Inspire File :: Kitchen Duty

Location, Location, KITCHEN!

Now that we've lived with both 100 year old kitchens, Mid-Century kitchens, and new construction- Im learning the non-negotiables in our NEXT kitchen.  It's the room that sells me on the rest of the house.  If I can't picture myself entertaining from behind a kitchen island, slinging drinks from a wet bar, or where the wine storage will be, it's a non-starter.  

My kitchen must-haves:  Counter-depth refrigerator, concealed appliances where possible, a real exhaust hood, Wood+Stone+Metal+Tile, statement pendants, functional storage, and entertaining flow. 

Inspire File :: Kitchen Planning

In planning a new build (read: NEW PROJECT!).  Kitchens are the space where KKS has learned the lessons needed to create something really spectacular (and functional).  Islands are great for laying out spreads for entertaining and there needs to be plenty of comfy seating.  Different light sources for cooking and for entertaining.  Buy the best appliances and taps you can afford- and then send out the dinner party evites.