The kitchen is often the heart of the home. It’s definitely a place where my loved ones and I love to get together, so it’s become one of my fave spots to design whenever I’m working on a home.
When I’m designing or renovating a kitchen in a Phoenix historic neighborhood or at another home I’m working on, I focus on two things:
That’s why I love using ZLINE, Kräus and HanStone Quartz products in my designs. They blend the best of both worlds: impeccable finishes in pieces that make total sense for one of the most-used rooms in a house. Here’s what I love about each brand and how I featured them in a recent home design.
ZLINE has fantastic products that allow you to create custom exhaust hoods, so every piece you use fits the design and style you want for your own kitchen, without sacrificing the functionality.
In this kitchen, I wanted to be simple and minimalistic in the design. This ZLINE exhaust hood insert nailed it. You can see how it sleekly complements its surroundings. You can shop similar inserts here.
ZLINE has a variety of kitchen products, including ranges and cooktops, wall ovens, microwaves, dishwashers and kitchen faucets that are inspired by the elegance of Lake Tahoe. I just say they’re classic pieces that add luxury to any space. What do you think?
All kitchens have kitchen sinks. That makes them an important and essential element to every kitchen design.
For sinks for your kitchen, Kräus can’t be beat. The kitchen designer goes above-and-beyond what a kitchen sink is and what other purposes it can serve.
That means homeowners get more bang for their buck in functionality. Plus, the sinks become a kitchen statement piece, not an afterthought.
Within this super-modern design, it was really important for me to focus on a kitchen sink that was more than just a sink. Not only is this Kräus sink a great kitchen sink with a matte black finish and stunning Urbix™ Industrial Bridge Faucet, it’s also multifunctional. With some simple inserts, you can turn it into a:
Kräus has so many useful accessories to add to their kitchen sinks that fit right in and maximize the functionality of the sink. Kräus makes it easy to take a kitchen sink and turn it so many more practical things. Whenever I can provide a homeowner with more useful touches, it’s a win-win.
If you’re looking for countertops for a kitchen, I love HanStone Quartz. Their durable, strong quartz surfaces retain quality year over year and have a classic, yet modern, appeal.
In this home design, I used a HanStone Quartz countertop to create continuity, even without backsplash, by bringing the countertop up the wall. That also allowed for a functional and chic kitchen shelf.
I have to give a shout-out to ESI Arizona, the HanStone Quartz dealer I got the countertops from. I used the Storm design from the Unearthed Collection for this kitchen, because it’s so unique and the texture’s incredible.
Shop My Kitchen Designs
You can see more of my kitchen designs here. Click each one to shop the exact products I used for your own kitchen. Tag me on Instagram @thehousejudge so I can see your designs!