Kitchen Cabinet Plans

Learn where to find kitchen cabinet plans and begin designing the kitchen of your dreams.

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Before getting started on any kitchen cabinet design project, you may want to create or purchase kitchen cabinet plans to determine the optimum design and layout of your kitchen cabinets.

Kitchen Cabinet Inspirations

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Contemporary Kitchen with Glass Backsplash

Yellow Kitchen Cabinets and Stainless Steel

Contemporary Kitchen

Tuscan Style Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Green Granite

Cream Color Country Style Kitchen

Modern Stainless Steel Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Subway Tile Backsplash

Red Kitchen Cabinets

Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo Edward Addeo View original photo.

White Cabinet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Backsplash

Stove Top and Backsplash with Blue Gray Cabinets

Black and White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen Design

Picasa

Retro Yellow and Green Kitchen with White and Brown Cabinets

White Contemporary Style Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen with Antiqued Cabinets

Large Kitchen with Island

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Kitchen with Island Seating

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Rustic Kitchen Island

White Traditional Kitchen Cabinets

White transitional kitchen

White Kitchen with Round Island

Island Seatinv in Blue Gray Kitchen

Urban Oasis Kitchen

Kitchen with Ladder

Creamy Kitchen Cabinets

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White Kitchen with Dining Table

White Kitchen with Wood Island

White traditional Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Red Hood

Kitchen with Blue Backsplash

Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Stainless kitchen with white cabinets

Contemproary Kitchen with Large Table

Transitional Kitchen with Blue Cabinets

Pale Kitchen cabinets

Large Kitchen with Island

Contemporary Kitchen

White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Elaborate Display Cabinetry

White Cabinets

There are many resources available to create these plans—you can find them everywhere from national home improvement stores to independent design firms. Some are free, but some custom plans require purchasing. The one you use may depend on your individual ideas for your kitchen redesign (and, of course, your budget).

Once you have determined your design resource, you will need to determine the exact measurements of your kitchen space so the design plan can be as accurate as possible. This will ultimately save you a great deal of time and money as it can eliminate potential mistakes in the installation of your actual cabinets. You will need to include any and all appliances in your kitchen cabinet plans so to ensure that the cabinets fit correctly around them when installed.

While determining the layout of your cabinets in your plan, consider a couple of key tips. Above all else, kitchens are workspaces. Try to design your cabinet layout to provide the best work triangle between the refrigerator, the sink and the stove; this facilitates the flow that most chefs desire in their workspace. This is especially important if your kitchen is smaller. In the case of a kitchen with small square footage, knowing the shape of your kitchen—U-shaped, L-shaped, galley, or island layout—will help determine how best the kitchen cabinets can be laid out to maximize the efficiency of your workspace.

Since many modern kitchen plans include open concept designs with no separation between the kitchen and other living spaces in the home, you may consider breaking your kitchen cabinet design plans into "zones," separating the work spaces from the storage spaces and the gathering spaces of your kitchen.

Finally, no matter which design source your plans come from, they should reflect your own personal style and budget. Plans should include any specialty furniture or appliances that you want in your kitchen—whether it's a built-in bookshelf to house all of your favorite cookbooks, or a built-in wine fridge to house all of your favorite wines. Custom plans lead the way to custom installations, which lead the way to your own unique dream kitchen.

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