What does a Kitchen Designer do?

Kitchen designers create kitchens for their clients and consider factors including cabinets, flooring, countertops, and appliances that they desire. They turn to their skills to determine the client's project goals and prepare final plans alongside a timeline for the project and a budget. They ensure kitchens function, they’re convenient and comfortable and up to building codes. They design in residential and industrial kitchens including kitchens in restaurants, cafeterias, or hospitals.

Kitchen designers create kitchen blueprints based upon their intended usage and source and oversee independent contractors including a cabinet maker or a plumber. They must pay close water systems placement to ensure kitchen safety, and that plans detail the layout and appearance of all installations. They inform clients about appropriate care for a completed kitchen and keep a detailed record of hours and activities achieved to ensure correct billing. Kitchen designers need a high school diploma and prior experience as a kitchen designer. Some have a degree in interior design.

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Work/Life Balance
3.1 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Kitchen Designer make?

Very Confident
$80,846 /yr
Total Pay
$49,644
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$31,201
 /yr

Additional Pay

$80,846

 / yr
$30K$267K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Kitchen Designer Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
42%
2 - 4
46%
5 - 7
2%
8+
10%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Kitchen Designer Insights

Read what Kitchen Designer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Nov 30, 2020

“All the best training and tools given to set you up for a successful career.”

Home Depot CanadaHome Depot Canada
Kitchen and Bath Designer
Feb 25, 2020

“It’s 100% covered for dental unless you get something really expensive done and that’s usually 50% covered.”

Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Mar 14, 2022

“You get promised an extra days holiday if you work bank holidays but this has never been actioned”

Kitchen MagicKitchen Magic
Kitchen Designer/Sales Associate
Jun 26, 2021

“People are nice the quality of the products are good.”

Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Oct 15, 2021

“You get trained on the best facilities e.g apple mac pc and i”

Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Jan 29, 2020

“Fun and enjoyable place to work.”

Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Sep 29, 2021

“Great training products and price.”

Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Feb 1, 2022

“really good manager at my store (not the same for others)”

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Kitchen Designer Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Kitchen Designer

The most similar professions to Kitchen Designer are:
  • Creative Manager
  • Design Manager
  • Interior Designer
  • Designer

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