Placing Multiple Appliances in a Single Cabinet in Home Designer Pro

Reference Number: KB-00063
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

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I want to have a wall oven and a warming drawer in the same full height cabinet. How can I do this?


Home Designer Pro has a feature that allows a single cabinet to  have multiple appliances inserted.

Stacked appliances are typically placed into full height cabinets. To create a full height cabinet, select Build> Cabinet> Full Height Cabinet from the menu and click somewhere in the plan to place it.

To modify height and width of the cabinet

  1. Use the Select Objects toolto select the cabinet then click the Open Object edit button to display the Full Height Cabinet Specification dialog.

  2. On the General panel, specify the Height, Width, Depth and Floor to Bottom values for the cabinet.

    • In this example, the width has been adjusted to 33".

Create additional sections to the cabinet by adding new face items.

To add sections to the cabinet

  1. On the Front panel of the Full Height Cabinet Specification dialog click on the top cabinet and change the Item Height to 12 3/4".

  2. Click the Add New button to add additional sections to our cabinet.

    Note: Clicking  'Add New' will insert a new Face Itembelow the currently selected item.  If there is no current selection,the new Face Item will be added to the bottom.

  3. In the New Cabinet Face Item dialog, set the Item Type and the Item Height and press OK.

    • In this example a 55 9/16" Appliance and a 12 11/16" Appliance has been added.

  4. Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to re-order the sections as necessary.

To ensure that Face Item heights always equal the total cabinet front  height, the program automatically adjusts the bottom Face Item as changesare made elsewhere. This means you should start editing Face Items at the top and work down.

Once new face items have been added it is easy to select which appliances are placed.

To modify individual sections to have different appliances

  1. Click on the Face Item that needs modified to select it and then click the Library button.

  2. In the Select Library Object dialog, browse the library and choose the desired appliance to insert.

    • In this example the ChefSeries Wall Oven and the ChefSeries Warming Drawer were chosen. These items are located in Home Designer Core Catalogs> Architectural> Appliances> Wall Ovens.