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Kitchen and Bath Planner – 2019

Tackling a renovation of your kitchen or bathrooms can seem overwhelming, but doesn’t have to be stressful. Careful planning and organization makes the process run smoothly and helps you get the most out of the entire experience. We’ve put together a workbook full of information to assist you as you develop a strategy to bring your project to life and photos to inspire you.

 

YOUR PROJECT WORKBOOK
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THE BIG PICTURE

When do you want to begin this project?

When do you want to complete it?

Will a professional prepare the plans? ____ builder/contractor ____ architect ____ interior designer ____ certified kitchen or bath designer

What is the budget for this project?
____ less than $12,000 ____ $60,000–$80,000 ____ $12,000–$30,000 ____ $80,000–$100,000
____ $30,000–$45,000 ____ $100,000 & above ____ $45,000–$60,000

Do you want your kitchen/bath to have:
____ more room ____ less room ____ less upkeep ____ updated features
____ better layout/flow ____ more natural light ____ more open spaces ____ other

How long do you plan to stay in the remodeled or new house?

How many people live in the house?
____adults ____children ____extended family

Do you plan to expand your family? ____ yes ____ no

Does your family have special needs? ____ dietary restrictions ____ kosher ____ memory-impaired ____ medical
____ vision-impaired ____ allergies ____ mobility (ramps) ____ security (valuables) ____ seated use of kitchen
____ homeschooling space additional information What pets do you have?

Where do they eat?________________  Sleep?________________   Spend their time? ________________________

Do you buy pet food in bulk? If yes, what type? ____ dry ____ canned

Prioritize the following options: (1) very important   (2) important   (3) not important
____function of space   ____traffic flow through space   ____space for multiple cooks in kitchen
____eco-friendly products   ____materials made in the USA   ____brand name of materials
____budget flexibility    ____time frame of project   ____storage
____technology used in the space additional information

Consider your needs for the use of your kitchen or bath during the renovation:
Will you need to access this space during construction? ____ yes ____ no

Will you need a temporary kitchen? ____ yes ____ no

Will contractors travel through rooms not involved in the renovation (i.e., bedrooms) to access the work area? ____ yes ____ no

THE KITCHEN

Do you think your kitchen needs:
____ a simple cosmetic makeover     ____ a complete renovation 
____ a partial renovation (such as reworking the prep area or adding an island)

Do you have a sketch of your ideas for the kitchen? ____ yes ____ no

What do you like about your kitchen?________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What do you dislike about your kitchen?________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Will you do any of the installation work? ____ yes ____ no

If so, how much?________________________________________________________________________

Would you like the floor plan to have:
____ more efficient storage ____ more efficient space planning
____ convenient movement between the kitchen, dining room and work centers
____ more family gathering space

What style would you like your new kitchen to have?
____ contemporary ____ traditional ____ eclectic ____ transitional ____ themed design (such as Old World or vintage)

Do you want to use any architectural design features in your kitchen?
____ tray ceiling ____ vaulted ceiling ____ beamed ceiling ____ coffered ceiling ____ decorative columns
____ fireplace ____ bay window ____ additional windows ____ beamed ceiling____ other

Do you want to: ____ change doors or windows ____ add an island ____ change flooring
____ change the layout of the work center ____ add a pet center ____ incorporate space from an adjacent room
____ consider a room addition ____ have a raised or vaulted ceiling

What colors do you want in the kitchen?
________________________________________________________________________________________________

If you have decided on an island, would it be used for:
____ food prep ____ sink ____ cooking ____ other Cabinets & Countertops

Plan for current cabinetry: ____ replace ____ reface ____ paint ____ add cabinets____ increase height ____ reduce height
____ reduce number of cabinets ____ preferred color ____ preferred style ____ preferred wood species
____ type of cabinet interiors ____ type of drawer slides

Do you want to incorporate architectural details in your cabinets?
____ crown molding ____ arches ____ wainscot ____ glass doors ____ open shelving
____ cabinets with feet, valances or furniture bases ____ other

Plan for current countertops: ____ replace ____ reuse ____ preferred color ____ preferred style ____ preferred edge treatment

If replacing countertops, what type of material do you want to use?
____ laminate ____ wood ____ ceramic tile ____ stainless steel ____ granite ____ marble ____ solid surface ____ glass
____ concrete____ limestone ____ stone composite ____ lava stone ____ manufactured quartz ____ quartzite ____ other

Would you like to have more countertop space around your:
____ cooktop ____ oven ____ sink ____ refrigerator ____ other

How does your family treat your cabinets and countertops? ____ rough ____ gentle

What backsplash material do you like? ____ glass tiles ____ glass panels ____ tile ____ natural stone ____ stainless steel
____ granite ____ solid surface ____ appliances & fixtures

Do you plan to have: ____ natural gas ____ propane gas ____ electric ____ dual fuel

Which of the following do you want? ____ food disposal ____ icemaker ____ dishwasher ____ warming drawer
____ trash compactor ____ gas cooktop ____ range ____ touch faucet ____ induction cooktop ____ microwave
____ single oven ____ double oven ____ undercounter oven ____ convection cooking oven ____ halogen cooking oven
____ steam oven ____ steamer ____ fryer ____ wok burner____ griddle ____ grill ____ energy-efficient appliances
____ built-in coffee/espresso maker ____ dishwasher drawers ____ undercounter refrigeration ____ water purification
____ toe-kick heater ____ charging station/drop zone ____ decorative hood ____ other

What small appliances do you use?
____ blender ____ hand mixer ____ electric mixer ____ food processor ____ bread machine ____ juicer ____ slow cooker
____ electric can opener____ toaster/toaster oven ____ coffee maker/grinder ____ other

Will you require special appliances?
____ gourmet ____ baking ____ frying ____ canning ____ candy making ____ steaming ____ other

If you plan to add a new refrigerator, what kind do you want? ____ slide-in ____ built-in look ____ freestanding ____ built-in
____ side-by-side ____ double doors ____ refrigerated drawers____ freezer drawers ____ refrigerator over freezer drawer

If you plan to add a new microwave, what kind do you want?
____ countertop ____ built-in above cooktop ____ built-in microwave drawer ____ built-in cabinet

For ventilation, what type of vent hood do you want?
____ updraft ____ downdraft ____ recirculating Is your ventilation: ____ adequate ____ noisy
____ ugly ____ nonexistent ____ venting to outside

What color/type of finish do you want on your appliances? ____ white ____ black ____ stainless steel ____ match the cabinetry ____ other

What style sink do you prefer: ____ single basin ____ double basin ____ triple basin ____ apron front
____ integral sink ____ low-divide ____ minimum depth of basin(s) ____ minimum width of basin(s)

What sink finish/material do you want?
____ stainless steel ____ enameled steel ____ porcelain ____ Siligranite____ glass ____ other

What faucet type do you want? ____ standard ____ gooseneck ____ pull-out spray ____ water purifier
____ bridge ____ commercial high rise ____ pot-filler ____ other

What faucet finish do you want?
____ polished brass ____ brushed nickel ____ oil-rubbed bronze ____ copper
____ polished nickel ____ chrome ____ other

What electronic components do you want?
____ built-in stereo ____ desktop computer ____ cable hook-up ____ intercom ____ security system
____ TV ____ laptop computer ____ tablet computer ____ charging station ____ other

What type of lighting do you prefer?
____ windows ____ skylight ____ under cabinet ____ toe kick ____ recessed____ decorative ____ artwork spots ____ pendant ____ xenon
____ ceiling fan ____ chandelier ____ LED ____ soffit ____ other

What flooring material do you prefer?
____ vinyl ____ laminate ____ stone tile ____ ceramic tile ____ wood  ____ carpet ____ cork ____ bamboo
____ stained concrete ____ radiant heat ____ other

Lifestyle

How often do you shop for groceries? ____ daily ____ weekly ____ biweekly ____ monthly

Do you frequently shop in bulk for groceries? ____ yes ____ no

How many people will prep and cook in the kitchen? ____ adults ____ children

Are the primary cooks: ____ right-handed ____ left-handed What are their heights? ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____

How does the family use the kitchen?
____ daily heat-and-serve meals ____ daily full-course meals from scratch ____ weekend quantity cooking ____ weekend family meals
____ hobby cooking/baking____ relaxing ____ games ____ reading ____ plating food for serving____ homework ____ TV family center ____ other

How many people eat during:
____ daily family meals ____ dinner parties (seated) ____ dinner parties (buffet)
____ family holiday dinners (seated) ____ family holiday dinners (buffet) ____ large parties (buffet)

What type of entertaining do you do? ____ cocktail party ____ barbecue ____ sit-down dinners ____ buffet ____ other

How often do you entertain?____________________________________

What type of eating area do you want?
____ table (round/rectangle/square/hexagon/octagon) ____ bench ____ banquette or booth ____ attached table ____ counter-height bar
____ raised bar ____ lower bar ____ other

Will you use electronic devices in the kitchen? (check all that apply)
____ tablet/smartphone ____ laptop computer ____ desktop computer____ small television (32 inches or less)
____ large television (larger than 32 inches)____ home automation control interface ____ iPod docking station
____ other

Do you like to cook alone in the kitchen, with guests close by in a space that opens into the kitchen?____ yes ____ no

Do you like guests to help you with meal preparation? ____ yes ____ no

Do you use caterers to prepare meals for entertaining? ____ yes ____ no

Storage

Do you store wine? ____ yes ____ no

How many bottles of: red____ white____ investment____ collection____ single bottles____ cases____

Do you want: ____ an open wine cabinet ____ a wine cellar ____ a small wine cooler ____ a large wine cooler

Would you like a recyclables/sorting station in the: ____ kitchen ____ utility room ____ garage ____ basement ____ mudroom ____ outside

Do you use the kitchen as a home office to: ____ sort coupons/mail ____ pay bills ____ store games____ do homework
____ prepare shopping lists and recipes

Do you want space for: ____ bulletin board ____ artwork wall ____ memo/chalkboard
____ calendar ____ family organization center ____ other

Do you display decorative items, such as pottery, china, baskets, etc.? ____ yes ____ no

Describe ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Where do you store bulk items? ____ kitchen pantry ____ garage ____ mudroom ____ laundry room ____ basement

Approximately how many cookbooks do you have? ____

Do you prefer to have the books: ____ visible ____ hidden

If you use recipes online, do you need a place for your tablet or laptop? ____ yes ____ no

Do you use an extra freezer for storage outside the kitchen? ____ yes ____ no

How do you store fresh foods? ____ refrigerator ____ baskets in cabinet ____ cellar storage ____ other

How do you store bread? ____ refrigerator ____ freezer ____ cabinet ____ bread drawer ____ countertop

How do you store linens? ____ hanging ____ folded

How much space is required for linens? ______________________________________________________________

Where will you store a fire extinguisher? ______________________________________________________

Do you need a separate utility cabinet for brooms, a vacuum or cleaning supplies? ____ yes ____ no

Would you like to add these specialized storage accessories to your cabinetry? ____ lazy Susan ____ toe kick step stool
____ ironing board ____ rollout shelves/drawers ____ towel bar ____ pullout table for two ____ pot rack ____ recycling/waste bins
____ child locks ____ locked storage____ liquor storage ____ corner drawers ____ tarnish-resistant silver storage
____ vertical dividers for trays and cutting boards____ drawers in toe kick ____ tilt-out sponge tray ____ spice rack
____ cutting boards ____ dish drawer pegs ____ wire baskets ____ wicker baskets ____ area for pet food
____ pantry with rollout shelves ____ pantry with swinging shelves ____ pantry with can racks on doors
____ utensil slots (fixed or adjustable) ____ knife storage in drawer ____ knife storage in block on countertop
____ knife storage on wall magnet ____ other

THE BATHROOM

What do you like about your present bathroom? ______________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What do you dislike about your present bathroom?_____________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Do you want a more efficient floor plan? ____ yes ____ no

Do you want to move interior walls to enlarge the bathroom? ____ yes ____ no

Do you want a raised or vaulted ceiling? ____ yes ____ no

What feeling would you like your new bathroom space to have? ____ sleek/contemporary ____ traditional ____ strictly functional
____ country ____ open and airy ____ formal ____ warm and cozy ____ spa-like ____ other

What colors are you considering for your new bathroom?_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

How many people use the bathroom?
At the same time: ____ yes ____ no ____ sometimes

Is there a family member with physical limitations? ____ yes ____ no If yes, what are they? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What activities take place in the bathroom?
____ dressing ____ applying makeup/hair care____ showering ____ sauna ____ bathing/soaking
____ steam shower ____ laundry ____ drip-drying clothes ____ TV viewing ____ USB charging

If used for hair and makeup, will it be: ____ in front of a mirror ____ standing up ____ sitting at a vanity

What type of cabinet interior storage interests you? ____ lazy Susan ____ drawers ____ linen closet
____ towel warmer (hydronic or electric) ____ warming drawers for robes and/or towels ____ pull-out storage ____ hair appliance pull-out
____ medicine cabinet ____ rollout shelves ____ toe kick step stool ____ ironing board ____ refrigeration for makeup and/or medicine
____ electrical outlets in cabinets and/or drawers ____ other

What cabinet features do you want? ____ wood ____ steel ____ glass doors ____ decorative laminate ____ organizational
____ safe for valuables (large/small) ____ other

Will architectural details be used? ____ arch ____ pilasters ____ wainscot ____ crown molding ____ floating cabinets
____ feet, valances or furniture bases on cabinets ____ other fixtures & accessories

Will you keep the existing bathroom fixtures? ____ yes ____ no

Do you want: ____ a single vanity ____ double vanities
____ separate vanities ____ a pedestal sink ____ furniture-style cabinetry

What kind of vanity top do you want? ____ laminate ____ ceramic tile ____ glass ____ limestone ____ stainless steel ____ marble
____ lava stone ____ solid surface ____ wood ____ granite ____ stone composite ____ manufactured quartz concrete

Do you want: ____ a standard tub ____ freestanding tub ____ corner tub ____ tub/shower combination ____ walk-in tub
____ drop-in tub ____ soaking tub ____ no tub ____ other

What size tub do you want? Length____ Width____ Depth____

How many people should it hold? _______________

What kind of tub?
Brand ________________________________ Model________________________________
Material________________________________________________________________

Features: ____ air jets ____ water jets ____ music ____ handheld shower ____ grab bars ____ heating element ____ lighting
____ chromatherapy (therapeutic colored light) ____ other

What style of shower do you want? ____ curbless ____ glass enclosure ____ premolded ____ steam

What size? Length____ Width____ Height____

How many people should it hold? ____________________________

Material: ____ natural stone ____ solid surface ____ porcelain tile ____ stone tiles ____ stone ____ slab

Features: ____ grab bars ____ foot rest ____ built-in or wall-mounted seat
____ body sprays ____ steam element ____ soap/shampoo shelf ____ regular showerhead ____ hand-held showerhead
____ multiple showerheads ____ rain showerhead ____ digital control ____ music ____ aromatherapy

What style and type of toilet do you want? ____ regular ____ toilet/bidet combo ____ dual flush ____ bidet ____ one piece
____ wall-mount ____ comfort height

What type of faucets do you want? ____ wide spread ____ wall mount ____ single hole/handle

Do you want a place for your scale? ____ yes ____ no

What style mirror would you prefer? ____ frame mirror ____ full-width glass plate ____ mirrored medicine cabinets

Which features do you want in your exhaust/ventilation fan? ____ light ____ light and heat ____ timer ____ humidity sensor ____ night-light

Do you want an entertainment center? ____ yes ____ no

What items will you use? ____ blow-dryer ____ electric razor ____ hot rollers ____ curling/straightening iron
____ electronic toothbrush ____ lighted makeup mirror ____ refrigerator____ tanning bed ____ sauna
____ towel warmer (hydronic, electric, wall-mounted, freestanding) ____ other

What type of storage do you need? ____ hamper ____ towels ____ bed linens ____ laundry facilities ____ clothing closets
____ books or magazines ____ makeup ____ shaving equipment ____ paper products
____ cleaning supplies ____ medicine ____ other

What kind of lighting do you want? ____ soffit ____ LED ____ CFL ____ xenon ____ recessed cans ____ night-light
____ ceiling light/fan____ pendant ____ under cabinet ____ toe kick____ decorative ____ chandelier ____ other

What additional heating do you want? ____ heat lamp ____ auxiliary heater ____ radiant floor heat ____ towel warmer
____ warming drawer Do you want room for a chair, chest or bench? ____ yes ____ no

Do you want a special window or skylight? ____ yes ____ no

Describe: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Do you want display shelves? ____ open ____ wood ____ behind glass ____ glass ____ built-in ____ freestanding

What flooring do you plan to use? ____ vinyl ____ ceramic/porcelain ____ wood ____ cork ____ stained concrete ____ stone tile ____ radiant heat

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