Kitchen Cabinet Plans
If you are planning a new build kitchen, then your kitchen cabinet planning should start when the design planning for the kitchen begins. Your cabinets should give you the storage space you need, but not become a burden on the design of your kitchen. Be especially careful when planning to install cabinets in corners. You do not want doors to overlap, and you want your cabinets to offer maximum access and space. A spinning shelving unit in a cabinet corner would be the best solution.
Good kitchen cabinet design plans should contain the following:
A detailed drawing of the cabinet with measurements given. Also certain important areas of the plan in detail 1:1. Especially for the corner areas of the kitchen cabinet the plans should be very detailed.
Overview with three dimensional drawings. Very important especially at the beginning is to get an overview on the kitchen cabinet. The plans should include some perspective drawings where you can get an idea of what the furniture will look like as seen from different angles.
Very obvious but not always included in every kind of kitchen cabinet plans are step-by-step instructions. The more detailed these written instructions are the better it is.
Good kitchen cabinet plans also include detailed and comprehensive material and parts lists, perhaps even showing the sources for each part. This is key, especially if you need to find a certain drawer guide recommended in the plans. Same with any hinges, handles, knobs or locks mentioned. Especially here it is important to get some alternative product listed, just in case you run into difficulties finding them.
Don't forget that your kitchen cabinets create plenty of options for installing convenience items you will use every day. By installing lighting under your cabinets, you open up your countertops as work areas at all times of the day. You can also install your smaller appliances such as the can opener and microwave over under your cabinets to free up countertop space. It is important to make your kitchen cabinets a dynamic part of your kitchen design if you want to get the most out of your kitchen space.
To sum it up, good plans include detailed drawings with three dimensional views, easy to understand instructions sometimes accompanied by a video, a list of all parts and materials used with details where to get them. Having in mind these vital parts, it should be easier to find the perfect kitchen cabinet plans for your needs.