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A South Florida Designer’s Tips on Designing a Timeless White Kitchen

This timeless white kitchen remodel was a huge success and greatly improved an existing home. The kitchen is probably the most utilized room in the home, so it makes sense that the money you invest in your kitchen will give you the best value on your return on investment.
One of my recent interior design projects incorporated renovating the entire kitchen and breakfast room. The area was taken down to the studs, walls were moved, etc… It was quite a challenge, but the end result was a beautiful, white, timeless kitchen.  Additionally, the kitchen design was awarded an award from American Society of Interior Designers (A.S.I.D.) for “Best Traditional Kitchen.”


Top Tips for a Timeless White Kitchen

Here are my tops tips while designing a timeless white kitchen:

  1. Invest in good custom cabinetry.  The style and construction of the cabinetry is the base of the overall design concept.  I prefer to use a local custom cabinet company or carpenter, where very precise measurements and details, according to your space, will be part of the design plan.  Additionally, it is a great idea to visit their shop to see how they fabricate the cabinets.  Ask to look at some photos of their previous jobs.  One important step that some individuals overlook, is to ask the company about their installation process.  If this is not done correctly, all the money you invested for beautiful cabinetry will be a moot point.
  2. Have an architect, carpenter, or cabinet company give you a 3-D rendering of the kitchen design.
  3. Assign each drawer, cabinet, shelf, pullout, and any other space with
    it’s purpose.  For example, this drawer will hold my everyday flatware, etc..
  4. Definitely invest in good appliances.  My favorites are Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Miele.  I also recommend including some optional extras such as, a warming drawer, a pot filler, a second sink and possibly a second dishwasher in your island, a knife drawer, and an anti-tarnish felt-lined drawer for your silver.
  5. Lighting is very important in a kitchen.  I like to use inside lighting in your cabinetry and underneath your cabinets to highlight the counter top.
  6. For counter tops, I like honed Calcutta marble and white quartz .

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via my contact page.

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