Imagine yourself seated in a judge’s chair, deciding how to evaluate an award submission for a kitchen. Now imagine that it’s your kitchen…Does this sound like the Nightmare Before Breakfast?!
As a judge you give criteria points for Functionality, Detailing, Unique Solutions and, possibly, on Adapting to Site Conditions and Energy Considerations or Green Attributes. The bottom line for you as a judge is, of course, The Look.
As a contractor, I consider Function before all else; beauty smoothly follows a clear, efficient design. Detailing can include how effectively the designer and trades people have integrated the working aspects of the kitchen to leverage both eye appeal and easy use of that expensive gadgetry.
In a renovation, the existing kitchen’s services and floor plan provides design constraint and inspiration for our designer. Many of our best renovations succeeded because of space considerations, treasured aspects of the home and a challenging layout of adjacent rooms.
Energy use and Green considerations are achieved with careful selection of appliances and water fixtures. Always consider health and air quality. Most products are thoroughly supported by great documentation, giving the consumer and contractor added confidence in selecting the right products.