BY JEANNE WISNER

The last few months have been busy ones for us – lots of great new clients and jobs and some remodeling to our showroom.  All this activity has us reflecting on what we like – our favorite, go-to items and some new products we’ve enjoyed designing with recently. Staying a bit closer to home has changed how our customers use their spaces, and consequently, their choices in materials and technology.  As a five designer team here at Kitchens on Broadway, we each have different creative styles, but we all agree on things that help us provide beautiful, purposeful design. We thought we’d share some here…

Michelle Eliason: Efficient and well-organized

• Blanco Silgranit sink: 80% recycled granite material comes in a variety of colors with worry-proof maintenance

• “Concrete” look quartz countertop: current, contemporary aesthetic and no cracking

• Monogram Advantium Speed Oven:  uses several types of heating technologies to cook four times faster than a conventional oven and no preheating. It’s like magic!

• Rev-a-Shelf tiered cutlery divider:  space-saving, organized way to store two sets of cutlery or add your small utensils

Linda Brooks: Classic and understated

• Matte finish on freestanding tubs: elevates the entire look and feel of the tub – very sophisticated

• Light fixture over the kitchen sink: provides a lovely, decorative element as both task and accent lighting – especially beautiful in the evening when all the other kitchen lights are off

• Quarter-sawn white oak in darker or gray cabinet finishes:  elegant wood for accent pieces and island; much more subtle and pleasing grain than “regular” oak

• Towel Bar or Hook on an Island: this is a really handy place for a towel and a great excuse to buy something decorative and fun!

Jeanne Wisner: Artistic and practical

• Cabinet doors with a shallow, recessed profile: combines the versatile shaker door with a slab door for a more contemporary and clean look

• Outlets in cabinet drawers: great option for a concealed charging station in the kitchen or in a pull-out vanity grooming organizer

• Walk-in pantries:  large or small, these rooms are coming back; I love designing them with butcher block tops for small appliances or even a quick prep area.

• Robern  AIO lighted medicine cabinets and mirror:  they give the bath a very euro/spa feel, and the switch is built into the mirror —  it’s dimmable! No need for added light fixtures.

Camey Scholle: Orderly and intentional

• Schluter Trim: much cleaner look than traditional bullnose – no additional grout lines and the metal finish can match your plumbing fixtures.

• Pantries with roll-out shelves:  very easy and convenient way to see everything in the cabinet – no more searching for items on deep shelves.

• Cutting board pull-out over the trash can: great quick prep spot in a kitchen or a space saver in a smaller room.

• Peg board inserts in drawers for dishes:  with newer, minimalist designs, we are seeing fewer upper cabinets.  This system, coupled with heavy-duty glides, provides a handy solution and they are especially gorgeous in walnut!

Stop by our showroom to see these and many great features—and share some of your favorites with us.  We’d love to meet you! Your neighbors at Kitchens on Broadway.

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