Tahani Places First with Her Kitchen Inspired by a Custom 52″ Range.

Our designer used the range as the centerpiece, opened up the kitchen to the adjacent sunroom, and selected cabinetry, appliances, and fittings and fixtures that would create interest and variety as the kitchen is viewed from different angles.

By Jake Murray

Tahani Share places first in the Chief Architect Kitchen/Bath & Interior Design Contest. She has a background in CAD and now uses Chief Architect as her go-to software for kitchen and bath remodels.

Tahani Share places first in the Chief Architect Kitchen/Bath & Interior Design Contest with her kitchen design.

“My work at Landis Architects/ Builders involves designing additions to existing structures and remodeling interior and exterior spaces in existing homes. Almost every project requires redesigning a kitchen and at least one bathroom. We started using 3D software four years ago. I am part of a team of 5 designers with architectural backgrounds. We now use Chief Architect, AutoCAD Architecture, Sketchup, and Revit. When I design a kitchen or a bathroom, my go-to software is Chief Architect. It’s easy to use, make changes and develop detailed construction drawings. The 3D visualizations are beautiful, clear and quite convincing. They allow me to present my designs efficiently and get faster feedback from the clients. But that’s not all. Designing in 3D changed the whole design process. It also changed my approach to design. I now not only think about the space and form in 3D. I think about every little detail in 3D. Chief helps me explore the size, scale, proportion, color and texture of these details.”

My tip to every designer using any software: You make the drawings not the software. Make the software work for you.

“With my background in CAD, in the beginning the challenge with Chief Architect was to make the 2D drawings look as crisp, clean and clutter free as those done in CAD. At this point, through managing the program’s defaults, changing the settings, and adjusting layers visibilities, we can produce accurate and clear construction drawings just as I did in CAD.”

Winning Design

Thank you Tahani for sharing how you use Chief Architect in your business. We hope to see more great design work from you in the future!



Can you send me some sample project file with metric system?

Chief Architect

Hello Farhad, unfortunately, we don’t have a sample file for Tahani’s design. Thank you for your inquiry.

Mike Carter

Thanks for sharing the 3D rendering of Tahani’s kitchen design. I’m pretty new to the software but noticed something that I’ve been struggling with here. How do I build an oversized kitchen island with a seating area like Tahani’s with cabinets under the range side, a sink in the island, dishwasher, etc. My real question is: Do I need to build knee walls for the seating area to support the countertop so it’s not “floating” in design? How do I create a custom countertop of all one piece across the entire length and width of the island? Thanks in advance for any advice. ps- I love the software thus far!

Chief Architect

Hello Mike,

We are so glad you are loving the software! As far as your kitchen island design goes, we recommend contacting a professional. Many designers have an hourly consultation option that is helpful for questions on functionality as well as narrowing down design choices.

Hope you found this helpful,

Chief Architect Sales

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