When you have a big kitchen project planned, the kitchen design software is very helpful by allowing you to remodel on paper. The design software will help you understand how the new objects will look together. Once you have completed the design you can show what you want to your contractor by printing out the design.
There are several products available in the market such as ALNO Kitchen Planner and SmartDraw. ALNO is used for free, while SmartDraw costs around $100.
Measure and get the dimensions of the kitchen. A measuring tape can be used to get the exact measurement or a rough estimate. Click the “Room/Windows/Doors” link on the right side when using the ALNO software. The depth, height and width of the kitchen should be entered.
In SmartDraw, you can choose a kitchen floor plan template, or make use of a blank plan. Browse through the various plans under “Floor Plans” and then “Basic” or “Kitchens.”
Doors and windows must be added. When using ALNO, choose the “Width” then the style of the window. Repeat the procedure for the doors and position them by dragging it on the grid. In SmartDraw software, you can browse through the “Doors & Windows” option. Position them on the grip by clicking on the object.
Cabinets should be inserted. The different wall units and cabinets may be viewed in ALNO by clicking on the title on the right side of the screen. Input the width of the object and the cabinet should be dragged over to place. Drag the cabinet out of the grid if you want to make changes or remove it.
The arrow under “Construction” must be clicked in the SmartDraw software and then the “More” link. Choose the option “Bookcases and Cabinet”. Browse through the list and click. Move over to the grid to place.
Appliance must be added. When using ALNO, click the “Sink,” “Cooker” or “Special Article” link. Look through the options and drag to your grid. In SmartDraw, the “Appliance” option should be clicked. There are several options for ovens, refrigerators and microwaves. Once you have chosen, click on it and put it on the main grid.
The kitchen design can be saved and printed. You can view the kitchen in 3-D when using ALNO by pressing the “3D+Colours” button. To save, select “Planning” and then “Save.” To print, click the “Print” button. Select the disk icon to save in the SmartDraw software. Just press the printer icon to print.