Plan Your Kitchen with RoomSketcher

Plan Your Kitchen with RoomSketcher

When it comes to kitchen design, good planning is key. The kitchen is the hub of a home and is often the room we spend the most time in. Therefore we want to create a kitchen that functions well and is pleasant and inviting to spend time in. So, if you find yourself lingering over kitchen design articles and creating kitchen pin boards, then you might be ready to plan your kitchen update… but where do you start?

There is a lot of kitchen planning advice out there, but how do we know what will work in our own kitchen? One of the best new ways to figure that out is with an online kitchen planner. With an online kitchen planner, you can plan out your kitchen, try out different kitchen design options and more…

Kitchen Planning Made Easy

RoomSketcher Home Designer is an online home design tool that can use create your kitchen design. Create floor plans, visualize different cabinet layouts, and find finishes and fixture options. With RoomSketcher, you can plan your kitchen right down to the color palette and the accessories. Unlike other kitchen planners, this online kitchen planner is easy-to-use, so you will be creating 2D & 3D kitchen floor plans and images of your kitchen design in no time.

With RoomSketcher you get the comprehensive kitchen planning tools you need to plan your kitchen, try out different kitchen design options and find solutions that work – all online. Integrated sharing features make it easy for you share and collaborate your kitchen design with your family and friends, as well as with any kitchen specialists or contractors you may need. Getting started on your kitchen planning is easy – here’s how:

Modern Kitchen - Floor Plans and 3D Images

Modern kitchen design with 2D & 3D Floor Plans and 3D Photos created using RoomSketcher

Get Started Planning Your Kitchen

The best way to start planning a kitchen is with a floor plan. To get started, simply create a free RoomSketcher account and then open the Home Designer tool to create your kitchen floor plan. You can draw your kitchen floor plan from scratch or choose a basic room shape to start with. Draw your walls, adjust your room size, and to add fixtures and furnishings with the easy, drag-and-drop drawing tools. This quick video tutorial will show you how to draw your first floor plan:

Helpful Tip: You may want to create two kitchen floor plans – one of your existing kitchen and one of your new kitchen design. Having both will help salespeople, suppliers and/or contractors to see more accurately what you need to create your kitchen design. This will save you both time and money when kitchen planning. And best of all, it’s easy to do with RoomSketcher – just create a new level to make a copy of your kitchen floor plan and start your new kitchen design.

Find Your Finishes

Once you have drawn your kitchen floor plan, you can add finishes to the floor, walls and ceiling. Just click the Materials button and select a material, such as tile or stone, and drag it into place on your floor plan. This video will show you how to paint and decorate the walls in your kitchen design:

Helpful Tip: If you want add a finish on only certain walls, such as behind the stove, you can paint a single wall. You can also find and match paint colors in RoomSketcher, as well as MDF, laminate and solid surface colors, such as Corian.
Modern Kitchen with 4 Wall Finish Options - Tile, Brick, Paint, Panel

Same kitchen design with four different accent wall options created using RoomSketcher – each option gives this kitchen a very different feel

Try Cabinet Layouts

Next, click on the Furniture button, and select “kitchen” from the drop-down menu. Start by adding base cabinets to your kitchen floor plan. Then add your wall cabinets next. The cabinets will snap into place against the walls and to one another. The cabinet sizes are adjustable to fit the exact measurements of your desired layout. This video will show you how to work with and choose items for your kitchen design:

Once your cabinets are in place, you can change the material or color on kitchen cabinets and countertops to customize them. Try different options and compare as you go.
Modern Kitchen Design with different cabinets and countertops

A modern kitchen design with two different countertop and cabinet color combinations created using RoomSketcher

Choose Appliances, Fixtures and Furniture

Now add appliances, furniture and accessories to your kitchen floor plan. From cooktops and sinks, to finishing touches like bowls of fruit, the RoomSketcher product library has over than 5.000 brand-name and generic products to choose from. Try different styles of dining tables, chairs, counter stools, shelving, sideboards and more to give your kitchen design a personal look. And don’t forget about lighting!

Visualize Your Kitchen Design

What’s cool about RoomSketcher, compared to other online kitchen planners, is that you can create amazing room images with it – like the ones in this article. There is an integrated camera tool that you can use to take snapshots of your kitchen and view any part of your kitchen design as if you are actually standing there. This is so helpful when planning a kitchen. You can adjust the camera height and aperture to get wide-angle view of your kitchen or zoom in to see details close-ups. Snapshots make it easy to visualize your interior design ideas. Save your favorite snapshots to the image gallery to compare different kitchen design options and find the ones that will work best for your kitchen.

If you need additional inspiration, you can find more kitchen design ideas here on the blog or in the RoomSketcher Kitchen Project Gallery.

Images of Modern Country Kitchen Design

A modern take on a country kitchen design shown in 3D Photos created using RoomSketcher

With RoomSketcher every user can access the Home Designer and the Snapshot tool for free, so you can start planning your kitchen straight away.

Once your kitchen plan is ready, upgrade your RoomSketcher account to VIP or Pro to get additional cool and useful 3D features – upgrade your snapshots to state-of-the-art 3D Photos, generate high-resolution 3D Floor Plans and experience your kitchen design as if you’re standing in the room with 3D Walk.

Get started planning your kitchen today with this amazing online kitchen plannerCreate Your FREE RoomSketcher Account Now

Frankie Elmquist
Frankie Elmquist is an interior architect and our Home Design Specialist. She’s worked around the globe for some of the top design firms in the world and now she brings her expertise to you.

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