Ottawa Kitchen Design - Kitchen & Bathroom Design Services. Certified Kitchen Designer

By: Verne Macdonald Design  09-12-2011
Keywords: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Drawings


1. Designing Kitchens and Bathrooms

Introductory Meeting: Typically two to three hours in length, this meeting accomplishes the following:

A) Interview to discuss the client’s requirements and requests related to lifestyle, ergonomics, aesthetics and budget.This encompasses:

(i) Kitchens: Shopping choices, entertaining style, appliance and plumbing preferences, physical considerations of cook(s),desired atmosphere (warm, casual, classic, clean, smart, dramatic) etc.

(ii) Bathrooms: Shower and/or tub choices, number of people using the space, lighting, floor and wall materials, venting, desired atmosphere (relaxing, romantic, elegant, sleek) etc.

B) Site measure or review of new home plans.

C) Conceptual design.

Optional Additions:

i) Working Drawings:Detailed plan and elevations ready for cabinet production.

ii) Perspective Drawings:Three-dimensional drawings that show the finished kitchen. Colour renderings of the drawings.iii) Construction Drawings:Drawings that indicate any changes or additions to wall placements, doors, windows or bulkheads.iv) Mechanical Drawings: Drawings that denote new or altered locations of plumbing, heating and venting fixtures.v) Electrical Drawings: Drawings that denote new or altered placement of lighting fixtures and appliances.

2. Planning Office Spaces, Media Centres and Laundry Rooms

The designer requires furniture pieces and equipment dimensions to proceed with plan and elevation drawings.

3. Designing General Spaces (Space Planning)

This is the term used to alter existing spaces by adding, deleting or moving walls, doors, windows or staircases to develop new or better uses of existing spaces. Again, it is necessary to provide dimensions of furniture pieces and equipment to be included.

Keywords: Bathrooms, Drawings, Kitchens

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