Kitchen & Bath Design Software

Kitchen and Bath Design is a specialty at Chief Architect. We focus on providing the best software tools for professional kitchen and bath designers: automatic floor plan and wall elevation dimensions, an extensive manufacturer catalog (cabinets, appliances, fixtures, doors, windows, materials), best‑in‑class 3D rendering, ease‑of‑use that makes design intuitive with an extensive how‑to video training system. If your project extends beyond the kitchen or bath, no problem, Chief Architect is the top‑rated software for full residential home design.

A Kitchen Design

Kitchens - A smarter design software

Smart cabinet tools make it easy to create any custom cabinet style — framed, frameless or shaped. Why are more kitchen and bath designers using Chief Architect? It's flexible, easy and intuitive. Take a look at the process with our kitchen design time-lapse and learn more about kitchen remodeling. Chief Architect offers powerful kitchen design software tools including:

  • Wall elevations and cross sections
  • Floor plan dimensions and annotations
  • Schedules — cabinets, appliances, fixtures, doors, and windows
  • 3D renderings with 10 options from line drawing to watercolor
Chief Architect uses the NKBA design guidelines for dimensions - National Kitchen and Bath Association logo

Use Chief Architect to take NKBA certification exams.

Kitchen design plan set with floor plan, wall elevations, 3D rendering and cabinet schedule. Watch how-to kitchen design time-lapse video Play

B Bath Design

Elevations, floor plans & 3D renderings

Designing or remodeling a new bath? Chief Architect's software tools provide for floor planning, 3D rendering, elevations and construction drawings. See the process in action with our bathroom time‑lapse video. Further, Chief Architect offers easy‑to‑use bath design software tools with the ability to:

  • Create any style of cabinet or vanity with smart cabinet objects
  • Choose from an extensive catalog of cabinet doors, drawers, colors, and styles — both manufacturer, name-brand, and custom
  • Create custom countertops, backsplashes, showers, and tub platforms
  • Automatically dimension wall elevations and floor plans per NKBA dimension standards
  • Experiment with fixture and material options
  • Create cabinet and fixture schedules
  • Export 3D renderings and 360° panoramic renderings
Main bathroom design plans with elevations, floor plan, 3D rendering, and material options. Watch how-to bathroom time-lapse video

C Cabinets & Kitchen Islands

Smart cabinet tools

Smart cabinet tools make it easy to create any style from bath vanities to kitchen islands. You can easily resize, shape, and group cabinets as they bump, merge and form automatic countertops. Place and arrange your cabinets in 2D, 3D, or elevation views. Change countertops, door & drawer styles, wood species, stain, or paint colors using a Material Painter for cabinet options. Created a favorite cabinet configuration or island? Save that cabinet grouping to the library for future use. You can even save an entire kitchen or bath cabinet grouping with accessories to your Library!

D Appliances & Fixtures

Design with popular name brands

The key to any kitchen and bath project is having a variety of appliances and fixtures. You can download a number of name‑brand or custom appliances and fixtures free from Chief Architect's 3D Library. And, if you need more, easily import 3D objects and symbols from manufactures or 3D websites. Resize any appliance and fixture for custom projects.

3D symbol appliances for kitchen and bath design - refrigerator, washer, dryer, built-in oven, cook hood and oven range


3D symbol bathroom fixtures - apron sink, vessel sink, pedestal sink, freestanding bathtub


E Dimensions & Wall Elevations

Plans that follow NKBA standards

3D renderings and virtual tours of kitchens and baths often sell the project to your client. Yet, floor plan and dimension details are required to build the project. Automatic floor plan and wall elevation dimensions per National Kitchen and Bath Association standards make it easy to create the detail needed for building permits and subcontractors. See more plan set examples in our Sample Plans and Projects.

ADA Accessible bathroom design plan set with wall elevation view, floor plan, 3D rendering, and construction details. Watch ADA bathroom virtual tour Play