Saturday, September 16, 2017

How to Choose a Kitchen Designer

If you are tired of the current look of your kitchen and you are open to a remodeling, you'll discover that hiring a professional is the best way to go. If you are going for an exceptional kitchen designer, you should understand what exactly you are looking for.

For remodeling of your kitchen, you will be need the services of a skilled and creative designer. Ideally, they will understand the type of design and décor that best suits you, and can also make certain your final kitchen translate your vision to reality.



kitchen designer
If you already have plans, you can approach showrooms or independent kitchen designers and ask them to design and/ or price the kitchen you want according to your plans. If you don’t have plans you can either take measurements yourself or ask a kitchen designer to come to measure.


One of the first things you will need to consider is the price. You call in a few designers that charge a fair price for their services. However, keep in mind that opting for the cheapest kitchen designer may get you less than what you wanted. If price is a factor, then you should consider your budget for the remodeling. Factor in the cost of the designer along with the cost of materials so you definitively know what you can afford.
Once you have a proposal from a designer and you like the proposed design and pricing, you should retain your designer. If you are not satisfied you can either ask the designer to provide you with additional options and/ or seek proposals from other kitchen designers.



It is important to bring forth any ideas you have as to the design you want your kitchen to have. Most designers have a great design concept, however, your input should be entertained and somewhat incorporated into the design. After all, the kitchen is yours. When you start working with a designer and realize your personality conflicts, and maybe you experienced difficulty in expressing your opinions and perspective, then you consider hiring another designer. 
You should work with a kitchen designer that you feel is listening to your needs and is capable of designing a good looking and well functioning kitchen.


Meet with the designer so you can share a thought regarding the remodeling. Nowadays, designers can draw up a digital form of your intended kitchen design for you to see how your kitchen will look before the actual remodeling begins. This makes choosing your ideal design much easier.
virtual kitchen design

If the designer is also the kitchen supplier and you feel the price is attractive, the quality of the product is good, and you like the design then you should retain the designer. Or, if the price is too high you can ask the designer if there are ways to revise the design in order to accommodate your budget or you can seek proposals from other kitchens designers who can also supply the 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.

Friday, September 15, 2017

How To Get Your Dream Kitchen Within Your Budget

The German Kitchen Center allows you to find the absolute best kitchen 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 builder to create 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.
Kitchen by Team 7
1. Value category – Our US partner- manufacturer can supply a higher quality cabinet made in the US at prices which compete with the Asian imports. 2. Premium value European brand – Nobilia, the largest kitchen manufacturer in the world produces high quality German kitchens at the affordable prices. Nobilia kitchens are engineered with exceptional quality and craftsmanship to be both eye-catching and durable. 3. Premium European brand – Leicht is the premium German kitchen brand. Leicht kitchens feature state-of-the-art technology and an enormous array of available colors and finishes, providing enormous cutomizability in addition to high quality manufacturing. 4. Solid wood kitchens and furniture – Team7 is the undisputed world leading manufacturer of real solid wood kitchens and furniture. The wood used in Team 7 kitchens is grown in a privately owned forest and is renowned around the world for its strength and beauty. 5.Custom European kitchens – Doca is the # 1 European custom kitchen manufacturer. If you can dream it, they can create it. 6. 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. 7. European wardrobes and closets – Hulsta, the # 1 German brand and Pianca, the leading Italian brand can supply you with any style and price point. 8. American custom kitchens – Tedwood, our Pennsylvania partner, can produce any American style high-end cabinetry you may need. 9. 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.
Kitchen by Matteo Gennari

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.

To speak with a kitchen designer about our kitchens, call the German Kitchen Center at (888)209-5240.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Modern Kitchens in Chicago, IL

Chicago is a city famous for its revolutionary food scene.  From Jibarito sandwiches that use plantains as a bun to the Greektown flaming cheese creation known as Saganaki, Chicago is a city that offers exciting and unique experiences for the adventurous palate. If there is a city in America that can be described as paradise for the foodie in search of the next great innovation, it’s Chicago. A city with a modern food scene as endlessly innovative and surprising as Chicago deserves kitchens that are just as innovative and surprising, and the place to go to find such kitchens is the German Kitchen Center.


German Kitchen Center is the home of innovative, gorgeous and durable modern kitchens in Chicago that are worthy of the culinary whirlwind that is the Windy City. Pioneering chefs who use their kitchens to invent will find ample options to suit their creativity, from advanced cabinet opening and closing mechanisms that don’t require the use of their hands to creative kitchen tool storage solutions that allow them to increase the size of their work surfaces without giving up any tools in their food preparation arsenal, European Kitchens expand cooking possibilities in ways both subtle and obvious.

Modern Kitchens in Chicago
For those who are looking for a showpiece kitchen to entertain, European kitchens offer some of the most eye catching designs around from the pristine, seamless minimalism of handle less kitchens to the celebrated natural wood surfaces of Team 7’s kitchen furniture, to Leicht’s 5,000 available custom colors, you will be able to create a kitchen that is as creative, memorable, unique and surprising as Chicago’s culinary scene.

German Kitchen Center’s kitchen designers will work with you to create a modern kitchen in Chicago that meets the unique needs of your home and space. Whether you are looking to create a chef’s nirvana or a place for the family to gather over dinner, German Kitchen Center offers expertly manufactured kitchens that offer cutting-edge functionality.


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

Friday, September 8, 2017

6 Reasons to Purchase a German Kitchen

If you weren’t convinced immediately to buy a German kitchen just by visiting one our kitchen showrooms and seeing their sleek and modern design, then this list will further convince you by giving you most insight about our industry behind the scenes. We pride ourselves in quality control and efficient engineering along with our innovative craftsmanship.


1. Our market has high standards 

German Kitchen manufacturers must satisfy the needs of their domestic market, which is the most developed and competitive market in the world. German consumers realized that purchasing a kitchen from an established factory is the safest way to buy a kitchen.

2. Your favorite cars are German

Many of the leading, most-renowned car brands in the world are from German manufacturers. Consumers would usually not risk purchasing a car from a factory which is not one of the known brands – same for your kitchen. The German kitchen manufacturing industry created a standard which forces the top German kitchen brands to conduct themselves at a level of professionalism comparable to the German car manufacturers. That means a high level of factory precision down to the tiniest and seemingly most insignificant details, details lesser manufacturers are likely to miss.

3. We are constantly improving

Leicht Kitchen Cabinets
Large industrial manufacturers can afford to innovate, because they are large enough to maintain a research and development department. They adhere to the proper processes associated with a commitment to innovate and always improve product quality and performance.

     4. Design That Never Stops Improving 

German kitchen manufacturers introduce the next year’s model officially at their Open 
House show in September. The next year’s 
most cutting-edge design, hardware, organization, finishes, electronics and any technology would be introduced at the show, making each brand’s product offering better and better every year.

     5. Our Manufacturers Have Been in the Industry for More Than 50 Years

There are less than 20 established German kitchen manufacturers, all considered known brands, which are part of this small industry and can maintain this commitment to excellence. Each of these manufacturers has been in business for 50 years or more and has made a significant investment in machinery and research. 

     6. Quality Control + New Technology = Innovation

Team 7 Kitchen Cabinets
Since quality control is a symbol of industrialized German manufacturers, maintaining an effective testing process that screens out any potential defects is another difference between the larger factories and smaller shops. In addition to quality control, there are specific technologies and products which can only be engineered and produced in larger more industrialized factories.

All together it is not only safer to purchase from one of the established German kitchen brands, but also you can be sure that the quality of product, consistency and overall leading-edge design will guarantee a better kitchen cabinet.

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. Speak with one our kitchen designers to learn how you can efficiently improve your kitchen’s capabilities and enjoy your kitchen for years to come.

To speak with a kitchen designer, call the German Kitchen Center at (888)209-5240.

Three Ways To Efficiently Design Your Kitchen

At German Kitchen Center, our kitchen designers work extensively to help you create a kitchen that is not only luxurious but suits you and your entire family’s needs. Whether you are a parent, expert culinarian or both, it is essential to have a kitchen that not only functions well but looks great.

Tip Number 1: Start with a layout that makes sense to you.


Any work station, whether an oven or a kitchen work area—should be set up to accommodate the specific details of the work to be performed.


Every kitchen needs a sink, a refrigerator and a cooktop. Creating the traditional “working triangle” is a more conventional approach, which says it’s best to spread out the three main appliances as much as possible to allow for optimal cooking room. This is ideal for a family that needs room for the multiple activities going on in the kitchen – such as homework & meal prep.

Kitchen Designers in NYC
On the other hand, if you are a master chef or just have a passion for cooking it is more practical to have a tighter working station which includes having a tighter configuration so that all of your appliances are closely within reach. Less walking back and forth makes food preparation both convenient and fast. When you are working more efficiently, it only makes sense to make the working triangle closer to the cook so everything can be accessed easily.  Our kitchen designers will help you realize which design will fit your needs.


Tip Number 2: Decide whether you want a separate sitting area or a counter area with stools.

The kitchen is considered the heart of the home. Many kitchens today are a central open space which includes a bar area with stools. This can be beneficial if you want your kitchen to be the central hub of your home. Whether you have a large family or enjoy entertaining in the kitchen this can be a great asset. Having bar stools at your countertop can make it easier to communicate with friends and family while being conveniently in your kitchen cooking and prepping meals.



While many prefer bar stools, others opt for the separate dining room area for their home. If you are an avid cook, it may be easier to have friends and family away from the kitchen but still close enough to communicate. We all love having friends and family over, but some people prefer not to have others in their cooking space. In that case, having a separate dining area would be the best choice for you. Our kitchen designers can build you a custom table that accents your kitchen to perfection.







Tip Number 3: You need to love how your kitchen looks and feels.


The aesthetic approach to kitchens today is that they should blend seamlessly into the home and should look just as nice as, or nicer than, any other furniture piece. With the array of colors and styles our kitchen designers can help you choose from, it is not hard to find the right combination of pieces to blend into your home.


Modern kitchen design is integrated and hides the appliances so that they would blend into the kitchen cabinetry. Paneled dishwashers and refrigerators cannot be seen and even ovens can be tucked away behind sliding door mechanisms. Regardless what innovative technology you use in your kitchen, remember it needs to be practical for you and your home.

If you love how your kitchen looks and you feel that the kitchen is inviting you to cook, entertain and hang out – that means the kitchen was designed successfully to fit your needs.

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. Speak with one our kitchen designers to learn how you can efficiently improve your kitchen’s capabilities and enjoy your kitchen for years to come.

To speak with a kitchen designer, call the German Kitchen Center at (888)209-5240.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Kitchens in NYC

New York City. The name alone is evocative. It is a city that inspires artists, musicians, and, perhaps above all, architects and interior designers. New York is, and always has been, a designer’s dream. To live in New York City is to live in a vital, breathing, work of art.

There is no reason why the spirit of the city, of the classic and the modern, the innovative and the aesthetic, shouldn’t make the journey into your home. And just as the Statue of Liberty made its journey across the Atlantic to become an iconic resident of this great city, you can import a kitchen from Europe that makes a profound statement in your own home.


Combining innovative function, impeccable design and durable construction, Modern European Kitchens in NYC can elevate the quality of any home. As the USA’s leading kitchen showroom, German Kitchen Center offers New Yorkers the opportunity to create transformative spaces within their homes.

Kitchens in NYC
Whether you favor a traditional, contemporary or transitional kitchen, German Kitchen Center’s kitchen designers can help you create a showpiece kitchen that will impress your visitors while enhancing your ability to cook and entertain.


Just as there is no such thing as an “ordinary day” in New York City, there is no such thing as an ordinary meal in one of our modern European Kitchens. With one of our Kitchens in NYC, every dinner party become an event, every food preparation becomes performance art and every routine family meal gains the feeling of a special occasion.

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. Speak with one our kitchen designers to learn how our kitchen remodeling in NYC can improve your kitchen’s capabilities and increase the value of your home if you decide to sell.

To speak with a kitchen designer about our kitchens in NYC, call the German Kitchen Center at (888)209-5240.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Handle less Kitchens in Denver CO

When designing a modern European kitchen for your home, you will need to decide what type of cabinets you would like. Do you want to be with or without handles? If you're interested in installing handle less kitchens in Denver CO for your home, you should get an idea of what particular design meets with your specific taste. Our showroom at German Kitchen Center holds a variety of styles and design options for you to choose from. 


Handle less kitchens by European terminology, are cabinets with a continuous aluminum grip rail inserted throughout an entire row of cabinetry. At German Kitchen Center, we feature innovative and quality handle less kitchen designs from renowned European manufacturers such as Leicht, Nobilia and Team 7.

One popular handle less kitchen in Denver CO is the Leicht Avance style, which uses a unique "C" channel technology, which makes your kitchen cabinets and drawers seem invisible at first look. A more typical handle less option is made with a "J" channel technology as designed by Nobilia.

Handle less Kitchens in Denver CO
We hold many other handle less looks that don't use a continuous grip rail system. These designs are considered to be non-"true" handle less kitchens. Leicht Pura has designs where the handle is formed into the door, while still maintaining to blend in with the cabinets' aesthetics.

There is also the option of a handle integrated into the door. However, the cabinets aren't connected by a continuous grip rail, which makes it look misaligned. Perhaps you're not looking for something like those options in particular. There is also the option to use electrical or mechanical touch latches, which makes putting cooking materials away much easier.



Handle less kitchens in Denver CO create a clean modern look, bringing a more open concept to your kitchen. You don't have to settle for one option when you can explore many others.

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


Friday, August 18, 2017

Kitchen Cabinets in Miami FL

Are you looking for different types of Kitchen Cabinets in Miami FL?


Miami is a place of diversity, vibrant colors and artistic inspiration. When looking for kitchen cabinets, you want to look at designs that bring the energetic and fun appeal Miami offers. You should look online for design options or come visit our showroom at German Kitchen Center

We have an array of kitchen cabinets in Miami FL you can choose from in our showroom or on our site. Our professional kitchen designers work with you on finding your preferred door style and finish based on your selected choice. 

Should you decide to pick a style on your own, you will need to decide whether you prefer something more traditional or more modern. If you're unable to choose between the two, a popular tend today for a style category between traditional and modern is called "transitional." You can have the best of both style types and have a unique look to your kitchen. 

Once your style has been chosen, you'll need to decide whether you what handles or if you want your kitchen cabinets in Miami FL to be handle less. You'll also need to decide what door type and finish color you desire for it. 

We have an numerous finish options for your kitchen cabinets in Miami FL, but the main options are:

  • Wood
  • Laminate
  • Lacquer
  • Glass
  • and Acrylic
Kitchen Cabinets in Miami FL
Other recent trends are concrete, stone and porcelain. If those choices aren't to your liking, we can have your cabinets be made in metal, fabric or any other material. 

Of course you should keep your budget in mind  considering wood, glass and lacquers are a bit pricey. German Kitchen Center can give you a free kitchen design consultation that words within your budget demands.

Add some Miami flair and color to your kitchen with our kitchen cabinets in Miami FL. German Kitchen Center takes pride in providing exceptional service and designs for your new kitchen project.

To learn more about our Kitchen Cabinets in Miami FL or inquire about other design choices at German Kitchen Center, contact us at (888) 209-5240.  

Monday, August 7, 2017

Contemporary Kitchens in Chicago, IL



Have you visited the German Kitchen Center?

German kitchens are world renowned for their high quality design and craftsmanship, but what is it that truly makes contemporary German kitchens better?

First, contemporary German kitchen manufacturers, must satisfy the needs of their domestic market which is the most developed and competitive market in the world. German consumers realized over 50 years ago that purchasing a kitchen from an established factory is the safest way to buy a kitchen. Smaller manufacturers can never provide the same level of product. A good comparison is the car industry. Consumers would usually not risk purchasing a car from a factory which is not one of the known brands.

The German kitchen manufacturing industry created a standard which forces the top contemporary German kitchen brands to conduct themselves at a level of professionalism comparable to the German car manufacturers.

Large industrial manufacturers can afford to innovate, because they are large enough to maintain a research and development department and adhere to the proper processes associated with a commitment to innovate and always improve the product quality and performance.

Just like car manufacturers, the contemporary German kitchen manufacturers introduce the next year’s model officially at their Open House show in September. The next year’s most innovative design, hardware, organization, finishes, electronics and any technology would be introduced at the show, making each brand’s product offering better and better every year.
There are less than 20 established contemporary kitchen manufacturers in Germany all considered known brands, which are part of this small industry and are capable of maintaining this commitment to excellence. Each of these manufacturers has been in business for 50 years or more and has made a significant investment in machinery and innovation. Each of these established factories is committed to supporting a research and development department which continues to innovate and improve the product. 

Contemporary Kitchens in Chicago IL
Since quality control is a symbol of industrialized manufacturers, maintaining a real quality control process which tests the product for any potential defects is another difference between the larger factories and smaller shops.

In addition to quality control, there are specific technologies and products which can only be engineered and produced in larger more industrialized factories.


All together it is not only safer to purchase from one of the established German kitchen brands but also you can be sure that the quality of product, consistency and overall innovation will guarantee a better kitchen cabinet.

The German Kitchen Center is proud to showcase these brands at showrooms across the country and provide these quality contemporary kitchens in Chicago IL.

Be sure to visit our showroom in to see some of these contemporary kitchens in Chicago, IL or give us a call to schedule your free kitchen design consultation at 888-209-5240

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Kitchen Designers in Denver, CO

Whether you are looking into remodeling or completely redesigning your kitchen, you want something that represents a chef's paradise. While looking into design options, there are other aspects to consider for your renovation. You would need to look into getting professional and experienced kitchen designers in Denver, CO. You don't need to look far, however. German Kitchen Center has qualified and proficient kitchen designers in Denver to help you with your project. 
Kitchen Designers in Denver, CO

German Kitchen Center knows that our clients want the kitchen of their dreams. Luxury, good quality and gorgeous styles are what you'll receive with our kitchen designers in Denver. We can make your once plain and ordinary kitchen into something extraordinary and eye pleasing. 

If you are hesitant about considering getting a kitchen designer for your project, here are reasons why our kitchen designers in Denver can provide you with the kitchen of your dreams:


Stress and Time 

Remodeling anything does take time and patience. However, we understand that you want to be able to cook and host within your new kitchen. Our kitchen designers in Denver, CO take the added stress away with careful consideration for your renovation time. Remodeling is very much like a puzzle, and one single piece could cause problems if not constructed accurately.  Our kitchen designers are expert puzzle solvers.

Long Lasting 

You want your kitchen to be long-lasting by the end of the remodeling process. German Kitchen Center's designers can bring the lasting value  you desire for your kitchen. Luxury never goes out of style and blends in well with any modern design. 

Unique

Designing a space requires expanding your imagination. Our kitchen designers in Denver, CO can bring quality, richness and aesthetics to your redefined kitchen. We have an array of styles for you to browse from award-winning German manufacturers including Nobilia, LEICHT and Team 7. There are many possibilities for you to consider to create your unique masterpiece.

Qualified 

You shouldn't settle for less for your kitchen remodel. German Kitchen Center's kitchen designers in Denver have the knowledge and experience to make your dream kitchen a reality. 

If you would like more information about our kitchen designers in Denver, CO or wish to know more about German Kitchen Center, contact us at (888) 209-5240.

Monday, June 5, 2017

What You Need to Know About Hiring Kitchen Designers in NYC



Hiring the right kitchen designer is of the utmost importance when renovating your kitchen for optimal style and functionality. There are a lot of options out there and a lot of points to consider. Hiring kitchen designers in NYC can seem like a lot of work, but with the plan in hand, it can be done efficiently and effectively.

If you already have an idea in mind, it might be a good idea to present it to kitchen designers to see if they can help you realize them. However, if you are looking for inspiration, you should measure your kitchen and speak to a kitchen designer to help you come up with ideas. The first designer should be able to provide you with a proposal. If you aren’t happy with that proposal, however, you should ask your designer for an alternative, or start shopping around. Remember that you should be looking for a designer that suits your needs and priorities.



Remember to always consider three points when finalizing your choice of designer:

• Your Budget
• The Quality of the Kitchen
• How Much You Like the Design

You should try to find a design and a desire that’s capable of meeting your needs for all three. If you can’t afford the look and quality you desire, ask the designer if there’s a way to revise the design to better meet your budget.


The German Kitchen Center is one option to consider when hiring kitchen designers in NYC.
German Kitchen Center designers know the latest trends in European Kitchen Design including handleless kitchens and cabinetry with built in LED lighting and automated opening mechanisms. They understand how to lay out a kitchen for optimal beauty and utility and can design kitchens to meet your needs for budget, size and style.

Call the German Kitchen Center’s kitchen designers in NYC for a consultation at (888) 209-5240.


German Kitchen Center, your trusted kitchen designers in NYC.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Natural Wood Kitchens - The New 2017 Kitchen Trend

Natural Wood Kitchens - The New 2017 Kitchen Trend 
Natural wood is not often thought of as a practical material for anything beyond kitchen cabinets. However, there as been a new trend in 2017 of mostly, if not entirely wood kitchens. Wood kitchens provide a natural yet modern style to your kitchen. At German Kitchen Center we have many award winning wood kitchens available as well as custom wood kitchens

Many people wonder if wood counter tops and other kitchen surfaces are practical for kitchens, given the maintenance wood often requires. But wood surfaces have been treated to resist water damage, stains and more! 

Here are some issues you don't have to worry about when ordering a stylish wood kitchen.

Moisture
Too much water is known to warp and damage a wood surface, which is why we tend to avoid having wood in the bathroom, basement and until recently, kitchens. But a properly treated wood countertop for example, is not only safe to prepare food on, but is water resistant. As long as excess water is cleaned up in a timely manner, your wood counter top will be fine.  

Natural Wood Kitchens - The New 2017 Kitchen Trend 
Cleaning
Apart from moisture, the other concern most people face is cleaning a wooden surface. Should you clean it along the grains? Can you use water? What if it scratches? These are some of the millions of questions that swim in the minds of homeowners before opting out of wooden kitchens.

Cleaning your wood surfaces is simple and if you're unsure how to clean it, just call us and we can help you!

For more information about our natural wood kitchen -- the new 2017 kitchen trend, call us at German Kitchen Center at 888-209-5240. One of our wood kitchen experts will be happy to speak to you. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Handleless Kitchens in Manhattan

Modernize your kitchen by installing handleless kitchen doors

The recent kitchen cabinetry models have increasingly shifted to handleless doors for all the storage spaces. Handleless kitchens in Manhattan are part of the new wave of minimalist kitchen designs that are taking homeowners by storm. The designs are heavily favored contemporary homeowners due to their clean design and striking finishes.

Are you looking forward to changing your kitchen doors or building a new kitchen? Below are some reasons why you should consider the minimalist handleless kitchens are your next kitchen design.

Handleless kitchens are ultra-modern kitchens








The handleless door design is an ultra-modern look. They were first touted as a minimalist only idea, but the results were so impressive that they have now made it to everyday modern kitchen designs. They also blend easily with the rest of the kitchen.   

Create seamless flow between adjacent rooms

There are several people whose home designs include a combined kitchen and dining area. Incorporating the handleless kitchen design creates open spaces that effortlessly flow into each other. Home designers usually have a problem connecting their kitchen to the dining room due to the fact that both spaces have different atmospheres.

However, handleless kitchen doors make you feel as if you are never changing atmospheres when moving from the dining room to the kitchen and back. Thus, if you are planning to combine the dining room with your kitchen, handleless kitchen doors are a way you can create the seamless design. 

Hygienic and safe

Not only are handleless kitchens in Manhattan aesthetically appealing, but they are also safe and more hygienic. Generally, the kitchen doors trap a lot of dirt and grime. Most people do not remember to clean the handles in their daily kitchen cleaning routine. Therefore, the place becomes a hiding place for undesirable micro-organisms.

Handles can also become a safety risk in the kitchen, especially where space is limited. Clothing can get caught as you brush past the doors or children can hit their heads as they run through. Handleless kitchen doors eliminate this problem. 


Handleless kitchens offer many stylistic, safety and hygiene advantages. For more information about handleless kitchens in Manhattan, or to schedule a free kitchen design consultation call the German Kitchen Center at  (888)209-5240.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Handleless Kitchens in NYC

The German Kitchen Center’s Guide to Handleless Kitchens



Most homeowners who are interested in a modern style European kitchen purchase a handleless kitchen.

While that may seem like a simple idea, there are a surprising number of different ways to build and use cabinets without handles.

Below is our quick guide to understand your handleless kitchen options.

First things first:


What are Handleless Kitchens?



For a European kitchen designer, including German brands like Leicht and Nobilia, handleless isn’t simply the absence of a handle, but an entire quality of engineering. In a European-style handleless kitchen, cabinets are designed as smaller parts of a larger whole, built out from a long, continuous aluminum grip. That means that in a true European handleless kitchen, a grouping of two, five and even ten cabinets look of-a-piece with smooth, unbroken surfaces.

These sleek, fluid surfaces can easily include panels that seamlessly integrate appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers into your kitchen’s design. This consistency of design makes it possible for perfect color and style matches, leaving a clean and uniform appearance through every part of your kitchen.

Most European manufacturers build their handleless kitchens with a J-channel aluminum grip rail. As mentioned above, the entire set of cabinets is built simultaneously along this rail allowing for total consistency in form and style. To open a basic the door or drawer, all one needs to do is reach their fingertips into the channel and pull the door open.

Varieties


Leicht, Nobilia and other modern European kitchen manufacturers offer a wide variety of handleless kitchens that differ not only in how they open but in their appearance. Cabinetry is available in different designs, materials and colors with literally thousands of color, function and layout variations available. European Kitchens are famous for their clean lines and handleless kitchens do nothing but accentuate that strength.

Leicht Avance

The Avance and Avance Pro series feature what is called a C-Channel grip. Unlike the J-Channel grips, the C-Channel has a symmetrical shape that many find appealing. Finally, C-Channel design includes a lacquered aluminum grip rail that can be matched flawlessly with the colors of the cabinets themselves. They can even be fitted with non-intrusive LED strip lighting.




Leicht Contino

The Contino series is deliberately minimalist and includes sleek matt or high-gloss finished with handleless fronts. Grips in Contino series are virtually invisible, with cabinets that have flat, unblemished surfaces. 










Nobilia Line N


Nobilia’s Line N is a popular recent line of handleless kitchens available in a wide range of prices, colors and finishes.  These ultra-smooth cabinets feature a seamless design that runs continuously across the kitchen. The J-channel grips in this series can run horizontally or vertically making for easy use for any layout and makes for seamless built-in appliance integration. Line-N kitchens feature strongly articulated, laser-cut corners and edges, giving the kitchen a laser-sharp level of precision in both form and function. These sleek-yet-sharp designs also help to keep Line-N kitchens hygienic and easy to keep clean.

Lacquer Ergonomic Grip Handle Kitchens


Leicht’s Pur series and Nobilia’s similarly named Pura series both feature a creative variation on the handleless theme with molded lacquered cabinet fronts that include recessed ergonomic grip handles that are literally sculpted into the drawer and cabinet faces. Kitchens in this style benefit from having an articulated, handle-like design without the negatives associated with protruding handles like the risk of getting caught on clothing, obstructing passage, or causing scrapes and bruises.



Handleless Opening Systems


Some kitchens feature cabinetry without any kind of grip whatsoever and use innovative, cleverly engineered mechanisms to open drawers and cabinets.




Touch Latch -  Kitchens with touch latches, operate with springs and magnets. A simple press opens the door or drawer, with spring pressure causing the drawer to pop open. When closed, the drawer is sealed by magnets, staying in place until pressed open again. This system is particularly common in overheard and swinging cabinet doors. Both purely mechanical and electric versions are available.

SensoMatic – Featured in models from both Leicht and Nobilia, SenoMatic cabinets open electronically with a gentle push. One of the nicest benefits of this technology is that it makes it easy to open draws without the use of your hands.

Leicht SensoMechanik – Featuring spring loaded handles and electric mechanisms, Leicht’s SensoMechanik system blends the best of both electronic and pure mechanical designs, carefully tested for maximal ease of use.






Seeing is Believing



While we could describe the choices all day, the best way to truly understand what a handleless kitchen is all about is to see it in person. We invite you to take a tour of one of the German Kitchen Center’s many showrooms to experience the ease and style of handleless kitchens in nyc for yourself and to speak with an expert kitchen designer to determine what is right for you.

For more information about handleless kitchens in nyc, or to schedule a free kitchen design consultation call the German Kitchen Center at  (888)209-5240.

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.