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Course Number:
BCT 229
Course Title:
Introduction to Kitchens and Baths
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Course Description

Explores the history and trends of the kitchen and bath industry. Focuses on basic kitchen & bath layouts and specification of specialized equipment, materials and surfaces required for safe and functional kitchens & baths. Includes cabinet systems, appliances, equipment and surfacing materials. Prerequisites: ARCH 110 or instructor approval. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Specify kitchen and bath cabinetry, appliances, fixtures and equipment appropriate for customer needs, design space requirements, energy efficiency and environmental impact.
  •  Read and interpret product specifications for design information.
  • Produce industry standard working drawings for kitchens and baths.
  • Conduct needs assessments for prospective customers.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will complete basic kitchen and bath designs based on case studies.

  • Students will develop an on-line web “Resource” folder including cabinet, appliance, plumbing fixture, fittings, equipment and hardware product catalogs.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to locate and interpret appliances and fixture specifications.
  • Students will design and graphically present a single wall, L shaped and U shaped kitchen.
  • Students will select a countertop surface and draw a detail showing how it is installed and its relationship to cabinetry components.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, issues and concepts:

  • Kitchen and bath trends
  • Demographic and population trends
  • Kitchen and bath storage systems
  • Kitchen and bath configurations
  • Graphic standards
  • Cabinet types and manufacturing systems    
  • Standard cabinet nomenclature
  • Cabinet sizes & configuration
  • Mechanical plans
  • Appliance types and planning considerations
  • Kitchen and bath fixture design and planning consideration
  • Kitchen and bath fittings – materials and engineering
  • Surfacing materials

Process Skills:

  • Research, including internet resources
  • Verbal communications
  • Written communications
  • Graphic (drafting) communications
  • Networking
  • Critical thinking
  • Teamwork