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4 clever apps to help you design your perfect kitchen

Published by Finn Hayden

Getting a kitchen fitted is an expensive and time-consuming process, and trying to figure out what kitchen design to choose can be a really difficult decision.

Luckily, there are kitchen design apps out there which allow you to see what your ideal kitchen would look like digitally, helping you to plan your kitchen design better. We thought it would be useful to round up the best apps like this that you can download, let's get into it:

Room Planner

Room Planner is actually an app that you can use to design any type of room, but we find that the kitchen design part of the app is really excellent. You start by selecting a kitchen from an existing template, selecting the template which most looks like your current kitchen or the kitchen you're envisioning. There are dozens of templates within the app so you're bound to find a template which looks similar to your dream kitchen. Once you've chosen a template, you can immediately start editing it to fit the design that you're seeking. Options include changing the shape and size of the room, the colour, adding different styles of tabletops and cabinets, and more. You get a fully 3D view of the room so you can see your design from all angles which is really useful. We actually found this app to be very easy to use too, which is a huge bonus. The Pro version of the app costs £60 per year, but if you just want to use the app for a one-off project then you can pay £1.19 per week and then cancel your subscription, which is great value for such a useful app. Learn more and download it for Android here and for iOS here.

Room Planner

ARKitchen

ARKitchen was the only kitchen design app that we tried which had a built-in camera function. This means that instead of creating a 3D version of your kitchen within your app, you can actually see what your real kitchen would look like with different designs and features. You use the app by scanning your kitchen and giving the app an idea of the dimensions and design that you're looking for. The app will then allow you to add things to your kitchen such as fridges and different designs. We'd definitely say that the app takes a little getting used to, but if you stick with it then you can really get an idea of what your kitchen would look like with a different design. Also, considering that this is a free app, it's really impressive. Download it from the App Store here - apps.apple.com

ARKitchen

My Kitchen: 3D Planner

With more than 1 million downloads, the My Kitchen: 3D Planner app is a very popular app on the Google Play Store. And we're not surprised either - the app can really help you to get an idea of what your kitchen would look like with different designs. The app works by allowing you to create a 3D version of your kitchen within the app, and then adding different elements to the kitchen to see what it would look like. For example, you can add different styles of cabinets, doors, and even different wall and floor designs. It's also great for trying different colours, as the app has hundreds of different colours to choose from. The free version of the app gives you a lot to work with, and the premium version just gives you more design options to choose from. We're very impressed by this app and it seems like others are too, as the app has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 from more than 3000 reviews on the Google Play Store. Learn more and download it here - play.google.com

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Planner 5D

Similar to Room Planner, Planner 5D is an app which can be used to design any type of room, but we think it's especially good for kitchen design. You can choose to edit your kitchen in a 2D blueprint style or in a 3D style, which is really useful, especially if you plan on sharing your design ideas with an architect. We'd probably say that to get real use out of this app, you'll need to pay for the premium version. Because although the free version gives you some great features, if you want to see what different styles of cabinets and tabletops will look like in your new kitchen you'll need to unlock the premium features. If you want to get really specific with this app, you can pay for Renders within the app (20 for £9.99). These allow you to take a photo of your existing kitchen and see the way that light bounces off the walls and units, which is extremely useful. Learn more and download it for Android here and for iOS here.

Planner 5D

We hope this guide helps you to find a useful kitchen design app to help you plan your dream kitchen. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other recommendations for us!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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