Welcome to the third in our series of “A Kitchen For:” where we are featuring a few of our kitchens and the lifestyles of the owners who now enjoy them. As an amateur chef, recipe tester for Cooks Illustrated, and kitchen remodeler, I personally appreciate this kitchen made for a chef. Your lifestyle should dictate the choices you make when designing and remodeling a new kitchen, but I think you’ll agree that there are many features of this kitchen that make it a winner. First, there is a ton of counter space for prepping and plating, many burners and ovens for multiple-pan cooking, and tons of cabinet space…
Next to the cost of a kitchen remodel, one of the most popular questions we get in our kitchen showroom is “How long does the kitchen remodel process usually take?” The short answer for us is 10-12 weeks, but that varies with the scope of the individual project in addition to a few other variables. It is everyone’s hope that the project runs smoothly without any delays, but, with so many moving parts, we expect some surprises and have learned to deal with them efficiently. For example, we might get into a wall and find that there has been damage caused by leaky pipes or unwanted visitors (such as termites). But, no matter the exact situation, we at Kitchen Design Concepts pride ourselves on open and regular communication with our clients so that together we make the right decisions in a timely manner to keep the project humming along. The basic kitchen remodel process consists of the steps below, however, there are many activities that occur at each step, especially in the construction/installation phase.
Ever thought of remodeling your kitchen but didn’t know where to begin? Maybe you just like to dream of beautiful kitchens. Either way, our online photo gallery has hundreds of beautiful photos to inspire you. Organized into three categories – Traditional, Transitional and Modern – you can find the style that suits you or browse all three!
Farm sinks, also called apron-front sinks, date back to the nineteenth century but are perfectly great in the modern kitchens of today. They are typically made of fireclay, which offers a smooth, non-porous surface that won’t rust or dis-color. They are about the size of a double sink, but without the divider, making them popular for cooks who use a lot of large pots. It is also a great solution for those who bake, like our client whose kitchen is featured here. She is a professional baker and this sink allows plenty of room for large baking sheets and bowls. With so many choices in sinks these days, make sure you look around before settling on the same old thing.
I wanted to share a few more photos of the recent remodel of our kitchen showroom located in the Lakewood area of Dallas, Texas. The address is 6322 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75214 – please stop by if you are in the area!