Design Details: Integrating Appliances into a Kitchen Plan

Integrating Appliances into a Kitchen Plan

Course Description

Whether Contemporary or Traditionally styled, today's sophisticated kitchens require careful appliance location detailing. While many kitchen designers do not provide the appliances, product knowledge and planning expertise around these important pieces of equipment is highly valued by today's consumer. Therefore, kitchen experts need to be well versed in the details of appliance operation, and be creative when locating them in the plan.

During this webinar, Ellen Cheever and her guests, appliance expert Andy Amyot and internationally known kitchen designer Christopher Peacock, will share valuable information and insights around how to organize the appliance component of the design. Location ideas for small special purpose and multi-tasking pieces, as well as the details of specifying complex flush-in-the-cabinetry appliance installations will be highlighted. Thought provoking creative placement ideas from designers across the country will also be featured.


Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS
Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS
Ellen Cheever and Associates
Andy Amyot
Andy Amyot, Training Producer
World of Whirlpool
Christopher Peacock
Christopher Peacock
Christopher Peacock Home, LLC

Posted: September 2014
Sponsor: Jenn-Air
Subjects: Kitchens
Cost: Free of Charge
Video Length: 1:20:43
* Quiz required for AIA and IDCEC

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will learn an organized process for gathering information about the appliance components of a new kitchen so they can efficiently interview their prospective client and present their recommendations.
  2. Attendees will be introduced to fresh, new ideas about appliance locations for small special purpose or multi-tasking pieces so they are better able to recommend functional and attractive alternatives to typical installations. Creative ideas for placement of major appliances will also be highlighted, expanding the attendee's skill-set in appliance location possibilities.
  3. Attendees will learn NKBA guidelines relating to appliance placement recommendations, so they are reminded of basic location considerations.
  4. Attendees will receive information on flush installations for built-in appliances so they can increase their planning skills around these more complex installations.

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