Interior Design Ideas for the Kitchen: Appliances, Flooring and Countertops

► Nadia’s tips on interior design ideas for the kitchen
○ Do your homework – on you!
First things first, start researching. Look through magazines and design books and take photos of kitchens you like, and ask questions of your friends.

Keep everything together in a binder so you can refer to it as you go through the process.

○ Visualize your interior design ideas with 3D design software
There are so many options that your kitchen project may seem overwhelming at first. This is where a good design program can really help like Homestyler so you can actually see how things will look.

Begin by entering your kitchen’s dimensions and cabinets according to your current floor plan. Then you can begin exploring your interior design ideas. See how different kinds of flooring, countertop surfaces, cabinet colors, wall colors and textures from specific manufacturers look.

○ Choosing kitchen appliances
Take stock of your daily and occasional kitchen needs. Do you cook a lot of meals or entertain much? Knowing how you will you use your kitchen will help you determine the types and grades of appliances to consider.

○ Selecting fixtures
Make sure fixtures look good and function well with the interior design and layout ideas you have. Your kitchen needs to be equally as functional as it is beautiful. Keep the work triangle in mind that goes from the sink to the refrigerator to the stove.

○ Get feedback and ask for ideas
Share your kitchen designs with friends and family and print out your design and take with you to a showroom to get advice from the pros as well.

Kitchen Interior Design Ideas – Kitchen Design Ideas

Whether you’re a novice cook or an experienced chef, you may need a hand remodeling your kitchen. That’s where Autodesk Homestyler can be your prep chef. Let professional designer Nadia Geller show you how to use this free* online 3D home design software to help you get a taste of what various floors, appliances and countertops would look like in your space.

*Autodesk Homestyler is a free online service that provides access to home design software created by Autodesk. Free products and services are subject to the terms of use that accompany them.

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  1. Vicky S
    October 11, 2010


  2. Sunil Sunny
    November 27, 2010

    Nice stuff, I've also seen some awesome ideas and photos on Platinodesign(dot)Com

  3. Organized Interiors
    December 31, 2010

    Nadia, excellent ideas on how to research and get started. Homestyler looks like a great service. Will check it out soon!! The tips for the kitchen were excellent. Check out our channel for some custom closet solutions which suit every budget.

  4. Robeson Design
    March 3, 2011

    Great tool. I like this video!

  5. Howdini
    March 14, 2011

    @designedbybob Thanks, Homestyler makes it easy to try out all kinds of new ideas from paint colors to cabinets to appliances (even specific brands).

  6. Howdini
    March 14, 2011

    @robesondesign Thanks! : )

  7. Howdini
    March 14, 2011

    @ameinteriordesign and thanks for the feedback!

  8. QwAdr0x256
    April 3, 2011

    you look like my hot teacher. 🙂

  9. faraz azhar
    August 23, 2011

    Thankyou Madam … I think the person who designed this website was a real genius …

  10. Ibii
    August 25, 2011

    get in the kitchen and make me a samich women!

  11. mixindave1
    November 29, 2011

    finally a youtube video with a lady in the right room and place

  12. Floors To Your Home (.com)
    December 14, 2011

    Homestyler is a genuine discovery. I played with it a tiny bit after watching Ms. Geller's cogent video. It works just like it looks like it does. Brilliant!

  13. SKD Studios Kitchens Baths Interiors
    March 7, 2012

    Great Video – and those are really great tips, I love it when my clients come in prepared and know what they hate about their current kitchen and what they want in the "dream" kitchen

  14. MeanT241985
    May 27, 2012

    LOL…of course its a women doing this vid

  15. kitchencabinetvalue
    June 21, 2012

    The right countertop color and material can make or break a kitchen.

  16. Howdini
    June 24, 2012

    Absolutely! 🙂

  17. kitchens townsville
    October 10, 2012

    Good work.

  18. Howdini
    October 11, 2012

    Thanks for watching and taking the time to comment! 😉

  19. Renoa Heartilly
    October 12, 2012

    She looks like an older Lizzie Bennet (the lizzie bennet diaries on youtube) *_*

  20. imakitchenutensil
    October 18, 2012

    wow love it

  21. Howdini
    October 22, 2012

    Thanks for watching! 😉

  22. princess mariam zawu
    November 12, 2012


  23. Howdini
    December 13, 2012

    Thanks for watching! 😉

  24. The Go E
    February 5, 2013

    I watched the video.
    I've had a few idea for the design from the video.
    Thank you!

  25. Howdini
    February 16, 2013

    Thanks for watching and for taking the time to comment! 😉

  26. xxlittlexxmoonxx
    February 27, 2013

    …Really? You have to do that here? When there is obviously no relevance in your comment whatsoever?

  27. Howdini
    April 28, 2013

    Yes, that was the whole idea! Thanks for watching! 😉

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