THE INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY OF
20-20 DESIGNTM ENHANCES KITCHEN PLANNING
The time has come to remodel your kitchen. You have done all the research, reviewed numerous magazines and interviewed a dozen designers, finally narrowing it down to the one person you trust will bring your vision to life. You already know the next step, you will spend countless hours talking about you and your family’s needs with your designer, so he or she can create the space that will bring luxury, convenience and most of all, efficiency, to your culinary life.
However, even with open lines of communication with your design soul mate, there is still the chance that something will go wrong during the process, which can mean anything from not liking the shape of the cabinet hardware, the finish on the flooring or the location of the garbage disposal.
So, how can you ensure that the kitchen you end up with is the space you really want?
Usually, your designer will provide a draft of the proposed layout as a hand-drafted blueprint or digital representation that includes a detailed view of where everything will be located in the kitchen. And while hand-drafted plans can provide a clear view of your kitchen designer’s plans, today’s computer-aided design programs, like 20-20 Design, offer a more accurate depiction of what the final kitchen layout will look like via digital rendering, according to Karol Becker, CKD, CBD, Vice President of Sales, Western Zone at Dacor.
"20-20 Design makes drafting kitchen and bath layouts easier than ever, allowing professionals to show their clients a more precise interpretation that can be quickly modified if the proposed layout is not what the client imagined," said Becker.
The software includes advanced features to help designers work more resourcefully, and with it, designers can space-plan and render 3-D images, enabling you to fully experience the look and feel of a room before making a final decision and possibly avoid costly changes later in the planning process. Designers are able to draw a room to scale with walls, doors and windows, and select cabinets, appliances and more from manufacturers’ own electronic catalogs, and show exactly how the cabinets and appliances will open and move.
This unique capability gives you and your designer the opportunity to explore a variety of details that would be otherwise impossible with hand-drafted plans. You can see the cool blue glow of the Illumina™ Burner Controls on the Epicure® Dual-Fuel Ranges, or the intensity of the interior lighting in the Discovery™ Wall Oven or the variety of color options of the Preference® style appliances.
These advanced features have helped 20-20 Design become the most widely used drafting program among designers and dealers.
"Professionals who use 20-20 Design are at a clear advantage because they can better show their clients how all of the pieces fit together. The software package makes sharing plans with clients less complicated," continued Becker.
In addition to access to manufacturers’ specifications, the software connects with catalogs for precise costing to print plans with a list of materials and detailed, itemized pricing to ensure the greatest level of accuracy, so you have a better chance of getting the dream kitchen you desire at the price you want to pay.
Dacor appliances are now available in 20-20 Design. Additional Dacor appliances will be available in August 2008. If you are a designer who subscribes to 20-20, you may download the latest Dacor 20-20 Catalog at www.dacor.com/trade.
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