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Kitchen & Bath Design Presentation: Drawing, Plans, Digital Rendering, 2nd Edition

Kitchen & Bath Design Presentation: Drawing, Plans, Digital Rendering, 2nd Edition

Margaret Krohn, NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)

ISBN: 978-1-118-82237-1

Feb 2014

272 pages

$68.99

Description

The leading text on design communication, updated and expanded

Kitchen and Bath Design Presentation is the National Kitchen and Bath Association's complete guide to preparing clear and accurate project documents and plans. This updated second edition has been expanded to include more information on hand drafting, specifications, and project presentation, with additional CAD coverage featuring software programs approved for the NKBA certification exams. This full-color guide includes detailed information on the NKBA graphics and presentation standards, plus extensive reference appendices including sample documents, cabinet nomenclature, and metric conversions. Each chapter includes a summary and review questions, and samples of NKBA drawings throughout provide ample illustration of the techniques discussed.

Design presentation is the key communication between designer and client, contractor, and supplier. Accuracy and precision are essential, and mistakes can be costly in terms of both time and money. The National Kitchen and Bath Association established the standard guidelines for safe and effective kitchen planning, and Kitchen and Bath Design Presentation provides a thorough breakdown of the NKBA standards in design communication.

  • Learn the secrets to accurate measurement with tips from the pros
  • Master the art of hand drafting, and review the fundamentals of CAD
  • Understand drafting conventions, dimensioning, and construction planning
  • Study the NKBA's graphics and presentation standards, including specs, titling, copyright, and more

Comprehensive coverage and clear instruction make this book ideal for CKD and CBD exam prep, and easy navigation and strong visual design make it a useful reference for professionals needing to communicate their vision. Designers must be skilled at translating idea to reality, and Kitchen and Bath Design Presentation is the industry standard guide to doing it right.

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PREFACE xi

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xiii

CHAPTER 1 NKBA DRAWINGS AND DOCUMENTS 1

The Set of NKBA Drawings 1

NKBA Forms 8

Summary 10

Review Questions 11

CHAPTER 2 MEASURING THE DESIGN SPACE 13

Steps to Accurate Measurements 13

Measuring the Remodeling Job 15

Measuring New Construction 19

Angles and Curves 20

Tips from the Pros 22

Summary 23

Review Questions 23

CHAPTER 3 THE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES OF HAND DRAFTING 25

Drafting Tools and Techniques 25

Drawing Media 30

Drafting Pencils and Other Tools 31

Leads 32

Technique for Drawing Vertical Lines 35

Portfolios 48

Additional Techniques to Draw Angled Lines and Understand Angles 50

Summary 56

Review Questions 56

CHAPTER 4 DRAFTING CONVENTIONS: LINE TYPES, SYMBOLS, AND TECHNIQUES 57

Lines and Technique 57

Standard Symbols for Drawings 61

Summary 76

Review Questions 76

CHAPTER 5 THE NKBA FLOOR PLAN: DRAFTING AND DIMENSIONING THE PLAN 77

Programming 77

Floor Plan Considerations 80

Dimensioning the Floor Plan 90

Summary 95

Review Questions 95

CHAPTER 6 NKBA DRAWINGS IN A SET OF PLANS 97

Floor Plan 97

Drafting the Construction Plan 97

Drawing the Construction Plan 98

Drafting the Mechanical Plan 99

Interpretive Drawings 112

Summary 120

Review Questions 120

CHAPTER 7 USING THE COMPUTER TO DESIGN KITCHENS AND BATHS 121

Computer Terminology 121

CAD: A General Overview 123

NKBA Certification Software 127

Summary 133

Review Questions 133

CHAPTER 8 NKBA’S GRAPHICS AND PRESENTATION STANDARDS 135

Purpose of Graphics and Presentation Standards 135

Kitchen or Bath Floor Plan 136

Construction Plan 142

Mechanical Plan and Symbols 142

Interpretive Drawings 143

Specifications 144

Design Statement 145

Titling Project Documents 145

Copyright and Ownership 146

Summary 147

Review Questions 147

APPENDIX A: SAMPLE KITCHEN AND BATHROOM PROJECT DOCUMENTS 149

APPENDIX B: GENERIC CABINET NOMENCLATURE 195

APPENDIX C: METRIC CONVERSIONS 231

GLOSSARY 239

REFERENCES 247

INDEX 249