Monday, April 10, 2017

Enhance Your Kitchen, Enhance Your Life

Kitchen by Nobilia
Your kitchen can be the most important room in your house. No other room sees so much use or is used for so much. Your Kitchen is where your family shares the start of the day. It’s where you bond with your friends over crudités and glasses of wine. It’s where you sneak in a pint of ice cream at night when no one else is looking. In short, the kitchen is where you go to find the textures and flavors that add sweetness to your life, but it’s crucial for a kitchen to be properly designed in order to do all it can for you.

Kitchen Drawers by Leicht
The frustration with a conventional kitchen is that the more you try to do with it, the more difficult it becomes to get anything done.  Every new knife, blender, whisk or spice you bring into your kitchen, takes up space on your counter top and in your cabinets, eventually creating unmanageable chaos. Instead of attempting that new recipe you’ve been aching to try, you are wasting your time shuffling everything on and off your counter just to clear enough space to work. Trying to solve the problem with cheap-looking plastic containers and organizers simply adds more clutter and distracts from the shape and beauty of the room. Is there a way to do more with your kitchen in a way that actually makes your life easier?

The answer to that question is “yes.” 

The German Kitchen Center’s kitchen designers can help you do more with your kitchen, whether you are using it for cooking, entertaining or simply relaxing. You will be better able to add more tools to your culinary toolbox while using less space. 

Kitchen Drawers by Team 7
Think about what usually clutters your counter top. Plastic and aluminum wrapping containers in cheap cardboard boxes?  In perfectly engineered Modern Kitchen Cabinets, there are now dedicated spools for them in your drawers, removed from sight. Is that wooden knife block occupying too much space? A wood block drawer can safely tuck your knives away while still protecting their edges. Your countertop, now free of clutter and distractions, can become a pure space for you to enjoy the art of cooking.

German Kitchen Center’s kitchen designers in NYC are there to allow you to do more with your kitchen, adding more usable space while greatly enhancing its visual appeal. Whether you have a tight cooking space or a large open expanse, German kitchen engineers have found cutting-edge solutions to shelving and storage that are sleekly designed to be both beautiful and practical, replacing the usual chaos of the kitchen with an atmosphere of balance and harmony. Your busiest room has become a sanctuary, one of life’s daily struggles has become a source of joy and release. 

To learn more about how German Kitchen Center’s kitchen designers can help you build a kitchen that gives you the freedom to do more, schedule a free kitchen design consultation at (888) 209-5240.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Team 7 Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Supplying Wood for Steinway & Sons Pianos



Any top chef will tell you that the best meals can only be made from the finest ingredients. What is true for the chef is just as true of the kitchen designer. Team 7 is a modern European kitchen cabinet and furniture manufacturer that not only designs exquisite, natural wood kitchens that lead the industry in innovation, strength and beauty, they grow the very trees that make it possible. So renowned is the quality of Team 7’s wood, that Steinway & Sons, the legendary piano artisans, began using it as the core ingredient of their storied instruments, because anything less than the finest ingredients would lessen the beauty of a Steinway grand’s celebrated sound.

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of this historic partnership, the German Kitchen Center is proud to feature kitchens by Team 7. Team 7’s cabinets and furniture are painstakingly crafted in Austria and renowned for their visual appeal, their strength, and their functionality. Through innovative design, Team 7 crafts kitchens that can easily adapt to a variety of purposes and provides storage solutions that make maximal use of every cubic inch of space.



Both Team 7 kitchens and Steinway pianos are built from 100% natural wood grown in Northern Austria. Team 7 proudly and sustainably grows and mills its own trees to ensure both strength and beauty. The company’s owner, Georg Emprechtinger, is himself the son of a sawmill owner and grew up amidst the sights and smells of good wood. This lifelong passion for trees and woodwork has translated into a company that literally nurtures each of its creations from the ground up.




Just as those with a discerning ear benefit from the unparalleled quality of a Steinway & Sons Piano, those with discerning eyes benefit from the incomparable quality of a kitchen from Team 7. If you are interested in seeing a Team 7 kitchen first hand, you can visit a German Kitchen Center showroom where you can see the latest in contemporary European Kitchens and receive advice and assistance from kitchen design experts. 

Remember, whether it comes to designing the perfect instrument or the perfect kitchen, nothing but the finest ingredients will do.

To learn more about modern European kitchens & furniture by Team 7 and other top manufacturers, call the German Kitchen Center at (888) 209-5240.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

How to Select a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor

Selecting the right contractors is essential to remodel your kitchen exactly the way you want it to be. Before selecting a remodeling contractor, you will need a list of qualities you will need in a contractor, e.g. does he have any previous experience in remodeling? Do the previous remodeling designs match your ideas of quality remodeling? If not, is the potential contractor able to understand the services you are looking for and the requirements you have for remodeling your kitchen? These are the questions, that you need to be asking yourself while selecting a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor, and these are all the questions we can provide an answer to easily due to our years of experience in home remodeling industry.

How to Select a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor 
We provide customized Kitchen Remodeling Contracting services at German Kitchen Center, all you need to do is tell us your requirements and your ideal remodeled kitchen design or at least the idea of it, and our expert contractors with years of experience in the industry will turn your idea into reality. To ensure that we are the right fit for remodeling your kitchen, or the contractor we are sending to you checks of your list, you can arrange a meeting with us, and clear all your queries.

Or you could visit our page or look at the reviews of our previous customers and see the before and after pictures of previous re-modeled kitchen. Our services are designed based on trust and dependability, if you trust us with the work you will be able to tell us exactly what you need and to build a long-term relationship with you and other potential customers we provide dependable and high quality remodeling services.

Before selecting a contractor otherwise, a general guide would be to ask for recommendations from your friends and family, read old reviews and always meet the contractor face to face before going on with the contract.

Please feel free to give us a call at 888-209-5240 if you are looking to find out more about us at German Kitchen Center or to learn more on how to select a kitchen remodeling contractor. One of our kitchen design experts will be happy to speak to you.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Kitchen Remodeling in NYC

What does your kitchen say about you?
Kitchen by Team 7

Does it say “here is a person who is serious about their culinary life?”

Does it say “here is a person who knows how to make the most of their space?”

Does it say “here is a person who has exquisite interior decorating taste?”

What if you could design a kitchen that says all three?

Modern kitchen design makes it all possible. No compromises. No sacrifices.  

It all started when German kitchen engineers answered those three questions.

What makes a kitchen say “here is a person who is serious about their culinary life?" Capacity to optimize cooking surfaces and house all the necessary modern kitchen tools, utensils and appliances.

What makes a kitchen say “here is a person who knows how to make the most of their space?” Customizable drawers that neatly fit every single spoon, knife, plate, bowl, measuring cup, and plastic bag that would otherwise clutter a kitchen.


Kitchen by Leicht
What makes a kitchen say “here is a person who has exquisite interior decorating taste?” Sleek, modern kitchen cabinetry and furniture that makes one think more of architectural artistry than quotidian practicalities.

The innovation and precision of German engineering has enabled you to create a kitchen that can house all your tools in a minimum of space while still maintaining exquisite modern kitchen design principles. It all starts with asking, and answering, the right questions and having the knowledge, and courage, to truly do everything at once.

German Kitchen Center provides those looking for Kitchen Remodeling in NYC with the tools and personalized guidance  to craft European-styled modern kitchens from Leicht, Nobilia and Team 7 brands recognized and awarded for their leadership in both the art and science of kitchen design. Our showrooms vividly demonstrate how these brands can create a modern kitchen without compromise so both the culinary and architectural arts can be wed harmoniously in a single space within your home.


To learn more about how to design a modern kitchen that gives you the freedom to do more, schedule a free Kitchen Remodeling in NYC consultation with the German Kitchen Center at (888) 209-5240.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Improve Your Home's Usability With Innovative Kitchen Functionality

Kitchen ergonomics are nothing new. Since the 1940's, designers have tried to arrange the kitchen for maximum productivity by introducing concepts such as the kitchen work triangle and the Toe Kick concept. Today at German Kitchen Center we’d like to show you how you can improve your home’s usability with innovative kitchen functionality.

A Brief Background of Kitchen Ergonomics and Usability
Improve Your Home's Usability With Innovative Kitchen Functionality 
The kitchen triangle concept, an heirloom in most kitchens although introduced back in the 1940's, places the mostly used items in the kitchen in close proximity to each other. So you have the fridge, countertop, or stove, and sink being very close together. That way, you don’t have to move a lot to get work done. You simply grab things from the fridge, head over the countertop and prepare a meal, and if you want to use the sink, it’s right next to you.

The Toe Kick concept, and don’t think about painfully bumping your small toe on any of the kitchen’s appliances, applies largely to storage. A toe kick essentially is the niche you find at the bottom of a cabinet. The niche allows you to get closer to the countertop without having to adopt an awkward posture, or knocking your toes against the base of the cabinet.

These two kitchen ergonomic concepts have served well over the years. They make your work easier by making sure you are as comfortable as possible while working and two, you don’t strain yourself with awkward postures.

Are Smart Kitchens Driving Kitchen Ergonomics Out of the Window?
But modern homes are going through some sort of renaissance, primarily driven by new technologies. Over the last few years, most kitchen work has become automated with the invention of the microwave, smart ovens and even smart fridges.

If you have some of these kitchen appliances around, you might think kitchen ergonomics are no longer important. If you have some food in the fridge, today you can just microwave it and enjoy a nice hot meal without having to use the countertop. So that means the kitchen work triangle have little bearing on your situation. The same case can be made for the toe kick concept.

Kitchen Ergonomics are Still Important
However, that’s not necessarily the case. Even with smart kitchen appliances, you still need to work out some bit of usability (ergonomics) into your kitchen. By doing that, you make your life even easier because you enjoy the best of both worlds: automation and high usability.

And to do that, you have to be a bit innovative. You can stop cringing, we are not talking about do-it-yourself-er here. Rather, you can take advantage of a lot of new kitchen innovations to make the most out of your kitchen’s storage and usability. At German Kitchen Center we have onsite designers to help you implement innovative kitchen functionality into the design of your new kitchen. We even offer free design consultations!


For more information about our innovative kitchens or to learn more about us at German Kitchen Center, call us today at 888-209-5240. One of our kitchen design experts will happy to speak to you. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How Does a New Kitchen Raise Your Home's Value?

How does a new kitchen raise your home's value? It’s amazing what people will do to raise the value of their home but really, a lot of people have no clue on how to maximize value. When it comes to recouping home improvement costs there is one room that should be held above all others: your kitchen. The kitchen is a great place to remodel to raise the value of your home

The kitchen has traditionally been an important room in the house because cooking and sharing food has long been central to family life. Meals will continue to be important, but cooking has, in some cases, significantly changed. The grocery industry has focused on replacements for home meals and hundreds of restaurants have incorporated "to-go" in their business model. Whether we cook frequently or not, kitchens remain the foundation of family life because it is where we live and gather. It is where most of us start and end our days and share the information of our day. Today's kitchens serve more roles than ever before: entertainment center, home office, cooking and dining space. The electronics for an entertainment center may include TV, music and internet connection and the office area may have a desk, files, computer and bookshelves. A new kitchen can help incorporate these elements into your kitchen.

How Does a New Kitchen Raise Your Home's Value 
Designing a kitchen for a new or existing home is a big investment in time, money and energy. Truly it could sometimes be stressful and challenging but people who have had a new kitchen in their homes can testify.  The   results are more than worth the effort. Your kitchen is the heart of the home and potential buyers usually check it out first when viewing a home for sale. For a couple hundred dollars, you can certainly spruce of the kitchen to increase your home value: spring for new sink faucets, repair any squeaky or off-track drawers and cabinets, replace old and worn cabinet handles. Before you begin the process of designing your new kitchen, you will need to set the criteria for the design. It is recommended that you engage a professional kitchen designer that not only designs the cabinet layout, but designs every element of the kitchen and is involved throughout the entire project, so that the final result will be a cohesive design that reflects optimum function and style. A professional designer from German Kitchen Center will not only help you create a beautiful, efficient, kitchen but will save you significant time and money and you will both have fun developing your joint creation. What follows will get your energy flowing and thoughts racing, in preparation for embarking upon your journey. And, it is a journey!

Of course the kitchen can make a significant difference in the value of your home. As such, it is crucial that you invest in having a modern, fresh and charming kitchen. Modern cabinetry, under cabinet lighting and new appliances will all significantly increase the value of your home on the market. You might not even be planning to sell your home anytime soon but it’s an inevitable question when you consider remodeling: How much will this improvement add to the value of my home? When it comes to your kitchen; it’s going to be a huge one.

To learn more on how a new kitchen raises the value of your home, or to learn more about us at German Kitchen Center, please call us today at 888-209-5240. One of our kitchen design experts will be happy to speak with you!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Custom Kitchens in NYC

That sense of total control and ownership! Nothing beats having your kitchen custom designed just perfectly for you; your way, your choice, your taste. Your home's kitchen could be the first place your kids go after school if they want a snack. It could be the place where you put all your stuff after first coming home from work so that you can take a few minutes to get settled. If you host Thanksgiving at your house, it'll definitely see a lot of traffic as people pour in to make sure the feast is everything that you want. It serves all of these purposes adequately but, if you want to get the most out of it, then you'll want to get a custom kitchen that makes yours unlike any other that you've ever seen before. There are a few different things that you can do to make the kitchen in your home a place that you, your family and your guests will be happy to be in. Today at German Kitchen Center, we’d like to share some key things we take into consideration when designing custom kitchens in NYC.

Custom Kitchens in NYC 
It is important to plan your custom kitchen carefully so you don't fall into traps. No detail is too small; even a broom cupboard may not seem like a big deal until you find you have nowhere to keep your brooms. A lot of people focus so much on the actual design and look of the kitchen that they don't think the small details through. A kitchen is a room you use every day so minor oversights can become major aggravations over time. You shouldn’t just think about how your kitchen will look but actually how you will use your custom kitchen. Be practical when it comes to kitchen counter tops; go for materials that are steady and easy to clean. Having a custom kitchen is a major financial investment. It sure involves a lot of time and undoing something you don't like and can't live with is even more expensive than building the custom kitchen in the first place. When you create a custom kitchen with us, we’ll make sure you love it for years to come.

When it comes to custom kitchens, the layout is one upfront detail.  If you have to prepare food on one end of the kitchen, and then cook it on the other, that's not going to serve you well. If you are going to splurge on custom kitchens, then your top tip is to go for quality on the essentials. Get high quality appliances. Make sure your cabinetry is high quality rather than lower end—rather, spend less on kitchen counter tops, which can be easily upgraded in the future. If you have your heart set on granite kitchen counter tops, which are beautiful and practical, but your budget is tight, use a quality laminate, and make replacing them a future goal.

Custom Kitchens in NYC 
All of these looking so good but really you need to get to the right people to get the right thing done. Getting a custom kitchen is not just something you do anyhow. You need advice, support and all of the help you can possibly get; one reason to hire the services of a professional and licensed custom kitchen company. For a quality, pleasing and adorable kitchen, it is best to get help from the right place; leave no room for regrets. At German Kitchen Center, we’ve been providing people with high quality, custom kitchens in NYC for years. We have the experience, expertise, and all the required licenses and paper work to do what we do.


For more information on our custom kitchens in NYC or to learn more at German Kitchen Center, call us today at 888-209-5240. One of our kitchen design experts will be happy to speak with you.