Design Tips

A FREE design service is available. Just sketch up an overhead view with dimensions and email it to us.

Take careful measurements of the length of the walls, door and window openings from a corner as well as any other obstacles that you don’t plan to move. Include the ceiling height. Door and window openings need to be measured from the trim. Also, include the dimensions of appliances and where you intend for them to be placed, if known.  

This doesn’t have to be fancy.  Take a look.  After we work it over we will send back drawings with measurements like this and a 3D rendering that looks like this.

Be sure to include your name, e-mail and phone#, it’s usually much easier to get any questions answered by talking.

Email the files to ccw@classiccustomwood.com  Briefly describe any special features that you are looking for.

 

If you want to Do It Yourself:

You can use a plain piece of paper or graph paper, your choice.  Draw in the window and door openings and appliance locations. You will need to figure out a scale so as you are drawing this up it looks right to you. Next center the sink on the window (this is the most common placement), place the corner and end wall cabinets. From there fill in the middle.  It really isn’t that hard. 

Center the sink base under the window, place both end cabinets and fill in between. On your upper cabinets hold back at least the width of your window trim. A fudge factor here would be good.

The “WOW” factor

As much as possible, size your cabinets so edges of the doors align vertically, from the base cabinets to the upper cabinets.  This is not possible in the corners, but this is where the custom size really pays off.  After your corner cab sizes are set you can line up the “Vertical element” of your design form there on out.  Not many people will be able to tell you why it looks so good, they will just say “WOW”.

From this information and some conversation, I will make sure that doors will open against walls and in the corners.  You can access our online quote system here.