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The Total Package
Just as there isn’t a day when you’re not doing something in your kitchen, our team of expert designers and contractors never take a day off either.
Most recently, we completed a kitchen in the Vero Beach area for some homeowners that wanted to give their kitchen space an updated and more modern look. As you can see from the featured images, this kitchen received the total package.
To begin, we removed the existing overhead soffit, lighting fixtures, cabinetry, island and bar area, including all countertops and tile. Having drawn up a new design with a fresh kitchen layout, we also relocated the cooktop, sink, and dishwasher to create a better flow throughout the space. With the room stripped to the bones, we built up this couple’s dream kitchen.
Brightening up the space most is the fresh, new Nordic White cabinetry from Holiday Kitchens that feature a modern matte paint finish. We moved the kitchen’s sink and dishwasher to the space’s island which quickly becomes the focal point of the room upon entering. This island pops with the Granite colored cabinetry yet remains cohesive with the rest of the space which features a marbled gray countertop throughout. We made sure to design an overhang on the island to accommodate for barstool-style seating, the perfect place to share breakfast or to entertain guests. The island also features a double pull-out trash hideaway beside the sink, a built-in wine cooler, and glass-door bookcase for added storage.
Along the lines of storage, Signature’s team installed a series of upper stack cabinets to utilize the space’s high ceilings and to heighten the feel of the room. The cabinet’s glass doors allow for practical storage that can also showcase the personal style of the homeowners. The tall pantry next to the dual oven also adds to the height of the room, emphasizing the beautiful crown molding that offers the perfecting finishing touch to the space.
While our team loves working on a project, there’s a special feeling when we take a step back and look at what’s been accomplished in a space on behalf of our homeowners. This kitchen in particular underwent the full VIP treatment and only goes to show that your dream kitchen can be made a reality.
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.