3. Develop plans, elevations and 3-D drawings. Now that you've got a plan you love, let your designer really detail it out. Drawings will help you visualize what the cabinetry will look like. Note on the plans and drawings where spices, pots and pans, silverware and utensils will go. At this stage, it's not just about the practical and functional. This is where you get to be more artistic. Cabinet design is a bit like modernist art because it's all about the rectangles and squares of cabinet doors, and the way they relate and intersect. The proportions of doors and the scale of three doors next to each other, rather than two, make all the difference in making a kitchen look dynamic and interesting.