Kitchen remodels can be overwhelming; Where do you start? What is the process? What if something goes wrong? All of these questions stump homeowners but today I’d like to talk about one of the most important aspects of the design process. Design Drawings!
Drawings help you find solutions, organize space, and visualize the end product. They can be 2D or 3D drawings that are black & white or in color. Designers use design programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, or Sketch Up. The finished product you see is the result of many years of training and experience. Knowing which solution is right for a specific design dilemma, where to locate storage/appliances so they are the most functional and providing clients with an easy to understand set of drawings is the value of services that a designer brings to the table.
You’ll notice the large peninsula of cabinetry in the center of the room, this outdated design provides that only one entrance to the main kitchen space is allowed. The issue with this is that it makes the kitchen feel smaller than it really is (based on where the walls are located) and no more than one person can enter or use the space at a time.
Do you see how we’ve removed the cabinetry and windows but we’ve left the walls and door openings? We wanted to keep the room itself intact but only remove the fixtures and finishes within the room.
What a difference this new layout makes! We located all of the cabinetry and appliances along the exterior walls so that the center of the room could be open for entertaining.
As you can see we’ve pointed out the new light fixture over the sink. (Affiliate link here to purchase) Not only does the text inform you of what it is but the dimensions tell the contractor where to place it on the wall.