How 3D Kitchen Design Software Can Help you Plan your Kitchen Extension

Blue and grey shaker kitchen units in a kitchen extension


Using 3D Online Design Tools to Plan your Kitchen

If you want to build a kitchen extension, the first thing you might want to do is to plan the layout of your new kitchen, so that you know how much extra space you will need to fit your all your chosen cabinets and worktops. You don't necessarily need an architect at this stage.

Instead, you can use online kitchen planning tools such as the KitchenPlanner, which are quick and easy to use. You need to fill in your room measurements before dragging and dropping your chosen units and cabinets into your floor plan to customise your kitchen in 2D and 3D. You can also easily change the colour and texture of the walls, floors, cabinets and units. 

3D design of a dark blue shaker style kitchen

Magnet's and Ikea's Online Kitchen Planners


Ikea and Magnet kitchens both have online tools which will let you see how their kitchen would fit in your home extension.


Magnet Kitchen Planner

Magnet’s simple 2D and 3D planner helps you to create a 3D render of your ideal kitchen. You can choose a pre-designed room or enter your dimensions before adding a range of cabinets, units, worktops and accessories.

3D model of a white and dark blue shaker style kitchen

Ikea Home Planner

Originally intended to be used for planning kitchens only, IKEA has since expanded its easy-to-use online tool that allows you to start creating right away, without having to set up an account. You can now use it for almost every room in your house. It uses a simple drag and drop interface, allowing you to take anything from the catalogue and add it to the floor plan.


Ask the retailer to produce a 3D kitchen plan for you

If you don't have time to design your kitchen yourself, some retailers might be able to produce a 3D design for you. You will need to tell them your room measurements, choose the units you would like them to add to the floor plan, and they will design and print it for you.

Now when you have an idea about how much space you want to add, the next step is to hire an architect who will advise you on the planning regulations and discusses your options with you. Our award-winning architects have years of experience designing kitchen extensions in London and Hertfordshire. As well as standard architectural drawings, we offer an optional 3d walkthrough which shows you what your kitchen extension will look like both on the inside and the outside. 

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