Signature Kitchen Blog
When it comes to Signature kitchens, it’s hard to overlook the obvious: these spaces are versatile and therefore, the materials used to create them must be as well. And what’s one of the most important and utilized components of a kitchen? Its countertops.
While you can make an argument for cabinetry, the countertops are the biggest pieces that go into a kitchen space; they’re what you see first and use most. The kitchen space is taking on more and more roles in the home and therefore, must be able to adapt and seamlessly adjust for different needs and events.
The question, though, is: Can you countertop compete?
The material we often hear the most requests for is granite. Granite is a beautiful, natural stone that comes in a variety of colors and is wildly versatile. The many color options, in addition to its durability, is what makes granite so highly coveted. The natural material includes rivers of sparkle and other complimentary colors that run in veins throughout the slab, making each piece unique and different. These details also give a dynamic touch to classic white, black, and gray countertops that many clients are craving. Granite also resists heat, scratches, and cuts and can even come in polished and matte finishes (something we love!).
If you’re loving the look of stone but not the associated maintenance, then quartz is the way to go. This is one of the toughest countertops out there resisting heat, knives, scratch pads and harsh cleaning products, and stains of all sorts. Quartz also comes in bright, vibrant colors and can add the perfect pop to any kitchen space.
And lastly marble can be argued to be the most beautiful and timeless countertop option. Its neutral colors and traditional aesthetic create only the most classic of kitchens. Though marble is sustainable to some scratching and staining, it can provide a more lived-in look and the fact that marble is natural cooler in temperature is definitely a unique feature.
Whatever your vision for your kitchen, we’ll be sure to include every last detail you desire in our designs. We don’t consider a project complete without your signature of approval.
Lifestyle Basics: Aesthetics & Space Planning
“Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat,” says Guy Fieri. And that all starts in the kitchen.
Our professionals at Signature Kitchens of Vero Beach know that one of the most important rooms in your home is the kitchen. You visit it at least three times a day if not more. Everybody has to eat and the kitchen seems to be the place that people gravitate toward throughout the day, for more than just the food. When planning to entertain, is the first thing on your agenda not the food? Of course it is. The first thing you do when you get up? Maybe make coffee or tea and think about breakfast. The kitchen is a central part of our everyday lives and therefore, its design and layout must be tailored as such.
When designing a kitchen for your home, our experts take every single detail into consideration right down to the soap dish, but it all starts with the layout of the space.
“It is one of the most important steps in good design. The layout allows the homeowner to live and work in an efficient manner,” says Signature Designer and Manager Tina Krauss. “Design impacts life, so having a well thought out layout can transform the way our clients live their everyday life.”
Layout might seem like “a given” but we believe it’s one of the most important components. We take into consideration everything from the size and placement of an island or set of cabinets to clear access to the refrigerator to the placement of doorways and points of access down to the view out the window over the sink. What good is a large and luxurious kitchen space if it doesn’t fit your lifestyle?
Going hand-in-hand with layout is detail-oriented space planning: planning the purpose of every square inch. Tina says the most important part of a top-tier kitchen design is the “combination of aesthetics and using the space efficiently.” While many of the spaces we work with are physically built from the ground up based on our designs, we still pride ourselves in being able to turn any space into a functional and ideal dream kitchen that’s tailored to your way of life, to what you need to space to do for you. So when you utilize the services of Signature Kitchens of Vero Beach, you’re not just handed a luxury kitchen; you meet with our designers and talk about how you visualize your dream kitchen to be. Then we turn that dream into the kitchen in which you cook, eat, and entertain in every day.
Your Signature Kitchen
As your source for quality cabinet solutions on the Treasure Coast, Signature Kitchens of Vero Beach is the only name on the Barrier Island to offer unparalleled professionalism, genuine customer service, and kitchen and bath designs of only the highest excellence. But none of this would be possible without people like you. That is why our client base is built through customer satisfaction and recommendation. We design each and every detail of a space to fit the personal needs and desires of our clients: It all starts with you.
The first step our design team takes is evaluating the space in mind. Discerning how often and what it will be used for is the basis from which we will begin drafting the design. For example, do you like to try your hand at some new Pinterest-pinned recipes and need only the best of what a kitchen can offer? Or do you wake up early on Sunday mornings to make a full breakfast spread, requiring lots of countertop space? Or do you use your kitchen space more for entertaining friends and family and need lots of seating? Whatever your vision, our top-tier designers keep you in mind every step of the way.
Once a vision for the space is established, the next steps are the major components: the appliances. In the kitchen, we choose appliances based on what you’ll most be using the space for. Whether you’re a gourmet chef or a take-out fanatic, we want to accommodate and further your ideal lifestyle. In the bathroom, choosing “appliances” can mean choosing between a claw foot tub or luxurious Jacuzzi, a double vanity or just a little extra counter space; we take the vision of you in the space and work around it to create a home that goes beyond even your most lavish of daydreams.
Once the major components of the space have been worked out, finding the right finishes for the space will be our final focus. We choose only the highest quality finishing touches to best highlight the key features of the space. We take the liberty of exploring your personal style and choose details that compliment, challenge, and push it to the limits. We take everything into consideration: colors, patterns, materials, pairings, textures, finishes, etc. The end result is not the kitchen or bath of your dreams… it’s more, and it’s yours.