Thursday, October 19, 2017

Key Elements of a Kitchen in Brooklyn, NY


When deciding to remodel a kitchen, there are so many choices that must be made. It is important that you work with a design expert that can bring all your kitchen dreams to reality. German Kitchen Center is a full-service European-styled kitchen company that features award winning kitchen brands.  Leaders in German luxury kitchen systems, their wide range of elite European kitchen systems are on the cutting edge of German engineering and represent the latest design trends and kitchen innovations in the kitchen cabinet manufacturing industry.

There are key elements of a kitchen in Brooklyn, NY. As a consumer, you want a kitchen design that functions well and looks great. The best way to start is with planning the layout.
Kitchen layout begins with the basics including appliances, plumbing fixtures, cabinetry and counter tops location.

To begin, it is important to select cabinetry according to style and budget. It is always best to select a German kitchen brand. Some examples are Leicht, Nobilia and Team 7. Once a brand is selected, you will need to decide which door style, handle, finish and color you like best. Cabinetry is a huge part of setting an overall kitchen theme.

Key Elements of a Kitchen Brooklyn, NY
The next element of a kitchen design idea in Brooklyn is the appliances. You ideally want to use one brand throughout the entire kitchen. There are 3 major appliances in a kitchen: fridge, sink and cook top. Once specific models of appliances are chosen, you want to pick a finish. 

Ultimately, when laying out the appliances the traditional kitchen design known as the working triangle is recommended. Specific to a German kitchen, the working triangle spreads out the 3 main appliances so everything can be easily accessed when cooking to allow for more efficiency.

The third step is Counter top selection. Counter tops really make a high-end kitchen pop, so you want to be thoughtful when choosing material, brand, finish, color, edge detail and counter top thickness.

The fourth step in a key layout to a German kitchen is flooring selection. There are so many options when choosing flooring. For example, porcelain tile, wood, polished concrete, ceramic tile, and cork to name a few. The type of floor, finish, color and size area all important decisions for the scheme of your design.

The fifth key element of a kitchen is the backsplash. There are so many options to choose from such as stainless steel, porcelain or ceramic tiles, glass, and many more. From there, finish, color and size should keep within your chosen style theme. Choosing the plumbing such as the sink and faucet just adds that additional tailored touch.

Lastly, just to add that personal touch, the homeowner can choose light fixtures, wall paint color, and surrounding furniture to pull the whole custom kitchen design together. 

To learn more about our kitchens or schedule a free design consultation, call the German Kitchen Center at (888)209-5240.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Differences between German and American Kitchen Industries

German Kitchens have been dominant in the manufacturer market for decades. Although Americans have excelled in other ways such as fast food & muscle cars - Germans have found their specialty in kitchen design. German Kitchen Center has been a full service European-style kitchen company that features kitchen brands like Leicht, Nobilia & Team 7. 

Leight German Kitchen 
For example, Leicht Kitchens got their start back in 1928. Having a long history has given them plenty of time to grow, improve and rapidly become one of the most well-known kitchen brands to date. A Leight kitchen will offer lasting value. It expresses ones individuality and personality and allows for a luxurious quality of life. It exudes the power of innovation and contemporary aesthetics, based on principles of architecture and function. Its specific draw to detail and high flexibility always makes for a satisfied customer. 

German Kitchen Brands have changed the way people look at their kitchens. From removing handles for a more sleek design or creating button-controlled adjustable counter tops for easy access, they have helped influence brands all over the world. Something that may seem as simple as a removing a handle has become the talk of design blogs and magazines. German kitchens have practically been one of the originators of the minimalist look that most people seem to be desiring in this modern world.

“If people in the U.S. see a German kitchen, they feel it’s very futuristic,” says Mayan Metzler, of German Kitchen Center. That may be because German design innovations are often technology-driven. For example, Team 7 Kitchen's lift technology has almost noiseless operation and is GS-certified (Gepr├╝fte Sicherheit - "Tested Safety").

If you are considering a kitchen remodel, don't look any further. Incorporate the technology and innovative, modern design of a German Kitchen. 

We invite you to visit one of German Kitchen Center’s kitchen showrooms to experience first-hand the state-of-the-art quality and precision engineering of a German kitchen and meet with one of our kitchen designers. 

To learn more about our kitchens or schedule a free design consultation, call the German Kitchen Center at (888)209-5240.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How Independent Builders can Work With GKC

As a builder you must deliver the best space possible so you will always want to supply the highest quality cabinet your budget can buy. The German Kitchen Center system allows you to find the absolute best value by fitting the best manufacturer in each product category to your project style and budget. The GKC partner network covers the full options of any cabinet type, style, category and price point which allows you as a builder access to the very best of all worlds.

All you need to do is define your style and price point and we will fit the correct product to your project.
German Kitchen Center Dallas TX

Value category – Our US partner manufacturer can supply a higher quality cabinet made in the US at prices which compete with the Asian imports. •Premium value European brandNobilia, the largest kitchen manufacturer in the world produces high quality German kitchens at the lowest possible prices. •Premium European brand Leicht is the #1 premium German kitchen brand. •Solid wood kitchens and furnitureTeam7 is the undisputed world leading manufacturer of real solid wood kitchens and furniture. •Custom European kitchensDoca is the # 1 European custom kitchen manufacturer.
Modern Kitchens Dallas TX
Highest end European kitchen brand – If you need to show off with a top European brand, Val Cucine is considered the highest end Italian brand, positioned higher end than Boffi and Bulthaup. •European wardrobes and closets – Hulsta, the # 1 German brand and Pianca, the leading Italian brand can supply you with any style and price point. •American custom kitchens – Tedwood, our Pennsylvania partner, can produce any American style high end cabinetry you may need. •Matteo Gennari – The highest-end cabinetry and complete interior manufacturer in the world can design, supply and install a complete interior space in case you are working on a super luxury project and need to create a space like no other. Please email us your plans for pricing. We will create an initial budget based on takeoffs and once you retain our services we will create detailed designs with precise pricing for your project.

To view our kitchens in Dallas, TX or view our other kitchen designs, come explore our showroom at German Kitchen Center or contact us at (888) 209-5240.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Types of Handleless Kitchens - Kitchen Cabinets

Leicht Avance Handle-less Kitchen Cabinets Chicago IL
For 2018, HGTV conjured up the top trending kitchen ideas and handle-less kitchens with easy close doors made the list. The sleek, modern design will keep your kitchen fresh and inviting for years to come. When designing a modern European kitchen you will have the option to decide if you would like the cabinets to be with or without handles. European terminology only considers true handle less kitchens as cabinets which accept a continuous aluminum grip rail inserted throughout an entire row of cabinetry. This can help reduce finger prints since you are grabbing behind the door instead of grabbing a handle attached to the front. Such systems can only be made in advanced factories like those of top European kitchen manufacturers like Leicht and Nobilia.

Handle-less kitchen cabinets add a minimalist look to your home that also maximizes space. Not only are they timeless, there are an array of options available. One of the most innovative and impressive handle-less kitchens is the Leicht Avance style which uses a unique “C” channel technology.
A more typical handle less option uses a “J” channel technology such as the Nobilia line N.
Nobilia line N Handle-less Kitchen Cabinets Chicago IL
There are other handle less looks which do not use a continuous grip rail system so they are not true handle less kitchens by European standards, but still  sport a handle less look: One option is a handle that is formed into the door like the Leicht Pura handle. Or a handle which is integrated into the door, but, since the cabinets are not connected by a continuous grip rail, the cabinets may not line up perfectly.



Finally, it’s possible to use electrical or mechanical touch latches for a completely seamless look. Handle less kitchens create a clean modern look which is symmetrical, but, as you can see, there are several options so you will be able to make a choice that fits the unique needs of your ideal kitchen.



To view our handle-less kitchens in Chicago IL or view our other kitchen designs, come explore our showroom at German Kitchen Center or contact us at (888) 209-5240.

German Kitchen Center - Your source for Handle-less Kitchens in Chicago, IL.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Who Should I Include on My Kitchen Renovation Team?

Kitchen Remodeling usually starts online with inspiration and ideas. Bringing your reality to life is where it can get tricky. Getting too many people involved can cause unneeded stress, while too little people can lead to things being undone or further issues.

Here at German Kitchen Center, we want to make sure you have all the assistance you can get. We created a customized list of the potential people involved in your kitchen renovation process.

In addition to your essential kitchen team such as your contractor, kitchen designer and supplier, you may want to consider hiring some additional professionals such as:
•An Architect •A project manager •An interior designer •A lighting designer Hiring an architect – Sometimes you may need an “architect of record” in order to submit plans to your building and/ or the city and to pull permits. The other function of an architect would be for creating a design, but keep in mind that in regards to the kitchen design your architect would be working with your kitchen designer.
A project manager – If you can find a good project manager this is usually quite helpful for the project. Quite often homeowners end up managing their projects on their own, but if you are busy running your personal and professional life, a project manager can come in handy. 

 An interior designer – You may not need an interior designer if your architect is helping you with the interior design, but on the other hand you may not need an architect if your interior designer can handle all the planning. 

Sometimes an interior designer will also help you with all your decorating needs including fabric and furniture selection so if you really want to create a fabulous space, an interior designer is great! 

Lighting designer – Quite often this function is overlooked, but is quite essential if you want to create a truly perfect space. Your kitchen designer can probably help you with everything, but hiring more professionals if you can afford to and if they are good can take your project to the next level.


If you visit our kitchen showroom, one of our designers will be happy to work with you to build one of the finest modern kitchens. Our kitchen experts understand how to best utilize your space to elevate your kitchen's form and function to new heights.


To learn more about our Modern Kitchens, call the German Kitchen Center at (888) 209-5240.

Customer Service Philosophy


German Kitchen Center is a full service European-styled kitchen company that features award winning kitchen brands Leicht, Nobilia and Team 7; Leaders in German luxury kitchen systems. Our wide range of elite European kitchen systems are on the cutting edge of German engineering and represent the latest design trends and kitchen innovations in the kitchen cabinet manufacturing industry.

We understand how important your kitchen is. This is the heart of the home for most. Whether you enjoy cooking or your children do their homework on the kitchen island - we want it to be a place of happiness and tranquility. This is why it is important to us to have a great relationship with our clients and go the extra mile to service their needs and wants for their dream kitchen.


German Kitchen Center - Team 7 
We feel that our relationship with you is a friendship for life. Of course we hope that you will purchase your next kitchens from us as well as any closets and furniture, but that’s not the reason we believe our relationship is a marriage for life. The reason is, because making a better kitchen for you and your family is the most gratifying feeling we can enjoy. You spend more time in and around the kitchen than anywhere else. Your kitchen is there when you’re cooking, entertaining, hanging out and if you think about it, you’re in the kitchen area most of the time. If we manage to make your time there more enjoyable, encourage you to cook more, live healthier, entertain more, and make the kitchen area a place where you enjoy hanging out and spending time with your family, we feel that we improved the way you live or some would call it “enhanced your quality of life”. Of course we are a business and yes we love to sell contemporary kitchens and make money, but for us it’s much deeper than that. Our true satisfaction comes from making you happy, because a better kitchen means a better life. There’s nothing better for a human being to do than to help a fellow man live a better life. We hope you feel that we are there with you every time you open a drawer, use the fridge, chop on the countertop or stand around your island.
German Kitchen Center - Team 7
Since we are always there with you, we truly see you as a friend for life and not just a customer. We hope you will feel the same and will love us every time you are using your kitchen.



If you visit our modern kitchen showroom, one of our designers will be happy to work with you to build one of the finest modern kitchens. 

To learn more about our kitchens, call the German Kitchen Center at (888) 209-5240.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Modern Kitchens in Washington DC

Washington DC and its metropolitan area are both growing rapidly. The DC Area is one of the best places to live in the country with its high quality real estate options, its world-class food scene and its unparalleled cultural offerings. Washington DC is a true international city, attracting the interests of artists, politicians thinkers and, yes, chefs and kitchen designers, from around the world.  In short, DC is in.

Living in Washington DC or one of its many suburbs is to be in elite company, among the most 
Modern Kitchens in Washington DC - Kitchen By Leicht
exciting, dynamic communities in the country. Wouldn't it be appropriate to have a modern kitchen in Washington DC that suited this vibrant place to live?  Come visit the German Kitchen Center showroom in Washington DC to see the latest and most eye-catching kitchen designs from several of the world's most acclaimed kitchen designers. 

Whether you are planning to stay for the long-term or are looking to take advantage of the busy real estate market, getting a modern European Kitchen from a leading European kitchen manufacturer would greatly elevate the quality of your home. The German Kitchen Center features exceptional kitchens from world-renowned kitchen manufacturers like Leicht, Nobilia, Team 7, DOCA and Matteo Gennari. A showcase kitchen by one of these manufacturers will create a magnificent space in your house that will change the way your cook, entertain or even have a family meal forever.

Kitchen By DOCA
German Kitchen Center has brought many of the world's most amazing kitchens to this truly international city. Because of their high standards of manufacturing and artistry, European Kitchens are the standard setters for the world's kitchen market. Countless innovations in both kitchen aesthetics and functionality found their genesis in countries like Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain.

If you visit our showroom, one of our designers will be happy to work with you to build one of the finest modern kitchens in Washington DC. Our kitchen experts understand how to best utilize your space to elevate your kitchen's form and function to new heights.


To learn more about Modern Kitchens in Washington DC, call the German Kitchen Center at (888) 209-5240.