Kitchen With Walnut Counter
Kitchen With Walnut Counter Before
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 the chicken rule to all of our kitchen designs. That is I imagine taking a chicken out of the refrigerator, washing it, preparing it to be cooked, then putting it in the oven to bake. Since I like vegetables with my baked chicken, that includes preparing them too. If that process in the plan is inconvenient or requires walking all over the kitchen to accomplish, then a redesign is required. A kitchen should be bright and beautiful and inviting, but it must also be efficient to be successful.
The kitchen should also be integrated into the house. It should be designed to take advantage of views, light and the flow of the house. If the kitchen is awkward to approach from the rest of the house, the homeowner will pay for that mistake every day. Ideally, the kitchen should be designed so that it is convenient to bring in groceries, serve dinner, or organize a summer barbeque. Of course, there will be compromises based on the layout of the home or landscape, but those can be minimized with thoughtful design.
Bright Kitchen Before
Stone and Natural Wood Kitchen
Stone and Natural Wood Kitchen Before
Grey Kitchen Before
Low Ceiling Kitchen
Low Ceiling Kitchen Before
White Kitchen Before
Kitchen With Beams
Kitchen With Beams Before
Grey and White Kitchen
Grey and White Kitchen Before
Modern Chef’s Kitchen
Modern Chef’s Kitchen Before
Photos by Rob Karosis Curated Brochure by Crisp Architects: Portfolio
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