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Updated: Apr 8, 2021

Bringing to life your

ideas for cabinet design

You want to build a room that's as beautiful as it is practical while making cabinetry design plans. While you may have an idea of how you want your new space to look, when it comes to

choosing cabinetry that is balanced in proportion and size, finding cabinet design advice from a professional may be beneficial. Some design considerations can also be defined by a designer

that can influence how those cabinets look in your new room.

Here's some detail that describes how your cabinet design can be brought to life by a professional designer. Knowing these fundamentals of cabinet and room design will assist you

to pick a layout that works for you and your family.

What you might expect

from your Designer of Cabinetry

A designer will usually prepare three types of documents for your examination, including a floor plan, an elevation drawing of all the walls that will receive the

cabinetry, and a perspective view from one or more perspectives inside the room, in addition to providing cabinet design plans for door style, wood type and color choices.

An overview of the cabinetry design documents traditionally provided by a designer is given below. The availability of these documents is typically based on your designer having a binding arrangement and/or down payment.


A floor plan will show the wall layout from above, and an outline of all the components that will fill the space, such as base cabinets, wall cabinets and tall cabinets. Sometimes lighting and electrical detailing are also shown on the floor plan.

The wall layout from above and an overview of all the components that will fill the

room, such as base cabinets, wall cabinets and tall cabinets, will be shown in a floor plan. The lighting and electrical details are also often displayed on the floor plan.


Each wall of cabinetry will be seen as though you were standing and facing it in a 'flat' drawing.

This view of the elevation is useful for seeing the specifics of the components of the cabinetry that are not apparent in the floor plan view. It is also useful for establishing the heights inside the room of different components.


One that is "3-D," or three-dimensional, is a perspective painting. This displays the room as it would actually be seen from the point of view of a person 5 feet, 6 inches high. Details such as areas that are increased or decreased in depth are given by perspective drawings of cabinet design plans, a dimensional consistency that goes beyond what is used in the elevation drawings.

Ready to start?

To help you dream up your ideal space, a quick layout and sketches is where you could start. The images below is something we could quickly provide to help you on your initial design.

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