The benefit of building a custom home is the ability to build the home of our clients’ dreams---a home with all the features they wished they had over the years.  Needless to say, one of the most exciting rooms to design is the kitchen.  As trends come and go we find it somewhat challenging and yet fulfilling to blend personal preferences with current design trends.  The kitchen is still the hub of the home and a space family and friends frequently enjoy.  A few of the top personal preferences in luxury kitchen design among our clients in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale, Arizona are the following:

Modern Traditional Style    While contemporary design is trending, most homeowners still want a “homey” inviting kitchen.  Therefore cabinets are often classic in style and we incorporate a lot of mixed materials in the kitchen.   Stainless steel appliances, wood flooring, and natural marble countertops is a stunning example of mixed materials.

Double Islands   A double island creates more space to work and sit around which is appealing to many homeowners.  In particularly large homes, space allows for two islands.  If entertaining frequently in the kitchen, the additional counter space for placing trays of food is a real benefit.  And of course, if two people are preparing food simultaneously it makes for a great cooking duo space!

Open Shelving    Not a good choice for the messy, disorganized homeowner, but open shelving personalizes the kitchen.  It makes for a very functional kitchen and a great way to display special collections and artifacts.

Luxe Metallics   Warm metals like gold, copper and bronze have been trending and will continue to do so.  Copper and bronze are a stunning accent to many color palettes.

Our advice is to design a kitchen with all your required amenities and a focus on enduring design trends. Create a room that exudes warmth and conviviality.