The kitchen is the heart of the modern home. It’s the place where the family comes together on a daily basis to cook, eat and socialise. This means that it should be functional, comfortable and reflect your style.
There are so many elements to consider when planning a kitchen – the amount of counter space you need, room for the appliances, place for cutlery, crockery and food to be stored. On top of this, you may want to add a table or put chairs at a counter so that you can sit and eat, and the kids can do homework in the afternoon.
In order to help you out with the planning stage, we’ve found some great kitchen design software that you can use for free.
Magnet is a UK based company that has a wonderful virtual planner on their website. It allows you to create designs in both 2D and 3D. That means you can really build your design from a basic drawing all the way through to what the finished product could actually look like.
The website also has a step-by-step guide to help you measure your room correctly. This will ensure that your virtual design is accurate and can be brought to life with ease.
SmartDraw is a free-to-try programme that you can download in a trial package. This software gives you the ability to create plans that are completely professional and that you can take to any contractor as a finished product.
It comes with a wide range of planning symbols to make designing simple and completely professional. You can also make use of their pre-set templates so that you aren’t starting from scratch with a blank screen in your design. This is very useful for first-time planners.
Once you have the layout of your cupboards and large appliances, you can start to have fun with colours and other décor options.
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