What does a Kitchen Designer do?

Kitchen designers create kitchens for their clients and consider factors including cabinets, flooring, countertops, and appliances that they desire. They turn to their skills to determine the client's project goals and prepare final plans alongside a timeline for the project and a budget. They ensure kitchens function, they’re convenient and comfortable and up to building codes. They design in residential and industrial kitchens including kitchens in restaurants, cafeterias, or hospitals.

Kitchen designers create kitchen blueprints based upon their intended usage and source and oversee independent contractors including a cabinet maker or a plumber. They must pay close water systems placement to ensure kitchen safety, and that plans detail the layout and appearance of all installations. They inform clients about appropriate care for a completed kitchen and keep a detailed record of hours and activities achieved to ensure correct billing. Kitchen designers need a high school diploma and prior experience as a kitchen designer. Some have a degree in interior design.

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Kitchen Designer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$40,481 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$31K
Median: $40K
$53K
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Kitchen Designer Career Path

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Kitchen Designer Insights

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Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Nov. 30, 2020

“All the best training and tools given to set you up for a successful career.”

Home Depot CanadaHome Depot Canada
Kitchen and Bath Designer
Feb. 25, 2020

“It’s 100% covered for dental unless you get something really expensive done and that’s usually 50% covered.”

Kitchen MagicKitchen Magic
Kitchen Designer/Sales Associate
Jun. 26, 2021

“People are nice the quality of the products are good.”

Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Oct. 15, 2021

“You get trained on the best facilities e.g apple mac pc and i”

Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Aug. 30, 2019

“Lots of traveling for training and the hotel wasn't the best.”

Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Jan. 29, 2020

“Fun and enjoyable place to work.”

Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Sep. 29, 2021

“Great training products and price.”

Wren KitchensWren Kitchens
Kitchen Designer
Mar. 8, 2021

“Good salary if you hit targets”

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