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Kitchen Planning Questionnaire
A questionnaire geared to provide information we can use to design a kitchen ideally suited for your family.

Family and Lifestyle

1. Number of family members:      
2. Number and approximate ages of family members:
__ infants __ young children
__ teens __ 20 to 30 yrs
__ 31 to 40 yrs __ 41 to 50 yrs
__ 51 to 60 yrs      __ 61 to 70 yrs
__ 70+ 
3. If your family has young children, will they be using the kitchen frequently?
   __ Yes    __ No
4. How long do you plan on living in the home you are remodeling/building?
  __ 1 to 5 yrs      __ 6 to 10 yrs
__ 11 to 20 yrs   __ 20+
5. Where does your family eat its meals?
  __ Kitchen    __ Dining Room
__ Other:________________
6. Where will your family eat after you remodel/build? 
  __ Kitchen    __ Dining Room
__ Other:________________
7. Do you require a kitchen table or would you be willing to explore other options if a design could be improved?
  __ A kitchen table is required
__ Preferred but open to other options
__ Not necessary
8. What other activities will take place in your new kitchen?
__ Laundry __ Homework __ Watching TV
__ Paying Bills __ Sewing __ Computer Center
__ Other:
9. After your remodel/build will you entertain  frequently?     
__ Yes    __ No 
If Yes...What is your entertainment style?
__ formal    __ informal
Do you have large or small gatherings?
__ over 10 people or __ under 10 people 
Do your guests help you in the kitchen 
when you entertain?
 __ Yes    __ No
10. How do you shop?
__ For the week     	
__ For each meal   
__ Buy non-perishable items in bulk 
__ Buy in bulk and freeze
If you buy in bulk, do you require
storage in the kitchen for all or 
most of these items?
__ Yes    __ No

Cooking Style

1. Who is the primary cook?
2. Is the primary cook
  __ left handed or __ right handed? 
3. How tall is the primary cook?
4. What is the primary cook's cooking style? 
__ Gourmet Meals  __ Family Meals
__ Quick & Simple Meals __ Baking 
__ Bringing Meals Home __
5. What does the primary cook prefer?
  __ No one else in the kitchen while preparing meals.
__ A helper in the kitchen when preparing meals.
__ Family or friends visiting during meal preparation. 
6. Does the primary cook have any physical limitations?
  __ Yes __ No 
7. Who is the secondary cook?
  __ left handed or __ right handed? 
8. How tall is the secondary cook? ________ 
9. Do the secondary and primary cook prepare meals
together?   __ Yes __ No 
10. What are the secondary cook's responsibilities?
__ Preparing side dishes __ Clean up
__ Assist in preparing main course  __  
11. Does the secondary cook have any physical 

Design and Style

1. What are your color preferences for your new kitchen?
2. Are there colors you would not want in your new 
3. Have you created a scrapbook of notes, photos, and ideas that you would like to use in your new kitchen?
  __ Yes    __ No 
4. If a design could be greatly improved, would you be willing to make structural changes? 
(i.e. moving windows, doors, and walls)
  __ Yes __ No 
5. What do you like about your current kitchen? 
6. What do you dislike about your current kitchen? 
7. Do you require a recycling center in your kitchen? 
  __ Yes    __ No
  If Yes... How many items do you need to sort? ___
8. Will you be keeping your existing appliances? 
Dishwasher: __ existing __ new
Refrigerator: __ existing __ new
Oven/Range:  __ existing __ new
9. What is your style preference for your new kitchen? 
  __ contemporary    __ formal
__ country             __ traditional

Time and Budget

1. When would you like to begin your project?
2. When would you like your project completed?
3. If you are building, is the kitchen in your contract?
__ Yes    __ No 
4. Do you have a budget for this project?
__ Yes:  $ ________________ 
__  No

General Information

1. Name:
2. Address:
3. City/ State/ Zip:
4. Home Phone:
5. Work Phone:
6. Fax:
7. New Home Address:
8. City/ State/ Zip:
9. Builder Name (if applicable):
10. Contact Name:
11. Phone:
12. Fax:
13. Architect Name (if applicable):
14. Contact Name:
15. Phone:
16. Fax:
17. Interior Designer Name (if applicable):
18. Contact Name:
19. Phone:
20. Fax:

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