Design Tips

In the 85 years we’ve been in business, we’ve designed many, many kitchens meeting Jewish food prep and storage requirements. We are familiar with which appliances have “Sabbath settings” and which appropriately segment meat and dairy (in many cases we purchase side-by-side units) and we are adept in designing cabinets to satisfy these requirements.

Absolutely. We love partnering with all the professional trades. When working with an interior designer, architect or contractor, we confine our input to elements involved in implementing a professional, long-lasting kitchen.

Mild soap and water is the best and what we recommend.  Chemical cleaners can strip the finishes and never, never use anything abrasive.

There are many factors contributing to the duration of a project.  Scope of the renovation: is plumbing being moved, flooring being ripped out, electrical rewiring necessary, etc.  How quickly the homeowner is able to make decisions is primary. As far as the production of the cabinetry, the offerings can vary as much as their lead times.  For example, our efficiently-made semi-custom lines can turn around in about 6 to 8 weeks.  Whereas our custom, hand-carved cabinetry sources can take 10 to 12 weeks to produce.  Lead times are always subject to demand, so always check with our designers to confirm current production schedules.  

There are a few questions we should keep in mind when selecting the ideal countertop. What design concept will be chosen for the space? How practical is the material and what maintenance will it require? Natural stones conveys sophistication for traditional or transitional homes. Natural stones such as granite, marble and quartzite require sealing in order to protect their porous surface. Manmade materials like Quartz sold via such trade names, Pental Quartz, Cesarstone or Silestone need very little to no maintenance and can be scratch resistant. Quartz gives continuity and predictable patterns. It makes a great selection for today’s family homes. 

Functionality, and layout.  If you are left-handed, cabinet layout, door openings and position of major appliances needs to be considered.  Size of daily dishes, flatware, pots & pans, etc.  Some items are oversized and must be accounted for when designing storage.  Flow of the space; how large is the family? Are there children that will be spending time in the kitchen?  Entertaining?  And…cleaning areas vs. cooking areas.

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