5 Islands (Not in the Pacific)

We have designed many kitchen islands and every one is a little different.  Oh sure, there are similarities between them all, but the differences are easy to find.  Some islands have sinks, some have seating, a few have stoves, and most are within the very important work triangle of the kitchen.

At a recent client meeting many of those features were discussed and we also puzzled over the best material for the countertops.  It is not uncommon to change the […]

One White Kitchen

White kitchen cabinets always remind me of the beautiful butlers’ pantries in turn of the century great estates.  Tall cabinet doors and glass panes and solid hardware made a functional yet stunning place to work.  White kitchen cabinets never seem to go out of style-and if they do, it is easy to change the color.  In my own kitchen, we have changed the wall colors several times, but never changed the white cabinets.  Almost any counter and floor material […]

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Kitchen Renovation

A new kitchen can be one of the most dramatic changes to a home and a homeowner’s lifestyle.  When my wife and I renovated our kitchen, we went from wincing every time we cooked a meal to really loving to spend time there.  The new kitchen is the heart of our home.  It is where our family eats breakfast, does homework, gathers with friends and of course cooks.
The layout of a kitchen is critical to its function.  I apply […]

In the Kitchen

One of my favorite times in the kitchen is Saturday afternoon, all by myself, making a big mess preparing Creole and Cajun dishes. Whether I’m trying to cook my roux(flour and oil) to the perfect nutty brown for Gumbo, or making a simple pot of Red Beans and Rice, it is my place to unwind and anticipate the good food to come. At our home like most of the homes we design, the kitchen is the heart of the […]