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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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Kitchen Designer make?

$70,312 /yr
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Kitchen Designer Career Path

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Kitchen Designer

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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
Aug 8, 2022

“Sometimes long hours but I really enjoy working here and don't mind working weekends at all.”

deVOL KitchensdeVOL Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Oct 6, 2022

“I worked with some genuinely amazing people who have become good friends who I have kept in touch with”

Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
May 14, 2023

“Weekends are worked but this is the best opportunity for sales so it does pay off.”

deVOL KitchensdeVOL Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Jul 15, 2022

“deVOL is full of amazing people and I thoroughly enjoy working here and would recommend working here to new graduates and experienced designers.”

Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Nov 3, 2022

“one week training in Hull which is good but doesn’t include much about what to do after a sale Poor management”

Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Sales Designer
May 26, 2023

“Good bonus and very rewarding.”

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.”

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

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