VPG Project 4: One-Point Perspective Kitchen

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Design a residential kitchen that measures 15′-0″ x 18′-0″. Include an eat-in bar that will seat 4 – 5 people and the following appliances. Measurements vary by manufacturer, but these are typical approximations.

  • Refrigerator: 36″w x 66″ h
  • Range: 30″ or 36″w (includes an oven in the base)
  • Cooktop: 30″ or 36″w
  • Wall Oven: 27″w x 22″h x 27″d (single), 27″w x 45″h x 27″d (double)
  • Microwave Oven: 24″w x 15″h x 20″d (counter top), 30″w x 15″h x 15″d (vent hood), 27″w x 19″h x 16″d (built-in)
  • Dishwasher: 24″w x 34″h x 24″d

Use the following measurements for cabinetry guidelines:

  • Lower Cabinets: 36″h x 24″d (standard) w/30″d option as needed
  • Upper Cabinets: install 18″ above counter, 12″d (height variable)
  • Back Splash: 4″h min., waterproof material, 18″h preferred (goes to underside of upper cabinets)
  • Toe Space: 3″d x 4″h (typical)
  • Upper Soffit/Furdown: 12″-14″d (depending on finish moulding used), upper cabinets can extend to ceiling
  • Eating Bar Options: 30″h w/ 18″h chair seat height, 36″h w/24″h bar stools, 42″h w/30″ bar stools

As with the previous projects, students are advised to find a picture of a kitchen interior as a reference for the design. This facilitates “seeing and understanding,” and aids in making design decisions quickly to develop a realistic view.

The final drawing sheet should include a rendered one-point perspective (ink, art pencil and marker) along with a floor plan of the kitchen drafted in ink only.


  • Tuesday, Mar. 22: Introduce project and one-point perspective methodology
  • Thursday, April 7: Project 4 due at the beginning of class

Project = 15% of final course grade.

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