Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Kitchen For: The Heart of Your Home

The kitchen is quickly becoming the most important room in the house. As families choose to stay in for dinner and entertainment instead of going out, kitchens are becoming more casual. These casual settings are the backdrop for quality time with the family, dinner parties with friends, and children working on their homework. These reasons are exactly what prompted this family to make their kitchen the center of their home.

The architecture and decor of homes today are incorporating a more open and modern approach to living. This kitchen allows for someone to prepare a meal while still being close to their family members and guests.

Creating a kitchen centered floor plan is the perfect opportunity to update flooring, cabinetry, and appliances.

For more information on this shift in kitchen design and how we achieved this casual yet sophisticated look read our article in House & Home.

A Kitchen For: The Best Bang For Your Buck

Home and Garden Television’s show, Bang For Your Buck, highlighted three Dallas-area remodels. Receiving top honors was this Coppell kitchen designed by Kitchen Design Concepts. This Tuscan inspired kitchen is projected to add about $72,000 to the value of their home! In addition to boasting an 80% return on their investment, host of the show Vern Yip praises the design saying it is “the perfect marriage of function and aesthetics.”

The mix of complimentary materials, use of commercial-grade appliances, large teak island, and the new windows and french doors were just a few of the elements that put this kitchen over the top.

This kitchen is home to a skilled hobby chef and special attention was paid to her needs when creating this space. A marble baking slab and a hands-free sink were incorporated for beautiful functionality for someone who bakes almost everyday. The large central island has become a favorite place for neighborhood kids to sample cookies.

A kitchen upgrade is one of the most reliable investments that can increase the value of your home. “In this economic climate, now more than ever, homeowners want to know that the money they’re investing is wisely spent” Jennifer Sherrill. For more information on this story visit our article!

A Kitchen For: The Dogs

We started this series with A Kitchen For: Kids and now we bring you a kitchen for man’s best friend. That’s right, we designed this kitchen with our four-legged friends in mind. This kitchen had to withstand the constant wear and tear of the home-owners four dogs. This dog-friendly and easy to clean kitchen has details and finishes that coordinate with the remainder of the house. The simple, clean look uses contemporary materials while maintaining a soft look.

Pet-friendly materials were used to endure playful canine paws and wagging tails. We used hardwood floors with a wax finish, washable flat paint, and buffed stainless steal legs on the island. White subway tiles were used for the backsplash and a stainless steel range backsplash with a sunrise pattern.

A large corner cabinet with a lazy susan houses the dog food and medications. All of the dog related items are out of view but still close at hand.

The gorgeous organic color palette and thoughtful design is sure to make this home-owner and their furry friends happy. For more information on this wonderful kitchen check out our article in House and Home and People + Places!

A Kitchen For: The Great Outdoors

Your backyard can be an extension of your living space. If you enjoy spending time outside, then you’ll love what we’ve done with this outdoor kitchen! This summer, this space can be perfect for entertaining or act as your own personal retreat. This kitchen is set up with amazing tile, materials, and state-of-the-art appliances to complement this beautiful Spanish Mediterranean home.

This space is comfortable and inviting, extending the style and feel of the indoor living space. The continuity of the design makes using this space easy and convenient. The detail in the tile gives the look of luxury and accents the natural materials used throughout.

For more inspiration and images of some fabulous spaces outside the kitchen, check out our image gallery!