Kitchen & Bath Design is the creation or remodeling of two specific areas of a home. Kitchen & Bath Design strives to create functional, comfortable, and aesthetically-pleasing spaces that cater to individual needs and wants. The industry includes decorative plumbing, hardware, cabinetry, and appliances.
Kitchen & Bath designers require a combination of both technical and conceptual skills including:
? Developing and presenting advanced concept ideas
? Demonstrating proficiency in architectural drafting, technical perspective, and specification of products and materials
? Skill in appropriate selection of materials, fixtures, and equipment based on project requirements and aesthetic criteria
? Advanced knowledge of industry-related software and computer applications
? Applying industry guidelines to generate design solutions for the client needs
The Kitchen & Bath Design program at The Art Institute of Colorado is a specific area of interior design that is designed to prepare students to meet the demands of this growing industry. With the understanding that a designer needs the indispensable foundational and technical skills to function effectively as a professional, the program highlights different areas of kitchen and bath design from technical drawing and construction to marketing and promotion practices within the industry.
The curriculum combines various skill sets to help students create original designs that offer not only aesthetically-pleasing and functional spaces, but are consistent with established kitchen and bath standards.
Students have the opportunity to begin learning the fundamentals of design and architectural drafting, while developing competencies in computer applications, products, and materials. Students can then build upon the foundational and technical skills associated with kitchen and bath and move into the advanced stages of design and construction with an emphasis in marketing.