Kitchens.com Creates Virtual Kitchens to Illustrate Elements of Kitchen Design

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A good layout can make a kitchen a pleasure to cook in, but many consumers tend to focus more on the decorative aspects of kitchen design. Kitchens.com is using CGI renders to help visitors visualize common kitchen layouts and understand what might work for them.

A U-shaped layout is an efficient kitchen designed for one primary cook.

A U-shaped layout is an efficient kitchen designed for one primary cook.

For most people who are remodeling, it's difficult to image how they might use the space just by looking at a floor plan.

It's the layout of the kitchen—and not its color or its style—that determines how easy it is to cook, eat and socialize in the kitchen. In the new Common Kitchen Layouts feature, Kitchens.com looks at seven of the most frequently used shapes and explains the pros and cons of each.

CGI photo-realistic renders of seven virtual kitchens show not just the floor plans but also multiple photo-realistic angles of each kitchen.

“Using CGI renders helps homeowners to visualize themselves in the kitchen,” says Kitchens.com editor in chief, Kim Sweet. “For most people who are remodeling, it’s difficult to imagine how they might use the space just by looking at a floor plan.”

It’s also a tremendous challenge to picture the overall look of a new kitchen based only on color samples and product catalogs. To help homeowners better plan their kitchen remodels, Kitchens.com has begun incorporating virtual kitchens into content throughout the site.

For example, Choosing Color by Style, allows users to try out multiple color schemes in different kitchen styles. The Design Boards section shows visitors how product selections and samples chosen by a designer would look in a typical kitchen.

About Kitchens.com
Kitchens.com is a comprehensive resource for homeowners seeking information and inspiration for their ideal kitchen. This independent online publication features photography, design trends and ideas, new product updates, product buying guides, and handy how-to information on planning and budgeting—all in a user-friendly format that puts knowledge at consumers’ fingertips.

Founded in 1996, Kitchens.com is based in Chicago.

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