We love the challenge of designing dream kitchens for our clients, especially those who have a passion for cooking and entertaining. Just as important as style, we know that the key to a successful kitchen design is function. From selecting high-performance appliances to choosing the most durable surfaces and finishes, investing in the best your budget can handle will make all your culinary dreams come true!

From selecting high-performance appliances to choosing the most durable surfaces and finishes, investing in the best your budget can handle, will guarantee a beautiful kitchen the will be used and enjoyed for years to come!

If you’re planning a new kitchen or just want to update and upgrade your existing kitchen, here are a few must-haves that I know will not only add function and style but will make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable and efficient!


Abbott Zinc-top eucalyptus Island from Pottery Barn is ideal for entertaining with features including cast-iron double towel bar and four towel hooks and bottle opener. This 50-inch wide by 28-inch deep by 36-inch high island can be tucked against the wall when not in use and rolled out on casters for easy mobility when and where needed.


A beautiful customized island fitted with Thermador’s gorgeous Professional Series 48-inch range offers everything a family’s chefs needs. Design your island with conveniently located drawers to keep everything at hand and top the island with a heat, stain and bacteria-resistant countertop such as quartz, granite or soapstone.


A round or rectangular extendable table offers the convenience of accommodating small or large gatherings. Keep in mind that a round table makes conversation easier and one with a pedestal base means diners don’t have to deal with table legs and can accommodate more chairs. Potterybarn.com


This artisan-crafted Biblio 3-step wooden ladder, available exclusively through William-Sonoma.com is fashioned after a classic library ladder and makes it easy to access tall cabinets and shelves. It folds to a slim 3-1/2” profile for storage, and wheels make it easy to maneuver around the house.


The perfect small-space solution, this uber-functional, wall-mounted wood drying rack is a multi-tasking solution for any busy kitchen. It opens accordion-style to air-dry clothing and linens, then folds back, flush to the wall when not in use. Wooden pegs hang aprons, tea towels and other items. William-Sonoma.com.

Enjoy your kitchen!