If you're embarking on a kitchen design project, pre-existing kitchen cabinet plans can help give you direction as you explore different styles, or even determine the exact style you're looking for.
There are a variety of resources available online to assist you with your kitchen cabinet plans. Most national home improvement stores offer online assistance, as do several large furniture and home design stores. Whether you want to explore visual styles or actually create a 3D model of your kitchen and see your new design come to life, you'll find plenty of resources to aid in your design. Some are free and some are paid, so you'll need to decide which best suits your needs.
Once you've chosen a design resource, measure the four walls of your kitchen and floor, and input your measurements into the program. Don't forget to plan for an efficient workzone—this usually means planning to have the stove, sink and refrigerator in a "work triangle." You may also want to locate appliances close to current plumbing, electrical and gas fixtures, so you don't incur an added expense for reconfiguring them.
When you've chosen the layout you like best, the last step is to begin planning and designing your new kitchen cabinets. Don't be afraid to experiment—most programs will provide you with an estimate for your design, and planning shouldn't require that you purchase anything, so you'll be free to explore all the possibilities.
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