Creating a Built-in Barbecue

Reference Number: KB-02693
Last Modified: July 21, 2021

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or HomeDesigner Suite


How can I create a built-in barbecue in Home Designer?


Use a variety of cabinets and built-in appliances from the library to create a built-in barbecue using Home Designer.


To set plan defaults

  1. Start by creating a New Plan .

  2. Select Edit> Default Settings from the menu.

  3. Navigate to Cabinets> Base Cabinet, then click the Edit button.

  4. On the General panel of the Base Cabinet Defaults dialog, set the Overhang to 0".

    Setting up the base cabinet defaults to have no overhang.

  5. On the Materials panel, select the Cabinet component, then click on the Select Material button to browse for a new material. In this example, Stacked Stone is used.

    Changing the default base cabinet materials

  6. Remaining on the Materials panel, select the Countertop component, then click on the Select Material button to browse for a new material. In this example, we used Buff-Stone.

  7. Once the defaults have been set, click OK, then click Done.

To place the cabinets for the barbecue

  1. Next, select Build> Cabinet> Base Cabinet  and click in the plan to place base cabinets.

  2. Some cabinets may be different widths than others. To change the width, select the cabinet using the Select Objects  tool, click on the Open Object  edit button, and on the General panel of the Cabinet Specification dialog that displays, increase the Width.

    Changing the width of the base cabinets

  3. Here is how we defined the cabinets in this example.

    Example of how we place the cabinets in the plan


To modify the cabinets

  1. Select one of the cabinets and click on Open Object   edit button.

  2. On the Front panel of the Base Cabinet Specification dialog that displays, click on the drawer in the cabinet preview on the right.

    Deleting the drawer and door on the front of the cabinet 

    • Click the Delete button to remove the drawer.

    • Repeat the process for the door on the cabinet

    • Once the door and drawer have been removed from the cabinet, click on the open area and change the Item Type from Opening to Blank Area.

      Changing the cabinet front from opening to blank area

To place the barbecue

  1. Select View> Library Browser , then find the barbecue grill in the library by doing a search for BBQ.

    In this example the BBQ (built-in, gas) was used.

  2. Once you have found the barbecue, select it and then click on the cabinet to place it in the plan .

    The barbecue is placed in a cabinet on the plan

  3. You're now ready to continue customizing your barbecue area using additional cabinetry and items from the Library Browser.