How to be a kitchen designer?

4 August, 2021 Kevin Pingree 5

Answers (5):

    23 August, 2021

    To be a kitchen designer, you would need to either major in or minor in interior design at an accredited school. You would then complete the necessary state and federal licensing exams. A simpler option for those who don't want to go through all the schooling would be to pursue certification with one of the many trade associations for kitchen designers available online. Household names include National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), International Congress of Creative Designers (ICCD), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and The Ugly Duckling Housewares Showcase.

    23 August, 2021

    From utilitarian to totally customized layouts, the size and shape of your kitchen make a big design difference.
    The first thing to consider is what you'll be using the space for, how many people will be cooking in it, whether it will also double as work space or storage. If your family size exceeds four people then I would recommend adding square footage by extending an existing area (kitchen-dining room eat-in) not shuffling things around by removing walls.

    23 August, 2021

    Kitchen designers are people who develop finished kitchens using their skills in design and construction, as well as creativity. It is an embryonic industry with room for all types of practitioners, from trade experts who make a living at installation to the self-employed entrepreneur.
    The requirements typically include, but are not limited to:
    1) a determination that this is the profession for you
    2) an appropriate degree or similar qualification (explained below)
    3) an aptitude for technical detail supported by good hand/eye coordination
    4) surplus funds - it will always be cheaper building your own house assuming you have a plot of land or garden which suits your needs and can pay for the necessary consents etc.

    23 August, 2021

    As a kitchen designer, my training involved six years of school with an emphasis on architecture and interior design. I also had three summer internships at architectural firms before starting my own company while still finishing school. All this because I was always interested in houses, furniture and neighborhoods way back when I was just a creative kid playing with trucks and LEGOs
    Regardless of your background or level of experience (or if you've never designed a thing), all you really need is good research skills, clear communication abilities that ensure clients feel comfortable throughout the process (and will rehire for future projects).

    23 August, 2021

    Check out the best practices from Humber College for aspiring Kitchen designers as well as professionals, such as these steps to guide you.

    1. Make sure you envision what type of kitchen will fit the needs of your home or client
    2. Take careful measurements to conceptualize the new layout and choose appliances
    3. Create renderings based on your design sketches and think about how it will be installed in a space to make it practical for living (check out some ideas here)
    4. Walk through everything again with questions, so that you know fully what's needed when it comes time for installation work like electrical or plumbing installations, heating venting and air-conditioning installations.