Design & Decor

Designing Your New Kitchen

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You hear it over and over, the best way to improve the value of a home is to spruce up the kitchen. Fortunately, there are a lot of computer programs that let you do this. So where do you start?

Designing Your New Kitchen On The Computer

Okay, just about everyone knows upgrading a kitchen is a smart financial move. For those that enjoy cooking, it may make sense from a purely personal view. Regardless, you need a concrete idea of what you want to add and subtract from your current kitchen.

A kitchen design program is immensely helpful when it comes to creating a vision of your new kitchen. Once you start using these programs, you will be utterly stunned. They allow you to insert different styles, colours, layouts and even particular products in certain situation.

How Does It Work?

A quality program takes things a step further. It will create a virtual kitchen for you in a two or three dimension format. You can then “walk” around in your kitchen and see it from various angles. All and all, it is very impressive and very interactive. It’s sort of like Finding Nemo for adults.

Alas, not all of these programs are created equal. There are absolutely free versions available on the web that you can download directly to your computer. In truth, you get what you pay for when you use these versions. Since you aren’t paying anything, you can figure out the quality involved.

How much do these programs cost?

Nearly all top kitchen design computer programs online come with an interesting marketing pitch. The give you a free period where you can try out the software. This free trial is made available because the companies are marketing to decorators and designers who are looking for a long term software solution.

Costs range from £300-£1,000 for this software. They don’t actually expect homeowners to buy it so there is no need to feel guilty.

If I am correct in assuming you are only redesigning one kitchen, you can use the free trial to your benefit. Most provide full access to the program, which should suffice for your needs. Just make sure to have all your ideas jotted down since the trials don’t last forever. That way, you can make the most of the free time you have with the program.

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