Kitchen Planning Guide

FAMILY AND LIFESTYLE

1. Number of family members:  ___

2. Number and approximate ages of family members:

__ infants          __ young children    __ teens
__ 20 to 30 yrs    __ 31 to 40 yrs      __ 41 to 50 yrs
__ 51 to 60 yrs    __ 61 to 70 yrs      __ 70+ 

3. If your family has young children, will they be
using the kitchen frequently?
    __ Yes    __ No

4. How long do you plan on living in the home you are
remodeling/building?

__ 1 to 5 yrs   __ 6 to 10 yrs    __ 11 to 20 yrs  
__ 20 or more

5. Where does your family eat its meals?

__ Kitchen    __ Dining Room
__ Other:______________________

6. Where will your family eat after you remodel/build?

__ Kitchen    __ Dining Room
__ Other:_____________________

7. Do you require a kitchen table or would you be
willing to explore other options if a design could
be improved?

__ A kitchen table is required
__ A kitchen table is preferred but open to
    other options
__ A kitchen table is not necessary

8. What other activities will take place in your new
kitchen?

__ Laundry          __ Homework    __ Watching TV
__ Paying Bills    __ Sewing      __ Computer Center
__ Other:____________              __ Other:____________

9. After your remodel/build will you entertain
frequently?
     __ Yes    __ No

If Yes...
What is your entertainment style?
__ formal    __ informal

Do you have __ large or __ small gatherings?

Do your guests help you in the kitchen when
you entertain?
__ Yes    __ No

10. How do you shop?

__ For the week     __ Buy in bulk and freeze
__ For each meal    __ Buy non-perishable items in bulk

If you buy in bulk, do you require storage in
the kitchen for all or most of these items?

__ Yes    __ No

  
COOKING STYLE

1. Who is the primary cook? ___________________________

2. Is the primary cook __ left- or __ right-handed?

3. How tall is the primary cook? _______

4. What is the primary cook's cooking style?

__ Gourmet Meals            __ Family Meals
__ Quick & Simple Meals
__ Bringing Meals Home     __ Baking

5. What does the primary cook prefer?

__ No one else in the kitchen while preparing meals.
__ A helper in the kitchen when preparing meals.
__ Family or friends visiting during meal preparation.

6. Does the primary cook have any physical limitations?
__ Yes __ No

7. Who is the secondary cook? _________________________

8. Do the secondary and primary cook prepare meals
together?
  __ Yes __ No

9. Is the secondary cook
__ left-handed or __ right-handed?

10. How tall is the secondary cook? ________

11. What are the secondary cook's responsibilities?

__ Preparing side dishes               __ Clean up
__ Assist in preparing main course

12. Does the secondary cook have any physical
limitations? __________________________________________

  
DESIGN AND STYLE

1. Are there color preferences for your new kitchen?
_______________________________________________________

2. Are there colors you would not want in your new
kitchen? ______________________________________________

3. Have you created a scrapbook of notes, photos, and
ideas that you would like to use in your new kitchen?

__ Yes    __ No

4. If a design could be greatly improved, would you be
willing to make structural changes? (i.e. moving
windows, doors, and walls)?

__ Absolutely not    __ I would consider it

5. What do you like about your current kitchen?

_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

6. What do you dislike about your current kitchen?

_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

7. Do you require a recycling center in your kitchen?

__ Yes    __ No

If Yes...
How many items do you need to sort? ___

8. Will you be keeping your existing appliances?

Dishwasher:      __ existing    __ new
Refrigerator:    __ existing    __ new
Oven/Range:      __ existing    __ new

9. What is your style preference for your new kitchen?

__ contemporary    __ formal
__ country         __ traditional

  
TIME AND BUDGET

1. When would you like to begin your project? _________
_______________________________________________________

2. When would you like your project completed? ________
_______________________________________________________

3. If you're building, is the kitchen in your contract?
__ Yes    __ No

4. Do you have a budget for this project?
__ Yes:  $ ________________    __ No

  
GENERAL

1. Name: ______________________________________________

2. Address: ___________________________________________

3. City: ______________________ State: ___ Zip: _______

4. Home Phone: ___________________________

5. Work Phone: ___________________________

6. Fax: __________________________________

7. New Home Address: __________________________________

9. City: ______________________ State: ___ Zip: _______

9. Builder Name (if applicable): ______________________

10. Contact Name: _____________________________________

11. Phone: _______________________________

12. Fax: _________________________________

13. Architect Name (if applicable): ___________________

14. Contact Name: _____________________________________

15. Phone: _______________________________

16. Fax: _________________________________

17. Interior Designer Name (if applicable): ___________

18. Contact Name: _____________________________________

19. Phone: _______________________________

20. Fax: _________________________________