Gourmet Kitchens

GOURMET KITCHENS are often renovation designs because of the resulting demolition or opening of walls, a combination of rooms or the construction of an addition. Even new houses now feature a large space that flows into an adjoining family room, creating the heart of every home. While wishlists are often fully realized with GOURMET KITCHENS, care must be taken so that these modern gathering spaces do not come off as cabinet showrooms. The designer's challenge is to make the large space functional with cooking, water, ventilation and refrigeration while keeping food, appliances and utensils within arm's reach.