How to Create Kitchen Plans Using Graph Paper
Our solid oak kitchen cabinets are a beautiful addition to any kitchen and as a supply only manufacturer, we often like to share many hints, tips and advice regarding design, planning and styling. Creating your own kitchen plans can seem like a daunting task, but with a measuring tape and some graph paper, it can be relatively straight forward. Our fully assembled cabinets keep things simple, as they are easy to install as soon as they arrive and can be moved around without difficulty.
- Using your measuring tape, measure the total available area of your kitchen or the space in which your kitchen will be.
- Work out the scale that your plans will need to be to fit on your graph paper. It is advisable to use as much space as possible, to allow you to have a clearer idea of how your kitchen will look.
- Work out the measurements of the room and draw this onto your graph paper to scale. Windows, doors and any other features that will not be moved (such as a boiler) should also be marked on your kitchen plans so that you can be mindful of these features when designing your layout.
- Take your second piece of graph paper and use your scale to draw the cabinets and any appliances you would like to fit into your kitchen. Ensure there is space between each cabinet and appliance you have drawn to allow space for cutting out in the next step.
- Cut out your cabinets and appliances using the scissors.
- Move your cabinet and appliance cut outs around the room outline until you create a kitchen layout you are happy with and are ready to commit to your plans.
- Draw up your agreed kitchen plans!
When planning your kitchen, do take in to account widely-accepted kitchen design principles such as the kitchen work triangle. If you want to know more about this method of efficient kitchen planning, read our dedicated guide: ‘How to Lay out Solid Oak Kitchens Using the Kitchen work Triangle Principle’. You may also want to refer to part 1 and part 2 of our guide on important measurements and positioning when planning solid oak kitchens.
Once you have the plan finalised, you can start shopping for the items you need. If you have any questions or queries, or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.