What’s cooking in today’s kitchens? Far more than food! From homework, paying bills and scheduling activities, to listening to music, watching TV, shopping online and even entertaining, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen. That’s why kitchen designs are now about far more than where to store and prep ingredients and cook meals. They’re also about personal style. And that means no more plain vanilla! So what kind of kitchen are you imagining?
Commercial / Efficient
Perfect for home chefs who love everything about food, tools, and the joy of cooking and sharing extraordinary meals. This style borrows elements from commercial kitchens: stainless steel counters, backsplashes and appliances, and a stove (typically gas) with six or more burners, warming drawers and other features. Efficiency is key, so open shelves, a butcher block with knife storage, pullout faucets and pot-filler faucets mounted on a tiled wall over the range are nice additions. A glass-front fridge showcases fresh foods. A practical rack keeps high-quality pots and pans handy, and bar stools are a must so family and guests can gather as dinner is being prepared.