Style Recipe: Kitchen Design for the Home Chef

If you’re a home chef (or are lucky enough to live with one!) the kitchen is naturally the heart of your home. In a well-designed chef’s kitchen you’ll want abundant storage, a balance of natural and task lighting, and space planning that emphasizes easy navigation along with cooking and entertaining. Here’s what to consider when working with our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals on the kitchen design for your whole home remodel or new home.

Space Planning
Whether your focus is on family meals, entertaining, or sharing a kitchen with more than one home chef, a professional designer will help you find the smartest solutions for your lifestyle. From the vantage point of the island cooktop in this Bright Hues kitchen for a young family, one can easily interact with guests and enjoy the lovely views. The kitchen and dining area are seamlessly integrated with the rest of the living area, creating an open, modern mood. Horizontal lines serve to underscore the openness of the space.

Inspiring Details
Every kitchen needs the major appliances and ample storage in place. The best kitchen designs include details that inspire home cooks to create new culinary adventures. In this Woodland Modern kitchen, an ebony herb garden planter makes a statement by bringing the greenery of the natural surroundings into the space. The piece required a meticulous design for interior metal liners to ensure water containment. A “disappearing door” to the right of the cooktop hood is a one-of-a-kind element requiring painstaking attention to detail.

Innovative Storage
In this charming Creative Modern Farmhouse kitchen, a rustic barn door in knotty alder conceals a pantry and frames space for a bulletin board where the client can save notes and recipes. The barn door is an imaginative choice that serves a functional purpose while also helping to visually balance the space of the long wall.

Cooking meals at home brings family and friends together to create wonderful memories. Our professional design team can help you design the chef’s kitchen you’ve always dreamed of, a central hub for creativity, family, and fun.