The place to start when you are designing your dream kitchen is with a dimensional diagram of your kitchen space. On a large piece of graph paper, draw the outline of the kitchen space, including any doors or windows that you will have work around while you design your kitchen. Accurately mark where your plumbing and electrical supplies are located. You can move plumbing and electrical supply points, but this involves more time and money, and it is always easier to accommodate existing service supplies into your design, if practical.
Select Your Base Kitchen Cabinets _ First select your base cabinets. The choice will depend on the service you are using, but one high_quality furniture company that hand_makes custom furniture offers a variety of base units in widths from 9 to 60 inches wide, all by 24 inches deep and 34Ǒ inches high. Units offered include normal storage cabinets, 9 and 12 inch wide pull_out spice racks, waste units, drawer units, corner Lazy Susan, sink base and base for a dishwasher. There is also a 24 inch wide and 84 inch high pantry unit with seven shelves. You can mix and match all or any of these to fit the space available to you to the nearest nine inches. You can then select your upper cabinets.