Posts by Mary Kathryn Reese

Kitchen Before and After

This Christopher Peacock-inspired kitchen started with a traditional layout, red brick floor and polished brass hardware. Flow between the kitchen and adjacent rooms was awkward due to small passageways and flourescent lighting lacked the warmth the homeowners wanted.

Dallas Area Kitchen Showroom Remodel

Our remodeling expertise is usually applied to our clients’ kitchens, bathrooms and other household spaces. For the past several weeks, we’ve had an additional crew busy working on the complete design and remodel of our very own kitchen showroom in the Lakewood area of Dallas. We gutted the showroom, which was originally built in the 1980s, and have begun installation of seven beautiful vignettes showing a variety of styles, cabinet manufacturers, tile selections, countertops, appliances and flooring materials. If you are in the Dallas area, we hope you will stop by…

Kitchen Remodels Integrate Lifestyle into Design (part I)

As with all of our kitchen designs and remodels, the first step of the process is to understand who our client is and how he/she will be using the new space. For one of our clients, who is a professional baker, the function of the kitchen was never more important. After understanding her needs and desires, we designed the space to make baking an easy and integral part of her kitchen.

Free Kitchen Planning Tool

Before we can start any kitchen design and remodel project, we must understand our clients’ needs and how they live in the space(s) to be remodeled. We believe that the best way to get started is with a questionnaire that ensures we don’t miss anything that might be important in helping us understand how to make your space as great as it can be.

Kitchen Brings Outside In

We recently finished a beautiful kitchen that truly brings the outside into their interior living area. The family loved their outdoor spaces, the use of blues and greens and especially their infinity pool. It was clear that we would need some visual cues to literally bring the outside in when designing the kitchen and adjacent living area.

Cool Countertops Bring Color into the Kitchen

While there are many great ways to personalize your kitchen and show off your own style, several recent clients have found counter tops to be their favorite place to add some character. Check out these great kitchen countertops where color is king…

Kitchen Showrooms Bring Great Inspiration

At Kitchen Design Concepts, we believe that an advantage we have over many remodelers, designers and contractors in the area is our bricks-and-mortar showrooms. They allow our Clients to get a feel for us and our work. Our showrooms allows clients to explore the possibilities in terms of materials, photos, storyboards, vignettes and, of course, conversation. With two showrooms in the Dallas area, one in Carrollton and one in Lakewood, we are convenient for our clients whether they live to the northwest or the southeast of Dallas.

Retro Kitchen

They say that all good things come full cycle and that is certainly true for the Retro look of this Dallas kitchen. Inspired by a 50s diner, we were able to re-utilize the clients’ existing diner booths and decoratives. We remodeled the space to make it much more open, added diner-esque stainless steel shelves, incorporated green and blue tiles reminiscent of this time period and even added a retro metal cover to a new refrigerator to round out the look.

Family-Friendly Kitchen

At this home in the Preston Hollow area of Dallas, family life is busy and the kitchen is at the heart of it all. We designed and remodeled this kitchen to be both beautiful and smart in a way that has allowed the whole family to come together in the space.

Kitchen Little

We are often asked if there is anyone we can do with a small kitchen and the answer is a resounding YES! Check out these right-sized kitchens that are both beautiful and smart…