Garbage and Recycling, #sink configurations, cutlery and utensil customization, state of the art appliance packages with smart technology all play an integral part in modern #kitchens.

Whether your kitchen is 5 / 15 / or 25 years old — custom features add not only to the function but the overall look of a classic kitchen.  This #walnut rangehood feature is not only beautiful but acts as the housing for an internal fan blower. The alternative is to purchase a stand alone unit that can resemble a chimney or what’s referred to as a #Pro-Style that takes on a more industrial, chef like feel.

Whatever your preference is for look — don’t underestimate the usefulness of an efficient fan blower.

Note of caution — over customizing the utility of internal drawers of your cabinetry can come back and haunt you if you’re not mindful of some of the drawbacks . Why not give yourself the flexibility  to utilize the drawers in several ways versus pre-determining their utility in advance with permanent inserts.

Often  more #countertop is a popular request. This is where solid design can make what is an average kitchen into a great kitchen space.  Designing three more feet of countertop in an area that is not an active work zone doesn’t necessarily add better function.

A #customkitchen can be very beautiful and functional without being over done. Its all about balance.  Thoughts?