Pig House Cabinets | Eric Johnson
The simple things are often overlooked in designing a kitchen; it is easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest novelties and accessories, which can distract from the basics. The first step in making a great cooking kitchen is as simple as appliance placement. From the beginning of the design phase, installing appliances in the most functional places is key. Gourmet cooking requires many steps and phases, which can be made so much easier by having appliances in the best locations. Next, make sure that the storage location for utensils coordinates with the workspace you plan to use them in. In my opinion, elevating a kitchen is all about planning and designing a workspace that is streamlined for you.
Classic Cabinetry | Kris Keith
Transforming kitchens into ones fit for a chef means creating clutter-free, purposeful spaces. Minimizing steps between prep, sink, and cooking stations maximizes efficiency. Pantries or larders close by keep dry goods and small appliances both organized and handy. Internal accessories to store utensils, spices, trays, and cooking items minimize countertop clutter, maintain organization, and allow for immediate accessibility. Reducing open cabinets and shelving further enhances a clean, uncluttered space. Finally, the larger the sink, the better. Large sinks that include culinary tools such as cutting boards, garnish boards, utensil caddies, and serving boards transform ordinary prep and cleanup sinks into next-level cooking, serving, or entertaining workstations.