Gourmet Kitchens

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Functional and Chic


1. A variety of features elevate this kitchen’s impressive cabinetry, much of which is flat panel maple wood coated in white icing paint. A combination of wall cabinets, floating shelves, and drawers complete with cutlery dividers maximize the space and take into account the room’s varied ceiling heights. Knotty alder wood cabinets with a harvest bronze ebony glaze bring a rustic warmth to the room.


2. Vertical tray dividers above the oven and roll-outs in the buffet area make organizing and accessing important items a breeze. Two separate trash receptacles built into the buffet area accommodate cleanup and entertaining, while an appliance garage to the right keeps clunky items off of the counters.


3. The kitchen’s expansive island, complete with a farmhouse sink, truly makes the room an ultimate gathering place. Six stools tuck neatly beneath an overhang, allowing family and friends to participate in crafting a meal. To one side of the seating is an extra-deep cabinet, designed to easily store large mixing bowls, stock pots, and oversized platters.


4. Fantasy brown granite countertops with eased edges provide ample room for cooking. Meanwhile, 2×8-inch Loft tiles in gloss white create a homey backsplash bringing more light into the room.   


5. State-of-the-art appliances are scattered throughout the kitchen. A Subzero 30-inch fridge and 24-inch freezer blend in with the existing cabinetry. The appliance lineup is completed with a Wolf 30-inch wall oven, warming drawer, drop down door microwave, and 36-inch range complemented by a shiplap hood. An Asko dishwasher provides the perfect cleaning solution after an evening of cooking and entertaining.


Cabinetry: Classic Cabinetry

Cabinetry Design: Kris Keith, Classic Cabinetry

Appliances, Lighting and Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson

Builder: Dream Builders

Countertops and Tile: Stone Source, Inc.

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Photos by Philip Slowiak


Warm and Welcoming


1. Stunning white marble countertops with refined gray veining cover the kitchen and provide a brightness in the room. These elegant countertops offer a timeless element while providing a naturally cool work surface for various tasks.


2. The centerpiece of this sophisticated kitchen is a large, marble-topped island, which makes prepping a delicious meal or entertaining numerous guests a breeze. With a table-style overhang, the area is able to accommodate spacious chairs for four people.


3. Traditional white cabinetry wraps the kitchen. The cabinets efficiently use space by stretching all the way to the ceiling. A set of four small glass panel cabinets are set to the right of the fridge, allowing the homeowner to personalize this space with decorative flair.


4. High-end, stainless-steel appliances complete the space and are organized to provide a seamless traffic flow throughout the kitchen.


5. Rustic lantern light fixtures hang above the island and provide a sense of nostalgia and warmth. They simultaneously accentuate the room’s inviting lineup of whites and grays.


Countertops: Stone Source, Inc.

Builder: McCoy Homes Inc.

Cabinetry: Dakota Concepts

Floors: Kenworthy Hardwood Flooring

Tile: A&H Flooring Center and Louisville Tile

Trim: East Chattanooga Lumber & Supply Co.

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Photos by Philip Slowiak


Minimal and Modern


1. With its sleek and efficient white perimeter cabinets and meticulously planned custom-stained, white oak drawers, this kitchen offers ample storage space. Well-thought-out cabinetry and drawers make cooking easy while supporting natural movement throughout the kitchen. Sliding drawers, within the drawers, quietly store pots and pans. Chopping blocks and knife inserts are accessible but hidden, creating a gourmet – and beautiful – kitchen.


2. Light gray quartz countertops mimic concrete and help to maintain a minimalist aesthetic. Complementing the light colors used throughout the kitchen, these countertops are low maintenance and durable. With generous counter space, this kitchen is able to accommodate two full sinks – one for prep and one for cleanup – and allows enough space for the entire family to be involved in creating a meal.


3. A streamlined island is the centerpiece of the kitchen and delivers ample space. The island easily seats six people, which provides plenty of room for the family’s everyday meals. An induction cooktop is a chef favorite and allows family and friends to easily gather while delicious meals are prepared.


4. State-of-the-art appliances are found throughout the kitchen and are installed with precision. With three ovens that sit flush with the wall, this kitchen has numerous cooking options and can support a feast. A built-in microwave and gourmet coffee maker also provide a crisp and clean aesthetic with impressive form and function.


5. Open to the living and dining room, this kitchen’s layout makes it the heart of the home. A shiplapped, passthrough countertop connects the kitchen to a dining area while helping define each space. A seamless flow throughout all three spaces is supported by the matching palette of grays and warm whites. The connection is also accentuated by the same white oak flooring, stained in a custom pale shade, which runs throughout.


Cabinetry: Scarlett’s Cabinetry

Home Design: Jackie Howard, Scarlett’s Cabinetry

Appliances: Ferguson

Countertops and Tile: The Tile Store

Plumbing and Lighting Fixtures: Ferguson

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Photos by Nathalie Dupré


Elegant and Bright


1. Handmade Sonoma tiles line the kitchen with an aesthetically pleasing crackle glaze. Sonoma accent tiles in the Canlis design form a rectangle over the range, adding depth and texture to a muted color scheme of whites
and grays.


2. This open concept kitchen brings together the entire family and allows for effortless entertaining. The island evokes a welcoming table look with furniture-style legs supporting the overhang. It provides the necessary space for large, comfortable barstools and transforms the kitchen into a hub of conversation or the ideal homework spot.


3. Soft white cabinetry draws the eye throughout the kitchen with clean lines and a simple door style. The cabinetry is finished all the way to the ceiling to maximize storage and take advantage of the room’s tall ceilings. A custom floating range hood, surrounded by hand-glazed tile, matches the cabinetry perfectly, featuring the same shaker-style trim.


4. Light-colored quartz countertops with subtle gray veining accent the cabinets perfectly. The countertops keep the kitchen light and airy while providing a durable and low-maintenance workspace. 


5. Unique light fixtures over the island gleam with a warm gray-washed finish supplying a refreshed take on more traditional lantern fixtures. Their warm undertone ties into the accents of champagne gold in the kitchen faucet, bringing the entire kitchen together and elevating the cohesive design.


Tile: Louisville Tile

Barstools: Cochran Furniture

Builder: RiverBirch Homes

Cabinetry: Timberland Cabinetry Co.

Countertops: Kitchen & Bath Center, LLC

Interior Designer: Katie Pratt Designs

Lighting Fixtures: The Lighting Gallery

Plumbing Fixtures: Noland Co.

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Urban and Polished


1. This expansive kitchen is a chef’s dream come true. The thoughtful custom cabinetry design shares a panoramic view enjoyed while cooking. Stained white oak cabinets with slab doors, a high-gloss acrylic veneer, and brushed nickel hardware provide a sleek aesthetic supporting the room’s modern European style. Deep drawers with customized interior components offer ideal storage solutions.


2. Sitting in between the white oak cabinets along the back wall are two rows of white acrylic cabinets. These cabinets offer functionality with push-open doors and bring a touch of brightness to the room.


3. Across the room is, not one, but two efficient islands perfect for entertaining or making a meal. The larger of the two islands features a galley sink with two faucets and a two-tiered countertop. The lower countertop is quartz, and the custom-built, bar-height counter is crafted from walnut. Even more elements come out to play with this island’s cabinetry, which boasts a stainless-steel finish on the front and white oak finish on the back.


4. The second island, in a white finish, features a two-inch, stainless-steel countertop with the same white acrylic cabinetry used along the back wall. Together, the two islands create a layout that makes cooking for two a breeze. 


5. Customization throughout
the kitchen adds to the sophistication of the cooking space. The galley sink on the larger island features a built-in sliding cutting board for easy prep and cleanup. Meanwhile, a knife block is built into the countertops, and several pull-out drawers help homeowners effortlessly store larger pots and pans.


Cabinetry: Norcia Fine Cabinetry

Cabinetry design: Mike Norcia, Norcia Fine Cabinetry

Wooden Countertop: Norcia Fine Cabinetry

Appliances: Ferguson

Countertops: Stone Source, Inc.

Galley Sink: Classic Cabinetry

Kitchen Design: Laura Hertle, Laura Hertle Designs and Monica Phipps, Monica Phipps Interiors

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