There is a veritable geyser of data tracking housing today. From existing-home sales, to house prices, to new-home permits, to starts—housing metrics abound.
The Grand Kitchen
Professional Builder’s House Review design team weaves function and focal points into the heart of the home.
ArchitectTodd Hallett, AIA, CAPSTK Design and Architecture248.446.1960Plan sizeHouse living area: 5,800 sfPorches: rear 292 sf; front 127 sfGarage: 1,260 sfWidth: 97 feet, 6 inchesDepth: 80 feet, 2 inches
Are grand kitchens just about surfaces and materials? How about, quality, color, and finish? No. Those are elements of a grand kitchen, but in order to truly make a kitchen grand the room has to be properly planned. I travel regularly all over the country to work with builders, and I see far too many kitchens that have great features with wonderful color palettes but simply do not work. If a kitchen’s floor plan is not functional, dramatic, and the core of the design, there will be no way to decorate grandness into it. The kitchen demonstrated today is a current kitchen, designed for today’s higher-end buyer that takes advantage of many satellite spaces to become a cornerstone of the home.