There should be no such thing as a cookie cutter approach when it comes to kitchen design. Each customer brings a unique set of preferences to the table. Many have seen photos on social media or kitchen remodels on TV that have offered inspiration.
Individual personalities also steer style choice; some like bold and colorful while others are drawn to a more neutral palette and minimalist design.
We enjoy capturing those visions and bringing them to life.
Identifying the best layout for a kitchen requires thoughtful planning. Our designers want to understand a client’s kitchen routine and what they hope to achieve with their remodel. Early in the design process, we walk them through a remodel survey. This guides us as we develop an overall flow, determine the ideal placement for appliances, and offer the custom features that will be the most conducive for them.
For example, we discuss what is working well in the current kitchen and what absolutely needs to change. We learn how many people are typically in the space at once. If they like to entertain, will the guests be in the kitchen helping with food preparation or sitting nearby to chat?
It’s also helpful to know the height of the primary cook, whether right or left-handed, and if there are physical limitations to consider. Are meals typically made “from scratch” or is “heating and seating” more common? Of course, we always talk about how we can maximize storage!
To help illustrate how our tailor-made spaces have played out, here is a peek at a few of our recent remodels:
There’s no need to stay within one style when choosing your aesthetic. In this design, the mix of contemporary, farmhouse, and traditional elements create an overall transitional feel. We used contemporary light fixtures, cabinet hardware and zellige backsplash tile. Farmhouse touches were the apron front sink, and white oak shiplap detailing on the oven hood. These selections blended seamlessly with the traditional sink faucet and shaker cabinetry. The spacious island provides plenty of counter space for baking, homework, eating and family gatherings. What an ideal, open format for those who enjoy entertaining!
An appliance garage was designed to provide this family with a tidy spot to place all the small appliances that had accumulated over the years. Pocket doors were selected to allow for it to remain open and not impede the kitchen flow.
The kitchen range can sometimes be the focal point for those who love to cook and bake. Talk about a range! This professional grade selection was the perfect choice for a cooking enthusiast. It’s 48” wide, features a double oven, 8 burners and a griddle. It is all gas and used no electronic parts.
Although designed for convenience, large kitchen appliances are often heavy and dominate precious counterspace. This mixer lift was a great answer to both of those problems. Not only that, the cabinet outlet allows it to remain plugged in while stowed.
Pets are part of the family too! Incorporating a pet feeding station in the kitchen keeps bowls handy, but out of sight. This nifty bowl stand slides into the cabinet base and releases easily with a toe kick mechanism.
Not everyone needs seating incorporated in their island. Because this customer had plenty of room for meals in the kitchen nook and dining room, they opted for storage on each side of their island in lieu of a bar. A soft grey is a subtle shift that sets the island apart and gives the room added dimension.
Counter clutter is a common dilemma. Some of our clients are requesting charging drawers to keep their phones and electronics off the countertop. This also keeps them out of the way of those occasional spills.
No two kitchens are alike. There are a wide array of style preferences, priorities and needs. Working with the right designer can help navigate your journey to your dream kitchen by helping you find what’s right for you.