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The First Step to the Perfect Kitchen

June 10, 2014

Start with research.

Great kitchens don’t just happen over a DIY weekend. Most of our customers spend months, even years, dreaming about their perfect kitchen. They gather ideas from home improvement shows, websites like HOUZZ.com, parade of homes, newspapers and magazines, and use them to mold their dream kitchen.

Our homeowners are realists and know that building a brand new kitchen is something they’ll do two or three times in a lifetime. So, each area, from cabinets to floors, deserves careful consideration. After all, what’s more frustration than coming to the end of a project and realizing that you didn’t include a pullout cutting board by the sink, or allow yourself the countertop you really wanted.

Collect ideas and store them in a file folder or on websites like Pinterest or Houzz. Narrowing down your must-have list before meeting with designers and suppliers will save time and money. And speaking of that, estimating an overall budget will help the pros best help you.

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Must haves.

Here are 8 things some customers say they like about today’s kitchens:

  1. Cabinets that go to the ceiling. Gain space and forget about dusting cabinet tops.
  2. Pot fillers. Add convenience to cooking by filling heavy pots with water right where you cook.
  3. Under cabinet lighting. Set a warm tone and stylish atmosphere, plus gain direct light in work zones.
  4. Easy-clean cabinets. A hi-tech finish creates a stain barrier and makes splashes and finger smudges a breeze to wipe down.
  5. Farmhouse sink. They’re beautiful and make a statement with a large basin that even allows you to wash those hand washables. Decorative aprons ad style and eliminate edge dripping while lessening the reach to faucet.
  6. Soft close drawers, full extension hardware. Strong and silent and worth every penny.
  7. Quartz countertops. Made for life, theses tops are durable, non-porous, food grade, maintenance free and beautiful.
  8. Corner drawers. Eliminate the lazy susan that spins items all over and get three drawers with lots of space.