Creating your Dream Kitchen: Where Do You Start?

Design, Design, Design

  • Spending time considering all options will yield the ideal space in the long run.
  • Look at the entire space and even consider adjacent rooms where you may capitalize on unused space.
  • Look at changing traffic patterns throughout a space to accommodate your new layout.
  • Consider a working triangle BUT don`t discount the idea of ZONES in a kitchen. You should design with both in mind.
  • Think of everyday life situations as well as maximum capacity situations.

Cabinetry

  • All cabinetry are boxes with details on them.
  • It comes down to box construction, materials used and most importantly – hardware.
  • The details matter – consider where cabinetry meets walls, windows and ceiling and accommodate for the details.
  • The finish should meet your lifestyle for good performance.

Hardware

  • So important in achieving the maximum performance out of every kitchen.
  • Allows for customization of each cabinet.
  • Makes your everyday life in the kitchen easy.

Countertops

  • Do you want maintenance?
  • Do you like variation and movement of natural Stone?
  • Understand pros and cons of all choices – stone, quartz, laminate, wood, tile, glass.

Sinks and Faucets

  • Consider everything from your main sink and faucet to your food prep zone to your pot filler.

Appliances

  • Should really be the place you start your design but so important to understand and meet your needs.
  • From Induction cook tops, steam ovens, warming drawers, Convection microwaves and fridges to small appliances like instant carbonated water or instant hot water taps.
Ramsin Khachi
Ramsin Khachi is a designer, writer, and media personality.

In the media, Ramsin shares his wisdom on various platforms such as the Marilyn Denis Show on CTV, the Toronto Star, the National Post, and various lifestyle magazines as well as his own online luxury magazine. Known for his vivacious personality and distinctive style, he educates on topics such as design trends, innovative products, and the latest in techie gadgets.

From real estate sales, commercial design, and construction to building custom homes, Ramsin’s experience has turned his once small, one-man construction company into a full service Design/Build firm. A leader in his field, Ramsin’s unparalleled integrity for quality and his knowledge of construction and innovation integration has made him a prominent member of the design community and a trusted influencer in design and lifestyle trends. In addition to his media appearances, Ramsin frequently lectures at public forums and to professional organizations and is a brand advocate to select partners.