It wasn’t until I started cooking regularly that I realized I had been taking my kitchen sink for granted. Previously, my only bonding time with the kitchen sink had been living in an apartment with no dishwasher (never again). Now that I had decided to eat more than instant ramen noodles and anything microwavable, I had discovered the delicate balance between the chef and the kitchen sink. Suddenly I had more than just flatware and cereal bowls to pile into my twin-sided stainless steel tub. Muffin tins, cutting boards, blender tops, crock pots, wine glasses – my dirty dishes are varied and my sink is too small!
So I can officially say that I appreciate a good kitchen sink. I’ve also learned that a “good” kitchen sink depends on individual lifestyle. For instance, when my mom had her kitchen remodeled, she kept her twin-sided steel sink but added a second sink on the opposite side of the kitchen. If I were still the social butterfly I was in college, I might go for the curved river sink – a free-form contemporary design that’s perfect for filling with ice and extra drinks while entertaining. Now I just dream about a single basin sink that eliminates the annoying middle divider. Check out some of the stellar sinks Kitchen Design Concepts has worked into their designs – including this heavenly farm sink that’s perfect for filling large pots!
Our intern is Desiree Johnson, a recent journalism graduate and Texas native. The 26-year-old loves painting, her dachshund Munchie and using what she calls her “real, adult-sized kitchen.”
This single dad with young sons requested a “hip” yet functional kitchen. He wanted a space to entertain friends and prepare amazing meals for his children. In order to create a space that reflects this dad’s one-of-a-kind personality, we went with a comfortable and contemporary look. Bold colors, stainless steel accents, and some personal touches were used to give this dad the kitchen of his dreams.
His boys’ names were used in a custom backsplash to add style and make the kitchen their own.
State-of-the-art appliances were installed throughout the kitchen. Including a nearby wine cellar and humidor! A sleek curtain separates the kitchen from the circular breakfast area.
The linear hardware on the cabinetry and the clean, simple lines of the kitchen emphasize the contemporary feel and give this space lots of style.
This unique kitchen was makeover of the month in Home Improvement Magazine. Check out the article here!
Next in our series is a kitchen designed for a family of seven. This beautiful yet functional space is sure to be enjoyed by the entire family. The main focal point of the kitchen is the gorgeous slate wall along the back. The slate tiles cover the entire wall, drawing your eye through the kitchen.
For this family, seating is important. We created a large space perpendicular to the main working island that can accommodate seating for seven. Now the entire family can eat, socialize, and relax in the kitchen at the same time.
This mom loves to cook so we gave her a stainless steel counter-top along the outer walls. This material is durable and easy to clean. Cabinets placed above the work space make finding the right utensils a breeze!
Since this kitchen has minimal wall storage, creative storage solutions were implemented as well as an ample amount of cabinets under the counter-top.
For more kitchen inspiration check out our galleries for traditional, modern, and transitional kitchens!