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1698 Kitchen Planners

Specializing in older homes that need design solutions for Kitchens, Bathrooms, any room that needs re-inventing to fit
SmartDesign Keukenstudio
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In business since 1994, brooksBerry & Associates has established a reputation for designing and building award-winning
Kellyvision Kitchens and Bedrooms
Beautiful bespoke kitchen design. From traditional kitchen styles to modern designs. Our team of experts will help you design
Studio Design LLC
Studio Design LLC offers full scale remodeling and new construction planning, finish selections and installation services
Kitchen Krafter Design/Remodel Showroom
Kitchen Krafter Kitchen & Bath Design/Remodel Showroom Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry and complete remodeling services
Main Line Kitchen Design
The Main Line Kitchen Design business model enables us to give our customer’s better designs, and better made cabinetry
We generate spaces attending function, form and technology, that is, we pay attention to your activities inside and outside
Spitzhüttl Home Company
Spitzhüttl Home Company in Neubrunn bei Würzburg ist ein familiengeführtes Möbelhaus. Mit unserer jahrzehntelangen Erfahrung
ADN Furniture
A empresa ADN Furniture esboça, desenha em 3d e produz mobiliário por medida. A empresa conta com uma equipa de design de
Toren Cocinas
Somos una empresa conformada de un equipo de personas, que de manera conjunta diseñamos y estructuramos espacios funcionales
Desenho Branco
A Desenho Branco desenvolve projectos de Design e é especialista nos ambientes de cozinha. O trabalho que desenvolve destina-se
DIONI Home Design
A DIONI Home Design está no Av.João XXI 12  em Lisboa para o ajudar a concretizar o seu espaço de sonho. Com o nosso know
Casa Interior
We deliberately want to make a difference in the kitchen industry centered on you and your family – That is our aim and
Specializzati in soluzioni di arredo salvaspazio e nella creazione di cucine moderne di piccole dimensioni anche
Alfa Forni
Convertir una herramienta tradicional como el horno en un objeto de diseño aclamado en todo el mundo por su “Made in Italy
Kouch & Boulé
Empresa especializada en Reformas Integrales y Parciales y en el Mobiliario de Cocina Alemán de alta calidad.
Inicio Diseñadores de cocinas y reformas integrales en Madrid desde 1994  Somos una empresa con un equipo profesional que
Be One Mobiliario
Somos una empresa mexicana enfocada en la creación y rediseño de espacios para vivir o trabajar. Somos fabricantes de mobiliario
Fabricación y exposición propia de cocinas. Estudio de cocinas con más de 25 años de experiencia. Mobiliario de cocinas

Kitchen Planners

Is it essential to use the services of kitchen planners when one is already working with an interior design professional for planning a new home or a renovation? Doubtless, an interior designer can undertake the task of preparing the layout and deciding on the fixtures in the kitchen, but a kitchen planner is a specialist with skills that a regular designer won't have. 

What is the role of a kitchen planner?

The planning or remodelling of a kitchen may seem simple enough, and many homeowners think that it doesn't involve much planning to place counters and cabinets along the wall or to fit appliances into the available space. However, kitchen planning is a complex process. The role of the kitchen planner is to ensure that every element in the kitchen is ergonomically and functionally planned not only to make the kitchen easy to work in but also to eliminate the need for reworking rookie errors that result from not thinking through the layout and placement of various elements.

The specialist's services can cover:

Basic layout: After discussions with the client to find out his needs from the kitchen, and after measuring the area, the kitchen planner will make drawings or computer-generated images, which the homeowner can use to get the plan executed.  

End-to-end project management: If the homeowner requests complete project management, the kitchen planning specialist will take care of every aspect of the modelling or renovation, including drawing up plans, sourcing materials and overseeing the installation of the various elements to ensure the project is completed to the homeowner's satisfaction.

Customisation: In some cases, the homeowner may require features or elements that are not available in kitchen retail stores or with dealers. The kitchen planner will help to identify a professional who can fabricate customised aspects for the client.

Why is it advisable to hire kitchen planners?

While one can use design software to design one's kitchen, there are several advantages to hiring a kitchen planning professional.

Safety: Fire, sharp objects and electrical shocks commonly occur in kitchens more than any other rooms in the house. Therefore, safety is a priority when designing the kitchen. As kitchen planners look at various aspects of the layout and design with a trained eye, they can plan the area to minimise safety hazards. Among the points that they consider is the placement of stoves and cooktops away from windows and the inclusion of counters or landing spaces within easy access of stoves and ovens where hot pans or dishes can be placed without the risk of getting scalded.

Functionality: The kitchen planner will try to balance functionality and aesthetics in the design to ensure that the room is comfortable for preparing meals. For instance, they will create the perfect work triangle by placing the stove, refrigerator and sink in an optimised layout where they are easily accessible from one another. Additionally, due importance will be given to lighting, movement and ventilation to ensure the atmosphere in the kitchen is conducive for spending hours in the room. 

Efficiency: There can never be too much storage in any kitchen. The advantage of working with a kitchen planner is that he can find storage spaces and a better way of organising every nook and cranny of the room to optimise the available area.

What should you expect from a well-designed kitchen?

An efficient kitchen is one that is planned to perfection keeping in mind standards for safety and comfort. The easiest way to incorporate these elements is to hire a kitchen planner.

Work triangle: The primary elements, the stove, sink and refrigerator, need to be ideally placed in a triangular layout with each of them between 4 feet to 9 feet away from the other.  

Ease of movement: For smooth workflow in the kitchen there should be enough space between the counters for free movement, and the worktops should be comfortably wide. The passage between two rows of counters should be at least 3 feet. In a kitchen that just one person uses, the prescribed counter width is three and a half feet, whereas for multiple cooks, the counter should be broader – 4 feet.

Placement of counters: In areas near the stove, sink, oven and refrigerator, there should be a counter within reach where things can be placed once they are removed. It reduces the chances of spills and accidents caused due to holding hot pans or wet dishes.

Vertical clearance: Since modern kitchens have cabinets over the countertops and chimney hoods over built-in hobs, there should be enough clearance to avoid heads banging into the overhead elements. There should be a gap of at least 15 inches between cabinets and countertops, whereas the clearance between the hob and hood should be at least 2 feet.

Safety: The hob or stove shouldn't be placed near an openable window and should not be close to any materials with a flammable coating or cover. 

Storage space: The kitchen should have enough storage so that the worktops are clutter-free. Depending on the available area for storage, the kitchen planner will design a combination of countertop, drawer and cabinets so that there is a place to stow away things when they aren't in use.

How much do kitchen planners in India charge for a project?

The professional's fee will vary depending on his reputation and the scope of the project. If one opts for a branded modular kitchen, the dealer may have a kitchen planner onboard to oversee the design aspects, and the project cost estimate will include the fee payable to the professional. When one hires an interior designer to undertake the planning of the kitchen, then he may calculate his charges as a percentage of the project cost, usually ranging between 10% to 20%.

In some instances, the kitchen planner may charge a flat fee for the drawings and computer-generated images. For customised solutions, such as specially designed cabinets, they may charge on the cost per square feet basis, usually ranging from Rs.40 to Rs.400.

How to identify a suitable kitchen planner for your project?

A qualified kitchen planning professional will have a degree or certification in interior design as well as at least five to six years' work experience in designing kitchens. Before hiring a professional designer, we recommend that you verify his qualifications and view his portfolio to get an idea of his design style and the quality of finishes. 

On homify, our kitchen planners' directory features a list of qualified professionals along with photographs of kitchens they have designed. After browsing through the images, you can send a request for a free quote by filling the online contact form.

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