We've just bought a new house, it's really nice! But it's almost empty and we need to furnish it completely. But first we are going to start with the kitchen as it's a priority for us:) I don't want to hire a designer as it's additional charge. But it would be great to have a modern and cosy kitchen with no needless staff, just most important things.
So, I've made a project using free demo of online software for kitchen construction to have a visual design of my would-be kitchen http://prodboard.eu/kitchen/#project-sample-7 When we finally decide about the furniture arrangement, colors and everything, we'll try to find the similar furniture and wallpapers, but for now, I just want to share my kitchen project with you and have your comments.
All room measurements if needed, you can see in the program interface as well as you can move things there and show me the screenshot of something that you've changed in my project.
Thanks in advance!
Many custom kitchen cabinet manufacturers will have on staff designers to help you. You don't need to hire outside that realm.
Online stuff is fun but your not a designer and you will end up with a subpar kitchen with this approach. It is a great way to organize your Ideas.
Even a junior designer is educated in how cabinets are manufactured, sizing and needs of clients.
We are made to believe anyone can step in and do anything now because of home improvement shows on TV. Life is not TV take it from a builder with 35 years experience.
A little design experience will be the best guidance you will get. Once the money is spent and it does not work out, there is no taking it back.
I get the calls everyday. Better to just go with simple timeless lines that are designed perfectly for your space.
The end result will make you look like a master builder.
Good luck with your project.
Many times you ask 100 people a question, you get 100 different answers. maybe not that accurate an account, but you get the idea. Bottom line is you have to like it and it has to be as if you put your "magic" finger on it. Your kitchen must be a reflection of you. Not the many contractors that might answer your questions. If you don't have the design capabilities, then hire a designer. I've worked with many over the years and they are a great help to homeowners. The design options are endless and these people have the ability to take your thoughts and put them in perspective to come up with a design that's well suited to you. (Just make sure you keep them in budget. Artists have a way of designing things way out there.)
By the way, I toyed with your program and accidentally (at first) saved it. I've since changed a few things. I don't know if you'll see it or not. There are no indications of windows or any doorway, either. The whole thing screams IKEA design. Is that the route you want to take?
Hope this helps. You can send me an email through Trusted Pros if you have any further questions.
Thanks for your answers!
PS: Mike, my projet is still the same - it's been saed by me, so any changes you make are saved to your account only.
Windows and doors are at choice on the left menu panel under the title "room".
I am not sure about IKEA, I just can't afford something very expensive.
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