Independent Kitchen Coach

Designing a kitchen is a collaboration. A professional kitchen designer needs input from you, their client to help them make it your dream space. Everyone is unique and as such, not only do they have different ideas about what’s important to them and their family but they all have individual ways of working in the kitchen.
It is my job and my pleasure to aid you in thinking about all the things you wouldn’t normally think about.
Just think of me as your Independent Kitchen Coach and let me assist you in making your dreams a reality.
 
The Benefits of using an Independent Kitchen Coach
The combination of a comprehensive set of drawings and a specification sheet giving all the details of materials, finishes and hardware specific to your project; is a powerful set of documents. Using this information enables you to go to manufacturers of your choice to obtain quotations for manufacture and installation. As they are all using the same set of information to quote from, it means you are able to compare prices on an ‘apples for apples’ basis. When obtaining several quotes you may be surprised at how different the prices can be, meaning you are able to make an informed decision.
And if you don’t know of any manufactures I am happy to provide you with contact information for several.

What We Offer

As every design is unique to the individual; so too is the service we offer. The process is adaptable to suit your needs – whatever they may be.

What we can draw includes but is not limited to:

  • Kitchens of any size
  • Sculleries or Butler’s Pantries
  • Laundries
  • Bathrooms
  • Wardrobes for all bedrooms
  • Bedroom Furniture
  • Media Rooms
  • Drying Rooms
  • Bespoke cabinetry eg: TV entertainment units

The above list are just examples, if what you would like a drawing of is not listed above, please get in contact and we can discuss your project.

Drawings

Our description of what a set of Concept Drawings consists of is:

  • A cover sheet
  • A detailed floor plan noting all cabinetry and dimensions
  • Elevations noting dimensions and any notes relevant to height
  • Enough 3D perspectives to give you a good view of what the space could look like

Our description of what a set of Production Drawings consists of is:

  • A cover sheet with area for signature sign off by client
  • A detailed floor plan noting all cabinetry and dimensions, appliance and hardware codes. This is produced from a site measure carried out by the manufacturer.
  • Elevations noting dimensions, appliance and hardware codes and any notes relevant to height.
  • Enough 3D perspectives to give you and the manufacturer a good view of what the space will look like

NOTE: Drawings done in 20-20 are able to include 3D Perspectives

Specification Sheet for Pricing

This is a document we can create and provide to accompany concept drawings which you can take to a manufacturer of your choice. The spec sheet will have all the details relevant to enable a manufacturer to provide you with an accurate quotation. This includes but is not limited to: cabinetry material, bench top materials and thickness, cabinetry heights, hardware and appliance information.

Specification Sheet for Production

This is a document we can create and provide to accompany production drawings which you can take to a manufacturer of your choice. It is similar to the spec sheet for pricing but will have more definitive details to enable the manufacturer of your choice to construct your kitchen; with all the appliances and accessories unique to your kitchen. This includes but is not limited to: cabinetry material & colour, bench top materials and thickness, cabinetry heights, hardware and appliance codes.

Process

As the process is adaptable to suit your needs the following is only an indication as to what that might be:

Concept

Obtaining the necessary information can be as simple as emailing through a plan showing the relevant sizes to the space with a design brief in your own words. We would more than likely follow that up with a phone call with any questions or queries that we would like to raise with you before starting.

OR

We are happy to meet you on site and discuss your requirements, noting any relevant room dimensions and taking photos of the space for reference when we are creating your design.

Within the concept stage if it’s necessary and within your budget; we usually specify hardware. This is noted on the plans.
If you wish for us to take it a step further we are happy to provide you with a specification sheet (as detailed above).
Together with the concept plans you would then have all the necessary documentation to take to a manufacturer of your choice.
If you are unsure of whom to approach with regards to manufacture; we are happy to make some suggestions.

Production

These drawings are usually generated from the concept drawings we have drawn; and altered to a site measure carried out by the manufacturer. However, we are able to provide production drawings even if we haven’t produced the concept drawings. Similar in appearance to concept drawings, they also have more detail in the way of accessory and appliance codes, and elements pertaining to construction and installation.