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Course Number:
ID 238
Course Title:
Advanced Kitchen and Bath Planning
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Course Description

Incorporates advanced understanding of design principles and elements to analyze and evaluate functionality and aesthetic principles for residential kitchen and bath planning. Includes Universal Design as it relates to the kitchen and bath and incorporates an advanced understanding of the guidelines as established by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Prerequisites: ID 138 or BCT 229.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Design kitchens and baths that demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the NKBA Planning Guidelines for Kitchens and Baths; and the NKBA Access Planning Guidelines used in Universal Design projects for an aging population.
  • Interview clients using advanced techniques.
  • Solve advanced kitchen and  bath problems using critical thinking and creative design skills.
  • Specify appropriate products and/or design details to achieve the client’s style preferences. 
  • Develop concept and theme designs by utilizing architectural and interior design history.
  • Create professional working documents.
  • Use effective presentation and selling techniques.
  • Create appropriate drawings using CAD software.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Student will identify tangible and intangible project constraints by observing the space, meeting with the client to develop design criteria and designing solutions that satisfy the client’s wants and needs.
  • Student will demonstrate the understanding of advanced Design Principles and Elements and NKBA Guidelines of Planning by creating a min. of 2 kitchens and 2 bath projects, (1 kitchen and 1 bath to incorporate the NKBA Access Planning Guidelines for Universal Design)
  • Student will create construction documents to include:  floor plans, mechanical plans, elevations, construction plans, specifications and design statements to convey the design solution clearly to the client and or trade.
  • Student will demonstrate the ability to read appliance and fixture specifications
  • Students will present their kitchen and bath design solutions in a mock client meeting. Students must clearly and succinctly explain how their design solution meets the client’s utilitarian, aesthetic and financial needs.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Elements and Principles of design
  • Theme Design
  • History of architecture
  • NKBA Planning Guidelines
  • NKBA Access Planning Guidelines for Universal Design
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures
  • Cabinet specifications
  • Countertops
  • Flooring for kitchens
  • Communicating with clients

Process Skills:

  • Research, including internet resources
  • Verbal communications including interview skills
  • Written communications
  • Critical thinking
  • Networking
  • Mathematical computations
  • Memorization