Our understanding and expectation of what goes into great kitchen design is influenced by many things, including the homes we grew up in, the kitchens we visit, our travels, and the media we consume. House Beautiful recently connected with Ted Allen, host of the very popular cooking show Chopped, and got his insights on what’s truly important in kitchen design.
Some of his ideas are definitely in alignment with the fundamentals of good kitchen design. He, like many of our clients, has a classic older home that he’s updating to suit his family’s personal preferences. He wants a kitchen that’s highly functional but also good looking, suitable for entertaining and a style statement.
Here in Weston, many of our clients are passionate, if not professional, cooks. They devote a lot of time and energy to their kitchen renovation projects because they know they are going to be spending a significant amount of time working in their new kitchen. Likewise, there are many families who need attractive, functional kitchens that are designed for their busy lifestyle – complete with areas for kids to eat breakfast and do homework, smart appliances that make sense for tech-savvy homeowners on the go, islands that improve not impede workflow and more.
Some of Ted Allen’s ideas are not for everyone. Open shelving in the kitchen, for example. Some people love open shelving, because it allows them to see everything at a glance and capitalizes on the aesthetic possibilities inherent in dishware, glasses, and ingredients. Other people look at open shelving and see an overwhelming amount of cleaning that’s going to need to happen on a regular basis.
Our approach to kitchen design honors your preferences first and foremost. We guide and support our clients through the decision making process so the end result is a kitchen that is perfectly functional and really attractive.