Today's kitchen is much more than a place to prepare daily meals — it's about the look, the experience and the feeling of having a well-designed, professional space. Our architects and designers believe everyone can have a luxury kitchen — one you enjoy coming home to, a room that reflects your tastes and fits your lifestyle and budget.
Our architects newest kitchen designs, challenge the concept of the traditional "work triangle" by taking a fresh approach that focuses on ergonomic workstations to create functional zones for food preparation, cooking, clean up and eating. For example, a freestanding island might be dedicated to food preparation and include storage for utensils and cutting boards and a second, smaller sink used exclusively for food.
Every appliance manufacturer offers a professional and/or designer series so you can easily coordinate your appliances with your kitchen design to create the perfect cook's kitchen. If cooking is an important part of your lifestyle it's worth the investment to choose a luxury appliance line from companies
like — Sub-Zero®, Miele®, Dacor®, Viking®, Thermador® and Bosch®. They are worth every penny when it comes to performance, technology and quality.
For example, Viking's® new Designer Series offers a full line of appliances, which includes three ranges, as well as a selection of refrigeration, ventilation and kitchen cleanup products. The casually styled series features clean lines, beveled knobs and linear handles that will suit a variety of kitchen décors.
You can keep family and friends out of your work zone by setting up a beverage center in a remote corner of the kitchen. Storing your favorite bottles is easy and stylish with GE's Profile® wine and beverage center, which can store up to 12 bottles of wine or 150 cans. The unit features a tinted glass door with stainless steel accents to blend with existing appliances, spill proof glass shelves and interior display lighting. The freestanding beverage center is compact in size, making it an ideal option for the kitchen, wet bar or master suite.
If you do a lot of cooking and entertaining you'll want to make sure that you have a dishwasher that can handle the task of continual cleaning. Amana's® tall tub ENERGY STAR® dishwasher features a roomy interior which provides space for items that are too big for a standard-size tub like pots and pans. An intuitive soil system adjusts wash time based on dish soil levels and a CleanPlate® feature eliminates the need to pre-wash dishes by using high water pressure.
Another smart dishwasher worth checking out is by Bosch®. With a simply push of the button, select 500 and 800 series dishwashers from Bosch® have an EcoAction® option that reduces energy usage by up to 25% when selected. It also features an EcoSense® wash management system that uses an infrared light to sense how dirty your dishes are and customizes the appropriate wash cycle to conserve water.
A welcome addition to any cook's kitchen is to mount a pot filler faucet to your wall or countertop so you never have to carry a pot full of water to your cooktop again.
Another great amenity is warming drawers, which keep cooked and baked foods at the perfect temperature until you're ready to serve them. Most are about the size of an oversized cabinet drawer so it's easy to integrate into your kitchen design.
One of the biggest kitchen design trends remains homeowners desire for high-end appliances that are efficient, convenient, easy to clean and maintain, stylish and able to multi-task to promote healthy and gourmet dishes. This is just a sampling of some of the great products available to create your dream kitchen.