CHI Good Questions: Help with Kitchen Redesign?

CHI Good Questions: Help with Kitchen Redesign?

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Janel Laban
Feb 22, 2008

Matthew sent us an email: "I just bought my first home and am remodeling it. It is Mid Century Modern and very ahead of its time, but has not been cared for by its previous owners. I have gutted the whole kitchen because it was redone in the eighties, but now, I have run into a problem. I cannot figure out the layout for the room because of the complicated design.

I was hoping that someone would have some suggestions or would know a good and creative kitchen designer who understands small budgets."

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Congrats on the new home and good luck with the renovations!

Here are a few kitchen planning resources:


  • IKEA, either by using their online planner tool or their measuring service. There is a fee for the measuring service, but it is refunded completely if you buy your kitchen from them.

  • Google Sketchup, a free online 3d program which allows you to create a model of your kitchen based on the actual measurements and then place components such as cabinets and appliances into it. A kitchen design based tutorial for Sketchup can be found here on IKEAFANS.

Have any other DIY resources or Kitchen Designer recommendations for Matthew? Let us know in the comments...

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