Variety is the Spice of Life—and the Kitchen
At Fine Homebuilding, we see some incredibly well-designed kitchens that are the perfect blend of form, function, and materials. With so many design, material, and appliance options available, we asked the designers of these four projects to share how they developed their design ideas, blended materials for a unique but cohesive space, and made sure their clients were happy with the results. All replied that honesty, trust, and restraint were key to the projects featured here. They stressed the importance of having their clients be honest about likes, dislikes, and ideas about how they want their kitchen to function. They also said that when it comes to most clients’ wish lists of appliances and materials, clients need to trust the designer’s talent and expertise.
When these designers and their clients were choosing which materials to splurge on, the decisions were clear: Those elements used on a daily basis are worth the additional expense. Countertops, appliances, and lighting were all at the top of the list, as the projects here illustrate.View PDF