Architectural Kitchen Design Project - Countertops & Backsplashes, Door & Drawer Front Styles, And Kitchen Appliances (3 of 4)



In this lesson the students will be led in a brainstorming/discovery session on the following principles of residential kitchen design: countertops & Back Splashes, Door and Drawer Front Styles and Kitchen Appliances. A powerpoint presentation on the most popular countertop materials will be presented along with a hand out for the students to complete during the presentation. The instructor should have as many material samples - as possible - available to show to the students during this presentation. Obtain them from local cabinet shops, your wood shop program, Home Depot, Lowes, (etc.). The students will be taken on a virtual tour of a large Cabinet Door and Drawer Front manufacturers web site to model possible choices for their "Architectural Kitchen Design Project."

Lesson Time

1 class period
55 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
Grade Levels
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (7)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to identfy and understand the pros and cons of the 10 most popular countertop materials.
  • Students will be able to identfy and understand differnet cabinet door and drawer front styles and material selection.

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