virtual kitchen remodel programs and why are they
so important? Well imagine one guy coming to you to
do a quote for a kitchen. He measures up the kitchen
and then takes out a writing pad and starts drawing
a kitchen according to what you want. Now imagine
another guy also measures up the kitchen but takes
out his laptop, opens a kitchen design program and
starts placing kitchen units in the floor plan he
designed. After he designs the kitchen he clicks on
the photo realistic button and renders you a photo
that looks exactly like the kitchen you dreamed of.
Don't you think you will have so much more confidence
in him building the kitchen. After all, you and him
have already seen the outcome of the kitchen all you
need now is the price.
What can virtual kitchen remodel programs do? The
programs will normally start by first asking you what
finishes you want to use on your doors and panels
as well as what countertops, handles and door profiles
you want to use. You can also choose whether or not
you want your virtual kitchen to have top mouldings
or light pelmets The virtual kitchen programs will
then ask you to choose the dimensions of your floor
plan as well as the height of your roof. You will
also be able to choose whether or not you want to
do recesses in the walls and in the corner of the
walls. Most programs will have their measurements
in millimetres. If the programs aren't set in millimetres
set it to that because it is much more accurate. The
option of adding a floor or ceiling should also be
Good after you've designed the floor layout you will
be able to place kitchen cabinets in the floor plan.
There are many deferent types and sizes of kitchen
cabinets you can choose from. Some virtual kitchen
remodel programs have more options than other but
there are certain cabinets that are compulsory. The
sink cabinet, oven cabinet and 4 drawer cabinet is
very important because you will always be using it.
You will have the option of choosing the height, width
and depth of most cabinets. Some programs will ask
you to drag and drop the cabinets out of your side
bar onto your floor plan while others will ask you
to type your dimensions into a colum and press enter
to place it. I personally prefer the first. There
are also virtual programs that allow you to set up
your own templates for your cabinets. This is great
because you don't have to change the existing cabinets
each time you place them into your floor plan. You
can also change the altitude under or on which you
will place the kitchen cabinet. After you have placed
your cabinets in your virtual kitchen you want to
remodel you can add countertops, plinths and top fillers
to close the space between the top of the wall cabinets
and the ceiling.
When you've completed the design of your virtual kitchen
don't think you're ready to remodel your kitchen yet.
You still need to check if your sizes are correct.
You can do this by either choosing the 2D view, which
will give you the view of each wall with cabinets
on, or choosing the floor plan view, which will give
you a complete bird' eye view of the kitchen with
After you've checked that the measurements of the
kitchen are correct and that your virtual kitchen
looks exactly the way you want, you can choose the
Render It Photo Realistic button. Quality programs
normally gives you a 3 dimensional picture with colours,
lighting and shades of your virtual kitchen.
Satisfied with your virtual kitchen? Ok time to remodel.