#ask a professional
Ask a Professional
Here are a few suggestions but they all include working with designers in your area first. Kitchen and bath dealer services generally fall into three broad categories; design only, design sell only and design and/or sell. I would visit NKBA ProSearch. http://www.nkba.org/Design/Homeowners/ProSearch.aspx
After entering your ZIP code you will find several kitchen and bath dealers/designers in your area. Some of the listings are for independent designers that do not have showrooms. Start at the top of the list and call the dealers/designers and explain your situation. Ask if they can help you with the design only or if they can think of a designer that offers the services you need. I worked for a company that did not offer design services only but I knew a few independent kitchen designers that would have met your needs. I would have referred a couple of them to you.
You said you are willing to travel for a designer. Just continue down the list until you find a designer that meets your needs. I am sure you will find one local or at least within a few miles.