These days, planning or designing any part of the house is easy, especially when you already have a basic idea of how you want to go about it. The first and only consideration on which you must base your design ideas on is space – when you have enough of it, you can do anything you like with it. Once you’ve determined the amount of space you need, the next step is how to fill that space up.
The beauty of using a kitchen planner, particularly on those free websites online, is that it helps you envision and experiment with various countertop shapes, kitchen cabinet and appliance placing. It helps you come up with a general idea of how your kitchen will look like before you go ahead and have it done. Most websites even let you submit rough sketches and measurements which they will turn into 3D drawings complete with suggested decor and colors. Using an online kitchen planner as well saves you time and money as you can determine exactly what kind of cabinets, lights and countertops you need to buy, as opposed to aimlessly wandering the mall and buying anything that catches your fancy, or worse, end up not fitting your kitchen at all.
It will also help to do your research on what the current trends are as far as kitchen design styles and appliances are popular right now if you want a state-of-the-art kitchen. It will also help to read up on tips and suggestions about what to do with large or small spaces. Knowing these information in advance also helps you plan your budget which can greatly affect your design.
So how does one go about using an online kitchen planner? You first start by searching for reputable kitchen planning websites online and signing up for free membership. Other websites simply require you name and email and have you upload a rough sketch of your kitchen design ideas in PDF format and then work from there. Others require you to answer a questionnaire based on the current look of your kitchen. Don’t worry if you haven’t used an online kitchen planner before because these sites usually provide tutorials or guides to walk you through the process easily. Another plus is you can edit your designs when necessary to make it perfect.
These sites usually utilize a step-by-step system to make your designing easier. You will be first asked to place room elements to your layout like windows, doors, ventilation and gas/electricity/water pipes. You will be then asked to furnish your kitchen and select the pieces you want from a dropdown menu or indicated product list. Some websites offer full packages for online kitchen planning including floor plans, elevation, 3D views, full dimension and even free first drawing revisions. For avid DIY fans, some sites also provide flat packs which are easy to assemble and already include cut to order cabinets and panels with all the hardware. The beauty of it is that all materials are sourced from reputable suppliers and are delivered quickly and promptly to your doorstep.