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  1. Luxury Kitchen Designs Are Elevated in These 3 Ways

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    When you hear the words “luxury kitchen”, several images likely come to mind in an attempt to define it. Perhaps you immediately think of gourmet appliances, quality cabinets, quartz countertops, or even cutting-edge technology integrated into the design. Each element of the space complements the next.

    Chances are, each time we define “luxury”–how it looks, feels and smells, we conjure up another magical image that encapsulates an oasis of comfort, style and taste – and each shares a commonality–they are custom designed and custom built.

    Here are the three ways custom design transforms your luxury kitchen into a wholly luxurious space that invites you to cook, entertain and unwind.

    An Uninterrupted Kitchen Floorplan

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    Building a custom luxury kitchen gives you creative control over its layout, helping it integrate flawlessly into your daily routine and the rest of your home. By establishing an uninterrupted flow, you tie your home together in a way that a standard kitchen does not. A customized kitchen plan maximizes efficiencies and improves your day-to-day life dramatically.

    Custom kitchen design provides you the opportunity to choose a floor-plan that facilitates your intended kitchen usage so that your home serves you and your lifestyle as it should.

    If, for example, you know that you will use your kitchen as a gathering place during social events, you can work with your designer to build an open design concept that doesn’t feel crowded and encourages mingling between those in the kitchen and adjacent living areas.

    Kitchen Design Elements as Parts of a Whole

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    Luxury design is a subtle art, the elements in your kitchen (and your home) must play together in a symphony of accents, melodies and undertones. The kitchen itself holds the power to breathe life into all other aspects of your home, and keeping those artful accents in mind (and especially how they interact with each other) while designing your kitchen is imperative.

    The sheer number of options available to you when building a first class kitchen is exhilarating. Consider the varieties of wood from which your completely custom cabinetry can be made, the nuanced countertop materials from which to choose, and the light fixtures you can select to bathe it all in the soft glow of home. And all of these choices are at your fingertips, ready to come together to create your perfect kitchen!

    In summary, a well-designed custom luxury kitchen works seamlessly with itself, each piece with the other to form a cohesive sui generis ensemble. This allows the kitchen to compliment and enhance the rest of the home, and all of it to flawlessly align with, and express – your unique vogue.

    Owning Your Unique Kitchen Design

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    Speaking of tastes, constructing a custom kitchen allows you to express your unique aesthetics and prioritize what is important to you – something that a baseline kitchen design will not allow you to do. This is one of the primary advantages of investing in a luxury kitchen.

    Your kitchen can finally become the space where you can really decompress with a glass of your favorite wine, or maybe you’ll even be inspired to break out the ingredients and try that new recipe alongside your cooking show. Not to mention the early morning cup of coffee is always better when you’re bathed in a magnificent space of your own design! The environment and design of a luxury kitchen can elevate these experiences.

    And as you can imagine, every time you see the exquisite materials you’ve chosen, artfully and masterfully placed, and the superb quality of each hand-selected furniture piece, you’ll feel more at home, more comfortable and more blissful than ever before!

    It takes an exceptional designer to take something from idea to concept to luxurious livable space. Phil Kean Kitchens produces the créme of kitchen designs, making them the premiere choice for custom kitchens in central Florida. From layouts that perfectly flow into the rest of your home’s interior to quality products and excellent customer service, every minute detail receives the utmost attention when Phil Kean Kitchens is involved!

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  2. 6 Designer Kitchen Trends to Elevate Your Entire Home

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    International Kitchen Design Trends to Watch in 2018

    Innovative kitchen design is in high-demand these days. That’s easy to see and experience the moment you walk into the Phil Kean Kitchen & Bath showroom in Winter Park, Florida. You’ll find all the hottest 2018 kitchen design trends—from lighting and fixtures to gorgeous counters, cabinets and smart appliance collections—all just waiting to be incorporated into the kitchen design of your dreams.

    With exciting kitchen design trends showcased at the NAHB International Builders Show in Orlando in January, as well as chic, international trends for 2018 highlighted recently by House Beautiful UK and the kitchens lighting up America’s screens on HGTV, we’re seeing kitchen design that will make your mouth water! Here are a few of our favorites.

    Vibrant Color Is Back

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    From pops of cobalt blue, a sizzling color in current kitchen design, to islands and walls that feature blocks of signature hues like nature-inspired pastels to bright accents in vivid shades, color is back and it’s very, very big. As Matt Prall and Stephen Garland of Papilio, emphasized in House Beautiful UK, “The use of color in the kitchen is extremely important and should reflect homeowners’ personalities and their needs.”

    We’re seeing color used to create a gathering area within the larger space or draw the eye to specific features. Almost equally, metallics such as golds and bronzes are being used to further elevate the ever on-trend palettes of neutrals and grays, which brings us to our next trend of note.

    Personalization with a Capital “P”

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    “Today’s and tomorrow’s innovative kitchen designs are all about making a personal statement of how you feel about the heart of your home and how you want to use it,” says Phil Kean.

    Personalization is a hot trend that makes finding a design expert you can work with key to getting the results you want. From color and contrast and mixing the latest smart appliances and fixtures with alluring natural materials like rich woods and stone, to lighting that takes center stage or illuminates with subtle grace, putting it altogether in a kitchen design that says “this is ours alone” takes a master’s touch. Working with custom kitchen designers like Phil Kean and his team, who go above-and-beyond to bring homeowners’ personal vision to life, lets you access an incredible array of the latest design collections. That extra layer of customization can make all the difference in your new custom kitchen design or kitchen remodel.

    All Eyes Are on Islands

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    If there’s one kitchen design trend for 2018 that’s front and center, it’s multi-function islands. With the rise of the gourmet home chef megatrend, having your new kitchen designed to your very own tastes, cooking habits and socializing style means focusing on making the most of what an island design can do for the look of your kitchen as well as its functionality. The hot trends in 2018 range from islands that feature appliances you can program from your smart phone to seating that brings your guests into the picture with a cozy feeling of inclusive warmth. Different island shapes are also in demand and wrap-around seating gaining popularity.

    Smart Appliances, and Lots of Them

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    Customizable, couture smart appliance collections that you and your custom kitchen designer can coordinate to maximize visual impact and ease of use is what it’s all about. We’re talking smart appliances featuring designer metals, colors and textures or appliances that disappear from view altogether. “The design options are really broad this year,” exclaims Kean.

    Multiple ovens have also appeared as a top trend, and where you place them will be key. This where having a personal kitchen design team like the pros at Phil Kean Kitchen & Bath is vital in the making the best choices for you.

    Luxe Lighting

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    Custom decorative fixtures, pendant lights with jewel-tone pops of color, task lighting with pizzazz, recessed lighting from whole walls of transparent shelves to contained showcases for sculptures and the like—lighting continues to shine as a top trend in kitchen design.

    “Layered lighting continues to be a kitchen design trend that will give your kitchen an undeniably personalized ambience, whether you’re going for warm and sociable or a refreshingly sleek, inviting artistic vibe,” states Phil Kean. Our exclusive lighting collections allow us to create stunning kitchen designs, like the one above from our recent New American Home Remodel that took top kitchen design honors in 2017.

    Unique Fixtures, Backsplashes and Countertops

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    One of our favorite kitchen design trends in 2018 is the growing use of gorgeous sustainable woods, natural stones and other green materials that can give backsplashes, countertops and flooring an exciting presence and pop. That happens to be a trend that Phil Kean and our design group have brought to the forefront in recent years.

    Full-wall black splashes are also in demand right now—the more luxe the materials, the grander the impact. And don’t forget fixtures, hardware, sinks and faucets. Gorgeous shapes, materials and smart features are making these one-time workhorse elements into show stoppers in their own rights.

    For more information about custom kitchen design trends in 2018 contact Phil Kean Kitchen & Bath to schedule your private consultation.