deciding on the features in your kitchen, the designer can be making changes on their computer to show you exactly what the design changes will look like in your finished kitchen. Maybe two great design items that are stunning individually, may not work well together, and seeing this on a computer screen can help you avoid making a poor decision, that you will regret later.
If you choose to work with an established design company, you can gain control over your kitchen themes as well as the materials you want to be used. The only things that can limit you are the actual space of your kitchen and your creative imagination. There's no need to be completely original, because you can get ideas online as well as existing design galleries from bespoke kitchens. You can choose a design such as country, English shaker, or white modern kitchen design, and then customize the finishes, materials, and the way you want the kitchen to function.