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Apr-18-12

How to Design a Kitchen Floor Plan

posted by Kitchen & Bathroom Designer
If you are looking to design a kitchen floor plan for free, you need this advice! While some kitchens are more complicated than others, these are the basic steps for remodeling your kitchen or designing a new kitchen.
  • 1.The very first things you are going to need to do to design your kitchen floor plan is a tape measure, pencil and graph paper.
  • 2.Take careful measurements of your kitchen. Be sure when measuring your kitchen that you measure from kitchen wall to kitchen wall, not from the kitchen cabinets.

    Mark all of your wall measurements on your graph paper to make your kitchen floor plan. Be sure that each square on your graph paper represents one foot or 6 inches so that your floor plan is a good representation of what your kitchen looks like. It is important to not only draw the line but to mark the exact measurements above the line.

    Next you will need to take careful measurements of your doors and windows and draw them on your graph paper kitchen layout.

    If there are any other structures in the kitchen that should be noted, be sure to do so. For example, if your chimney runs through your kitchen, be sure to mark that.

    Now it is a good time to measure from floor to ceiling and mark that in your sidelines.

  • 3.After you have taken all your measurements of your kitchen it is time to start designing your layout of your kitchen using a floor plan you will build on line.

    IKEA offers a very helpful free kitchen planner on line at www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/rooms_ideas/splashplanners.html.

    Smart Draw offers a really helpful free trial download program at http://www.smartdraw.com/specials/kitchendesign.asp.

    Floor planner is a lot of fun and is free. Check them out at http://www.floorplanner.com/.

  • 4.Your kitchen design is on its way! On these websites you will be able to insert kitchen appliances and kitchen cabinets into your floor plan that you designed!
  • 5.If you haven’t yet started researching your kitchen appliances, now is the time to do so, so that you have all the measurements you need to design your beautiful new kitchen!
    archive from : How to Design a Kitchen Floor Plan for Free Online | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4906656_design-kitchen-floor-plan-online.html#ixzz1sNtyyG33
May-11-10

Installing Cabinets: How to Mark Level Lines on a Wall

posted by Kitchen & Bathroom Designer

1. To mark a short level line, you can use a level to extend the line from a measured point. Longer lines are best marked with a chalk line. Drive a brad at one measured point and then attach the chalk line; reel out the line to a second measured point, stretch the line tight, and snap the line on the wall. Then check the line with a level.

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2. Once you’ve marked a line, use a 4-foot level to check it. Lightly mark a level line in any areas of concern and measure the difference between it and the original line. If a chalk line is “out” by only 1/4 inch or so in 6 feet, you can probably go with it. Usually the eye will accept mouldings that follow the floor line within these limits, especially baseboards. If the difference is more, use the level to re-mark the line, setting the line level or perhaps splitting the difference.

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3. Remember that in moulding work the goal is to produce a pleasing result,not a mathematically perfect one. It’s a matter of eye. Your care and attention at this stage will be well rewarded down the line.

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Mar-13-10

Kitchen Measurement and Volume

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 Kitchen Measurement and Volume

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Measure Your Existing Space

A) Start with the first wall on the left and work to your right around the room. First, measure the overall length of each wall in your kitchen. Use grid paper to record all your measurements.

B) Indicate all breaks in walls (windows, doors, closets) by measuring from the corner to the outside edge of the molding. Don’t forget to indicate any permanent appliances, air vents, offsets, etc.

C) Measure to centerline of plumbing, ducting and outlets. Remember, plumbing and outlets may be moved to accommodate a design.

Create Your Floor Plan

Using your kitchen measurements, start sketching your cabinets. Start in the corner of your grid paper and work out. Note the location of your electrical outlets, plumbing fixtures and air ducts. You may be able to move major appliances several inches either way to accommodate a layout change.

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