So, naturally I did not start playing with sketchup simply to make a small tea box. I started playing with it to be sure I could make use of it… and use it to work out the design to something much larger that would hold the tea boxes. That would be a bigger kitchen ;)
This is really helping me to work out tons of design issues well before starting the cutting. I have done it in a previous life by cutting out scale model pieces in graph paper (remember those days???) but this is far superior.
I have a small galley kitchen, with a small room next door that is being knocked out to enlarge it and make it a decent sized room. Due to certain factors (as usual) there are design limitations. One of the first problems is to figure out how I want to build a wall of cabinets and use as much of the space as possible.
I am not finished the sketch, of course, but this is the basic layout. I will put frosted glass in the midsection. I have not finished the sketching of the corner pieces yet.
Due to the fact that I have large hairy dogs I wanted the corner cabinet that will be closest to them to be closed – but I can’t match it on the right hand side due to the small space available. Does it look wierd? The hidden object in the front is my mocked in piece for the island. I figure you won’t really be looking at the cabinets dead-on anyway.
The window placement is really where it is in the pic – so I have to figure out something “creative” to do with the window casings that I can carry over to the other windows you don’t see when I knock out the wall.
Comments, opinions and suggestions are very welcome.