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Kitchen and Bathroom Planning and Design

Kitchen and Bathroom Planning and Design

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Debbie Blandford


Join us on Kitchen and Bathroom Planning and Design and through workshops and showroom visits, be guided through planning and designing a kitchen and bathroom project for a residential interior.

On this four-day course, you will be guided through the process and during the 3.5 days of workshops, be able to put your newfound skills into practice by undertaking a kitchen or bathroom project within a specific interior space.

We will also spend one afternoon visiting kitchen and bathroom showrooms to give you the opportunity to meet suppliers, see the latest trends in kitchen design and bathroom design and gain product knowledge in this specific area.

Topics covered

  • The principles of kitchen and bathroom planning and design
  • Taking the client brief
  • How to prepare a site survey
  • Space planning and ergonomics
  • Building regulations and practical considerations
  • Appliances and storage solutions
  • Materials and Finishes
  • Preparing a specification
  • Colour and Lighting
  • Styles, Trends and new technologies

Course outcomes
You’ll leave able to translate a client’s brief into a feasible interior design proposal. You will produce a mood board together with detailed floor plans and elevations at a scale of 1:25 of either a kitchen or bathroom. After the course the skills that you learn will give you the confidence to tackle your own projects.

Who should attend
Ideal for practicing interior designers, and others keen to gain a working knowledge of kitchen and bathroom planning and design. It will also suit anyone interested in investigating new ideas and inspirations for their home, along with students on related courses. Basic drawing technical skills required.


View PDF to explore progression: Interior Design: Your Journey [188kb]

Tutor Description

Debbie Blandford has a Masters Degree from the Royal College of Art and 28 years experience working as design consultant to architectural practices and individual clients. She has a passion for working collaboratively and globally, resulting in a truly eclectic career. Projects have included hotels, bars and restaurants, aviation design, exhibitions, and high end residential interiors. 

Clients have included the government of Saudi Arabia. Debbie also designs Furniture offering a truly bespoke interior service as well as developing products with Ross Lovegrove.  

Alongside her professional career she has taught part time across all educational levels in both the public and private sectors as well as delivering specialist courses for companies including British AirwaysThe Foreign Office and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Currently Associate Lecturer at The University of the Arts London & Professor at Syracuse University


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • A 0.5 technical drawing pencil

  • 2h 0.5 drawing leads for tech pencil

  • A 45 degree set square (approx 250 - 300mm in size)

  • A Scale ruler with scales including 1:20, 1:25, 1:50, 1:75, 1:125

  • An eraser

  • Glue Stick

  • Pair of Scissors

  • Roll of 25mm masking tape

  • An interiors magazines of choice, such as Elle Decoration

Most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.

Available dates