Is your 2021 New Year’s Resolution to finally renovate your kitchen? Like many, a new kitchen is something we all dream of having. But all too often, life, work, and kids get in the way. For some, it’s the sheer thought of having the plan a kitchen renovation or even settle on a kitchen design that is all too overwhelming.
What if I told you it needn’t be this way? What if there was a magic kitchen fairy to help plan your new kitchen? Someone with experience in kitchen design whose service is free?
Well, there is one at Ross’s Discount Home Centre!
Designing a kitchen is a significant task and can have life-long consequences – ok, so maybe not life, but at least 15 years of implications, which is why you shouldn’t face the job alone.
Ross’s Discount Home Centre is Perth’s kitchen experts. We understand how important it is to get your kitchen right. You don’t want to pay $10k+ on a kitchen that you wish you had designed differently; a kitchen that utilised the space better; a more functional or communal space.
For this reason, we now have Fiona – a full-time kitchen salesperson dedicated to helping you design the very best kitchen for your home – and best of all; our kitchen design service is free!
While other kitchen companies charge for their kitchen design services, we don’t. We believe in providing excellent customer service that customers shouldn’t have to pay for! Using our 3D kitchen planner, Fiona can help you create your space and design the kitchen of your dreams.
If you have no experience using a kitchen planner or don’t know what one is, don’t worry, I’ll explain. Continue reading this article to discover what a 3D Kitchen Planner is and the benefits of using one to design your kitchen.
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What is a 3D Kitchen Planner?
3D kitchen planners offer a fail-safe way to design a kitchen.
It is an online tool that allows you to create your new kitchen virtually. Our planner lets you create your kitchen space to your specific dimensions, and then from our library of kitchen cabinets, place units into position until the desired outcome is reached. Along with cabinetry, planners also offer other design elements such as benchtops, flooring material, even wall paint colour to allow users to create a kitchen as close as possible to the real thing. And, because it’s done in 3D, it also enables users to see the kitchen from all angles. This allows users to appreciate the space fully and determine whether the layout utilises the space to the maximum potential.
Benefits of Using our 3D Kitchen Planner
It’s a free service
The biggest benefit of our 3D kitchen planner is that it is free, something you won’t get everywhere. Large companies like Ikea and Bunnings both charge a fee for their kitchen design service, but not us! We believe in excellent customer service and pride ourselves on delivering true value for money in every aspect of our business operations.
Ikea charges $99 for one of their kitchen specialists to plan a kitchen in-store with customers, while Bunning charges $49 for their in-store design service. By visiting Ross’s Discount Home Centre you’ll not only save $49-$99 on the design service fees, but I guarantee you’ll save a lot more by purchasing your kitchen with us too!
You can visualise your kitchen
It’s hard to design a kitchen without seeing how it looks all together; to see not only how the colours work together but how it functions as well. There are so many elements to designing a successful kitchen beyond the door and benchtop design. And, even choosing the door and benchtop design can be difficult without a reference point.
By designing your kitchen with our 3D kitchen planner, you can see how every element looks and works together. Can you see what layout works in your space, what base cabinet and wall cabinet configuration offers the most storage and practicality, how the kitchen work triangle concept works in your design, and you can even see how your flooring looks with the cabinets, and the cabinets look with the benchtop. You can visualise your entire kitchen without spending a cent or picking up a single tool!
Saves you making regretful mistakes
You may look at the design – which made so much sense in your head – and realise, it just doesn’t work. Maybe you need to change the layout. Perhaps the cabinet configuration is all wrong.
That’s the entire point of using a 3D kitchen planner.
As mentioned above, our 3D planner allows you to visualise your kitchen. It enables you to get an accurate picture of how your finished kitchen will look with your chosen kitchen layout and cabinet configuration. This will ensure you’re 100% happy with your kitchen design before you purchase your kitchen cabinets and benchtop.
No one wants to change their kitchen design once the cabinets are purchased and the kitchen assembly has started… or worse, once it’s finished. It will either end up costing you a fortune to fix or having to settle for a kitchen that you know isn’t all it could have been.
Changes can be easily made
The beauty of technology is that nothing is permanent. It can be easily changed, and by designing your kitchen with a 3D kitchen planner, so too can your kitchen design.
If in the process of using our 3D planner, you don’t like how your kitchen is looking, it takes just a few clicks of the mouse to fix. It’s much quicker and easier to change an electronic 3D model than to start-over on an actual kitchen.
Fiona is in-store and on-hand to help you every step of the way. But, you don’t need to come in-store to use our 3D planner if you don’t want to. You can take your time and design your kitchen from the comfort of your home. You will be pleasantly surprised by how easy our planner is to use.
Gives you confidence
We all know kitchens aren’t cheap. According to Houzz.com.au’s Overview of Home Renovation in 2019 and 2020 survey, Australians spent $15,000 on kitchen renovations in 2019, down from $20,000 in 2018. Moreover, the survey also found that, on average, kitchen renovations take 11.1 months to plan.
With this said, being completely confident in your kitchen design is an understandable requirement in the renovation process. Confidence is only be gained when the end result is clear.
Our 3D kitchen planner makes the end result crystal clear.
You will have a 360-degree of your kitchen, that you can analyse from every angle, and change until you’re 100% satisfied and 100% confident in your kitchen design.
It’s quick and easy to use
Do you want to spend 11.1 months planning your kitchen? I know I don’t! With our 3D kitchen planner, you can plan your kitchen in as little as 5 minutes! It really is that quick and easy to use. With a drag and drop interface, you simply select the items you want to use and drop them into place.
Of course, we also understand that It’s wise to spend a lot longer than 5 minutes designing a kitchen, which is why with our planner, you can sit down, start planning, save your plan and then come back at a later time or date to continue working on it. There is no time limit. Your kitchen design is finished when you’ve finished designing your kitchen!
How to use our 3D Kitchen Planner
There are two options for using our 3D kitchen planner:
- Utilise our free in-store kitchen design service – Fiona or Matt, our store manager, will help you design your dream kitchen using our 3D kitchen planner. They will take the reigns and design your kitchen in our planner with you.
- Use our 3D kitchen planner independently – Design your dream kitchen at home, at your own pace.
If you’d like to avail our free in-store kitchen design service, just come into our showroom at 57 James Stree, Guildford Perth. While you needn’t book an appointment, we recommend you ring ahead to make sure Fiona or Matt are available. You can call our showroom on (08) 9378 2233.
For those who prefer option two; to use our 3D kitchen planner independently, continue reading. Below is a brief user guide to help you create the kitchen of your dreams with our 3D kitchen planner.
Step 1: Launch the Planner
The first step is to launch our planner, which you can do by clicking this link.
Step 2: Design the Room
Next, click the “Room” option from the left menu bar. Here, you can design your room to match your existing space. Set the room size by adding in your dimensions. Then, add walls and columns, doors and windows, and required utilities. You can drag and drop the items from the left panel into your room. Position them to your likings.
Step: 3: Select Kitchen Products
Once you have the room designed, its time to start adding kitchen products. Click the “Catalogue” option from the left menu bar. Here, you can add base cabinets, wall cabinets, pantry cabinets, and optional panels and fillers, to create your kitchen layout and design. Play around with the configuration till you settle on a layout that you’re happy with. You can then add additional products such as kitchenware, appliances, living room furniture, and plants to make your design more realistic. As per before, you can drag and drop the items from the left panel into your room.
Step 4: Choose your Materials
With your kitchen layout and design finished, you can move on to material selection. Click the “Materials” option from the left menu bar. Choose your desired settings for doors and handles, cabinets, benchtops, and interior decors to finalise your 3D kitchen design.
Step 5: Save and Order
Once you have completed your kitchen design, save your design by clicking the floppy disc icon located at the bottom of the right navigation pane. You can revisit the plan or send yourself a copy at any time.
When you’re ready, you can to submit the order for the products used in your design.
If 2021 is the year for your long-awaited kitchen renovation, then start planning with Ross’s Discount Home Centre. Fiona, our full-time kitchen salesperson, can help with every aspect of your kitchen, including the design. We offer a free in-store 3D kitchen planner service to help you design your dream kitchen.
Our 3D kitchen planner is a free tool that allows you to create your kitchen space, then fill it with our pre-assembled cabinets. You can swap and change around the cabinets till you find the best solution for your needs and space. The planner lists and calculates all the products used in your design for easy, hassle-free ordering. The process couldn’t be easier. Actually, it can, when you have Fiona’s help!
Besides the convenience of having all the necessary cabinets listed for order, our 3D kitchen planner offers many other benefits that you’d be silly to pass on. Best of all is that we provide in-store kitchen design service using our 3D planner, which our competitors charge you for. Then, there’s the fact that it allows you to visualise your kitchen, which, in turn, prevents you from making any regrettable design mistakes. And, if there are changes to be made, they can be easily made. Once you’re happy with your design, you will have complete confidence knowing you’ve made the right decision. You can plan your kitchen design at your own pace, save it and come back to it as many times as you like until you’re 100% happy with your kitchen and ready to place your order.
To design your kitchen, come and see Fiona for our free in-store design service or give our 3D planner a go on your own by clicking this link.
We look forward to providing you with another quality kitchen from Ross’s Discount Home Centre.