The DIY Way of Designing a Kitchen

Not a designer? No problem! Let these 6 steps guide your way to planning your own kitchen.

You’ll see my own design mood board and elements for our new kitchen, and discover how you can help create the kitchen of your dreams.

STEP 1: CONSIDER THE SHAPE, SIZE, FLOW, HOOK UPS, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF YOUR SPACE.

Whether you are building from scratch or remodeling your space, it helps to consider structural elements before you even begin looking for inspiration.

There is nothing worse then finding an image of a kitchen you adore, and realizing that none of the elements will actually work for your space. Go into your search knowing full well what you have to work with.

STEP 2: SEARCH FOR INSPIRATION

Now that you know what you have available to you, begin the search! Pinning the things that catch my eye help immensely to figure out what elements I definitely want to incorporate into the space.

STEP 3: DESIGN THE SPACE DIGITALLY

In order to make sure the space will come together as you envision, it’s best to design that space digitally.

This is also the time to make sure all your measurements line up, so you know what sizes you need for cabinets, appliances and so forth. These details can be hard to figure out if you just sketch a plan.

STEP 4: CREATE YOUR MOOD BOARD

You can create a design board digitally, which I often do, but for this big project, I wanted to actually bring all the elements together in real life and get a feel for how they went together.

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