This is my CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer) stamp. It may not be as prestigious as an engineer's or architect's stamp, but I worked hard to ear it and work hard to maintain it. Why am I a CKD? I may be a bit biased, but I feel the best way to tackle a new kitchen project is to hire professional, and in this industry, a CKD is that professional.
As a CKD I can look at a room, the appliances and material wishes and desires and somehow turn them into a functioning kitchen. Part of the CKD training is based on a series of guidelines set out by the NKBA. Over the next few months I'm going to have a closer look at these guidelines; find out what they're really trying to get at and how to best implement them in your design.
Today we'll start at the beginning ... or rather NKBA Kitchen Guideline #1.