What Are the Elements of a Designer Kitchen?

The Kitchen Master | September 22, 2015

Substitute the word custom for designer and you’ll be on target for understanding how kitchen trends can shape preferences and influence the way a modern kitchen is born. It’s All About You — and achieving a well-defined space to fulfill your needs, wishes, preferences and ways of working.
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A designer kitchen will:

  • Be functional as well as pretty to look at
  • Include a floor plan that meets your personal preferences and your family’s needs
  • Have a logical plan for food preparation and cleanup
  • Include workable surfaces, logical traffic patterns and sufficient storage
  • Feature the appliances you choose to conform to your lifestyle
  • Use materials and finishes that are easy to clean and that will stand up to long-term use
  • Be designed with your budget in mind

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How to Work With a Kitchen Designer

Even though a designer kitchen is a testament to the professional skills of the designer, it is more a reflection of you. Working with a designer requires collaboration, honesty and a desire to be different. Rather than simply finding a place for the range, the sink and the refrigerator, and supplying ample counter and cabinet space, the designer kitchen may not have the traditional work triangle. It might look more like a den than a laboratory; you and your designer might decide to eliminate upper cabinets completely, and you might hide the “working elements” behind doors or even in a separate room.

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Determining Your Kitchen’s Style and Function

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Kitchens have evolved over the decades from hideaway spaces meant for serious business to gathering spots that accommodate a wide variety of family activities. They can be sleek and sophisticated, or warm and cozy. Your idea of the perfect kitchen can be one that is completely integrated with a great room or a sliver of space that is as efficient as a galley on a sailing vessel. You might even want a mini-kitchen in a game room or an expansive outdoor kitchen. It’s all up to you. Whether you want multiple refrigerators, dishwashers, sinks and cooking centers — or only a two-burner cooktop and a combination microwave/convection oven, the kitchen that is perfect for you requires some thought, planning, and organizing.

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Partnering with Experts to Make Your Designer Kitchen Come True

The Kitchen Master team of certified designers has a wealth of experience to bring your vision to life. We have a history of pleasing clients in the Western suburbs — we’ve been doing it for many years and we have built our reputation through hard work, great design and complete customer satisfaction. We’ll be happy to discuss your ideas at our 4,000-square-foot Naperville showroom or schedule a consultation with one of our certified kitchen designers at your home.
Start to shape your dream by exploring the variety of great kitchen designs online, as well as in books and magazines. We’ll help you refine your ideas, and then we’ll work with you until the construction is complete. Let’s make your designer kitchen a reality.

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