Our Process / What to expect...

1. Get Inspired
Collect ideas/pictures and make lists of your favorite features. This is entirely optional, but fun and helpful. We can also design any custom office, entertainment center, laundry room, or bar that you can dream of. Look through our portfolio, and create an idea book to explore with your designer.

2. Showroom Visit – Free Consultation
You arrive at our state of the art showroom and meet with a designer to explore the many exciting possibilities in our beautiful showroom, from cabinetry and countertops to accessory possibilities.

We listen and gather information about what remodel or new home goals and needs are. This initial meeting is free of charge to you. We can discuss the layout and style options for your kitchen as well as the cost to complete your project. Experienced, award-winning professionals averaging 15 years experience, our designers have the knowledge and ability to create stylish kitchens that function for your family.

3. Home Visit
Cucine Design Studio designers will come to your home to take measurements and assess the logistics of your project and can then provide you with detailed product specifications, floor plans, elevations, and perspectives, so you can understand the entire scope of your project. Once decisions are final, contracts are created, itemizing all the details of your project. Our up-front approach means it’s all in writing. Cucine Design Studio works with all budgets and projects from entry level to an extensive custom remodel. Cucine Design Studio is also able to work with your Architect, Interior Designer or Contractor.

4. Review Detailed Plans/Itemized Contracts
We will meet again at Cucine Design Studio’s showroom and show you details product specifications, floor plans, elevations, and perspectives. Once decisions are final, contracts are created, itemizing all the details of your project. Our up-front approach means it’s all in writing.

5. Timeline
Experienced award winning professionals will manage your project from start to finish. We will establish a timeline for remodeling, delivery, and installation. Your kitchen is produced by world-class manufacturers like Alvic Luxe, Syncron, Zenit, Cleaf, Stylite, Shinnoki, Fenix, Fingerpull, and Premium Wood Doors. Our seamless, efficient process allows us to complete most projects in just 6-8 weeks. To expedite the process, we work only with reliable vendors that produce and deliver promptly.

6. Cucine Design Studio Designers Manage your Project Our kitchen and bath designers have many years experience and will supervise the entire project, ensuring it stays on track from start to finish. Most importantly, we will be in constant communication with you. We will make sure everything is to your satisfaction and you love your new kitchen or bath.

7. Customer Satisfaction
You get your first peek at your new kitchen or bath, nearly swoon with delight and raise a glass of champagne to celebrate.

*Emotions may vary but your satisfaction is guaranteed!

What is a an Open-Concept Kitchen?

WHAT IS AN OPEN-CONCEPT KITCHEN? More space. Smooth traffic flow. Easy gathering. An open-concept kitchen (literally) opens up more ways for you to use your main living areas. While they aren’t for everyone, they are for a lot of people. Houzz reported that a popular poll indicated that the majority of people around the world prefer an open plan, suggesting this way of living is more than a passing fad.

What Is an Open-Concept Kitchen?

An open-concept kitchen refers to a lack of barriers in the kitchen and surrounding areas. Typically, this includes the dining room and living room, and is often collectively called the great room.

In comparison, a traditional home layout separates each room distinctly with walls and barriers. The open-concept kitchen has been popular since the ‘90s and continues to gain in popularity in home building and remodeling.

What Are the Benefits of an Open-Concept Kitchen?

Why is the open-concept kitchen so universally loved?

For starters, it makes a space look larger. Without walls blocking your line of sight, the space feels bigger and more easily accessible. Open-concept kitchens are beautiful solutions for small spaces that seem too cramped. Plus, traffic flow is enhanced. No bumping against walls as more than one person moves from room to room.

Open-concept kitchens also bring people together. In a barrier-free great room, there’s space to enjoy food prep, homework, games, and chatting — all at the same time, if needed. Your guests are brought right to the center of where everything happens — the kitchen — and that makes for a closer family feel. Whether you entertain, or like to keep your family close at hand, the open-concept kitchen is great at facilitating human connection.

Without walls blocking light from windows in other rooms, open-concept kitchens can also create a brighter space with more natural light.

And it’s important to point out that because open-concept kitchens are so popular, they add significant value to your home.

So Why Doesn’t Everyone Have an Open-Concept Kitchen?

As great as open-concept kitchens are, they come with a few cons as well.

Noise is often enhanced in the space, as there are no walls to break up the sound. Plus, there are often several people doing several different activities at once.

The mess of your kitchen will also always be on display. If you keep a tidy kitchen, this isn’t a problem, but most of us deal with kitchen clutter at least once during the day. Some people don’t mind the display of kitchen mess, but others do.

You also may sacrifice a bit of storage space in an open-concept kitchen. That’s because you’ll be down at least one wall — one wall that could have held cabinets. An island with under-counter storage is a great solution to this problem.

As open kitchens evolve and people work to improve upon the drawbacks, there are countless solutions to be found. Sliding walls or doors can close off a section for those times when you need a bit more privacy. Some people are choosing to keep the living room more separate, but including the dining room in the open space of the kitchen. Furniture groupings can also create more natural barriers while keeping the space open.

If you’re looking into remodeling your closed kitchen into an open-concept kitchen, contact Cucine Design Studio today!