Big Ideas for Small Kitchens

Big Ideas for Small Kitchens

Course Description

This one-hour seminar is presented by Ellen Cheever, ASID, CMKBD, CAPS, Terry Smith, CMKBD, CID, CAPS, and Mary Jo Camp, CKD, CBD, CID, CAPS, CGP. This program will begin with a brief introduction of the challenges designers face when planning a small kitchen. The program will then feature small kitchens, presented in before and after plan format, with specific design ideas and strategies shared about how to creatively approach planning a small space. Designing dual-purpose centers of activity, as well as learning about multi-functional appliances will be discussed. Examples of ways a designer can expand “visual space” will be highlighted. Construction considerations impacting major layout changes will be shared. The session will conclude with a gallery of award-winning small kitchens.

Presenters

Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS
Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS
Ellen Cheever and Associates
MaryJo Camp, CKD, CBD, CID, CAPS, CGP
MaryJo Camp, CKD, CBD, CID, CAPS, CGP
DesignCamp
Terry Smith, CMKBD, CID, CAPS
Terry Smith, CMKBD, CID, CAPS
Terry Smith Cabinetry and Design, LLC
Janice Costa
Moderator
Janice Costa
Editor, Kitchen & Bath Design News

AIA/IDCEC/NKBA Credit: 1 LU *
Posted: Sept 2012
Sponsor: Jenn-Air
Subjects: Kitchens
Cost: Free of Charge
Video Length: 1:09:52
* Quiz required for AIA and IDCEC

Learning Objectives

  1. Present case study examples of small kitchens in before and after plan view, so that designers are taught how to apply their creativity in an organized way when challenged by a small space.
  2. Discuss what planning considerations must be evaluated when the solution is based on combining adjoining rooms, so that attendees have a better understanding of site-specific construction limitations which must be considered early in the planning process.
  3. Explain how appliances offer cooking, cleaning and food preparation preservation systems that are better proportioned for small spaces, so that designers have an increased understanding of what small appliances are available in the marketplace.
  4. Demonstrate with actual kitchen photographs how the material selections impact the perceived visual space in rooms that are short on actual physical space, so that designers are as attentive to the aesthetic detailing of the space as they are to the footprint of the functional solution.

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