Kitchens are one of the toughest rooms to design in any residential home. You have to know how to ask the right questions of your clients to arrive at the answers that are best for them.
You’ll need to know how to create an amazing plan using Chief Architect. With a keen understanding of Chief You’ll be able to create an amazing plan and presentation for your client.
You need to know how to:
- Qualify your client
- Ask the right questions
- Get a fair design agreement
- Do an accurate as-built plan
- Understand and work within your client’s budget
- Create a compelling design your client will love
- Create a detailed plan using Chief Architect
- Make selections for cabinets, lighting, tile, etc.
- Create the working docs you need for the project
How much joy you'll get from using Chief Architect when you can effortlessly create a set of drawings that you’re proud of.
Being able to quickly and effectively communicate with your clients what their project will look like.
The excitement you'll create by building trusting relationships with everyone involved in your projects.
In the Kitchen Design Mastery course, we'll help you bring everything together to generate more sales and more happy clients than you ever thought possible.
What You'll Create...
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Chief Architect CAD Software Specialist
Dan fell in love with Chief Architect v1 in June of 1993. He used it in his construction business before making the transition from contractor to Chief Architect champion in 1996.
He has trained 1,000's of users in live and online classes and has created 1,000's of hours of video tutorials and other content. His training is practical yet fast-paced and filled with real-life examples.
Dan uses the program daily, create plans for clients, and coach people in the "Best Practices" of creating plans. Client success in their business and using Chief Architect is always his top priority.
Dan will show you how to take your ideas and create great-looking and accurate plans using Chief Architect.
Kitchen Design Specialist
Robin R. Fisher is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD) and Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). She is a speaker and educator with the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and her award-winning designs have been featured in multiple local, national trade and consumer magazines. In Robin’s 30 plus years in the industry, she has been a founding partner of both a Portland design/build remodeling firm and an independent residential design firm. Her true love is designing kitchens and baths.
A passion and dedication to the industry has lead Robin to dedicate much of her time to educating current and future designers. As an advocate of sustainable design, Robin has co-authored “Sustainable Design for the Kitchen and Bath Designer”, a textbook which is an integral part of the Professional Resource Library for the NKBA. Since 2003, Robin has taught the cornerstone classes in kitchen and bath design at Portland Community College
Robin will share with you her experiences of the principles and best practices for designing kitchens.
Why You Should Take the Kitchen Design Mastery Course
Whether you're just getting started with Chief Architect or you're a Seasoned Pro you will find a lot of value from taking the Kitchen Design Mastery Course.
You're getting years of practical experience from Dan Baumann and others presented in easy to understand videos, live classes, and content.
You don't have to learn Kitchen Design using Chief Architect and this business by yourself. Let us help you jump start your knowledge and skills starting today.GET FULL COURSE ACCESS NOW!!!
The Course Outline
Robin will share with you her experiences of the principals and best practices for designing kitchens, Dan will show you how to take your ideas and create great looking and accurate plans using Chief Architect.
- Design Theory and Information Gathering
- Introduction To Chief Architect for Kitchen Design
- NKBA Guidelines and Conceptual Plans
- Gathering Project Specific Information
- Kitchen Design Principles and Plan Layout
- Using Chief to Create the Plan
- Making Selections – Plumbing, Appliances, Etc.
- Customizing You Chief Architect Plan
- Adding Lighting and Specialty Items
- Adding Electrical and Details Using Chief
- Materials and Specifications
- Layout and Presentations
The Course Syllabus & Schedule
We’ll meet online twice per week for 6-weeks
Tuesdays and Thursdays | 3:00PM – 4:30PM CST
1 - Design Theory and Information Gathering (Tue 10-12-21 | Instructor: Robin)
2 - Introduction To Chief Architect for Kitchen Design (Thur 10-14-21 | Instructor: Dan)
3 - NKBA Guidelines and Conceptual Plans (Tue 10-19-21 | Instructor: Robin)
4 - Gathering Project-Specific Information (Thur 10-21-21 | Instructor: Dan)
5 - Kitchen Design Principles and Plan Layout (Tue 10-26-21 | Instructor: Robin)
6 - Using Chief to Develop the Plan (Thur 10-28-21 | Instructor: Dan)
7 - Making Selections – Plumbing, Appliances, Etc. (Tue 11-2-21 | Instructor: Robin)
8 - Customizing You Chief Architect Plan (Thur 11-4-21 | Instructor: Dan)
9 - Adding Lighting and Specialty Items (Tue 11-9-21 | Instructor: Robin)
10 - Electrical, Details, and Rendering Types Using Chief (Thur 11-11-21 | Instructor: Dan)
11 - Materials, Specifications, Schedules (Tue 11-16-21 | Instructor: Robin)
12 - Layout and Presentations (Thur 11-18-21 | Instructor: Dan)
Chief Architect Kitchen Templates & Training
Best Preference Settings and Custom Keystrokes
As-Built Process Sheets and Guidelines
Chief Architect Kitchen Users Library
3 Additional Q&A Zoom Meetings (Dates TBD)
Expanded Work Center Idea Video
Access to the Exclusive Kitchen Designers Community Group
Each week for 4 weeks we'll dive deep into specific Kitchen Design with Chief topics. You'll learn the inner workings of the program and get tips and techniques not found elsewhere. You'll also get a chance to ask your own questions.
Each meeting is recorded, edited and posted for you to view any time you want.
Our goal it to make it easy for you to find the information you're looking for.
That's why we take the time to edit the live meetings and add topics and time codes.
Check out the example below of how the topics are listed. You simply fast forward to the topic you want.
Kitchen Design Topics
The list of topics we will cover is very extensive.
A sample of what's covered includes Design Process & Development, Programming, Schematic Design, Construction Docs and Client Intake, Design Agreement, Using a Client Questionnaire, Arriving At A Budget, Dealing with Lifestyle and Aesthetics, and Overview of Work Centers.
Pop-Ups are unscheduled zoom meetings or Q&A sessions that may be announced with short notice.
We will cover topics like Chief Architect, Sales, Marketing, As-Builts or whatever.
We will always attempt to give as much notice as possible for these live events, and the original recordings will be posted in this section.
Member Pop-Up suggestions and guests are always welcome.
Tips and Content
Quick tips, videos, and other relevant content to Chief Architect users will be found in this section.
Chief Tips, Handouts, Recommendation, or just plain old good stuff that will help you in your business.
We welcome everyone's suggestions and look forward to posting tips sent in by our users.
SD & D Designs
"Since becoming a member of Chief Experts, I have learned more from you in a few months than I had in years on my own. Dan provides excellent live webinars that are extremely easy to follow and understand".
Brookes Design, Inc.
"I wanted to thank you for your wonderful training classes. It was a great learning experience, and I finished my first set of plans all in Chief without Autocad! Dan's Templates are a huge help".
Debra Taylor Purvis
Design House, Inc.
" I have taken several classes from Dan, and I always learn a new way of doing more in less time. All of his training is well worth the time, cost, and effort. I will remain a client for years to come."
"Dan, you are a gifted teacher and I am grateful for your guidance and am inspired that my tired old brain will learn this program now. I look forward to working with you in the coming months/years".
"Dan is a rare find; because of his expertise in many areas he knows how to leverage many disciplines to help owners and inspiring owners avoid pitfalls, work smarter and be successful".
Gehman Custom Remodeling
"Dan had helped to give me a deep understanding of how Chief works. His classes are lively, entertaining, and always very educational. I highly recommend all of Dan's online and live training."