From Dreams to Reality
The Gallery is to show you some of the different styles of Kitchens available. Trying to find the exact “Kitchen of your Dreams” can be exciting as well as a little overwhelming. It is best to look at several different styles and pictures to put together a list of elements that are most important to you. Keep a file of pictures, with notes about what you like about each particular kitchen. This process helps when designing Your Kitchen. Below are brief descriptions of some of the typical types of Kitchens:
Traditional Kitchens have a timeless ambiance. Cabinets are usually made with rich woods, such as cherry or mahogany or any wood stained to resemble them. Ivory or white painted cabinets are another frequent choice. For the cabinetry door style, choose a raised panel design and such architectural details as crown moldings and other millwork. Counter Tops are typically made of polished stone such as granite, marble or engineered quartz. One of the reasons for the popularity of this style is its timelessness and the fact that it is unaffected by design trends that come and go.
There are many variations of Craftsman/ Country Kitchens. English Country, Cottage, and Arts and Crafts are a few of the different styles available. Craftsman/Country Kitchens range from rustic to refined. Painted wood cabinets are very common. Other versions of a cottage kitchen might include colorful, mismatched, and slightly worn-looking cabinets and vintage furniture and accessories. The English country style reflects the modest homes and bungalows that have been lived in comfortably for generations. Cabinets with a patina of age and details like plate racks and glass front doors. For floors use wood or matte-finish tile works well. Counter Tops are typically made of polished stone such as granite, marble or engineered quartz.
Contemporary / Modern Kitchens:
The backbone of today’s contemporary kitchen is frameless, flat-panel cabinetry with clean lines and simple hardware. Wood finishes, particularly maple, cherry and birch in lighter tones are common choices. Flat cabinet doors are popular, because they go well with the sleek contemporary appliances. Counter Tops are typically made of polished stone such as granite, marble or engineered quartz. Today’s Contemporary-style kitchens are still simple, streamlined, and equipped with the latest technology.
Ken’s work was very thorough. He was very helpful. He listens to the client and works out a design that contains everything they want. My daughter has also used him, and she was just as pleased as I have been with my kitchen. I really liked the results. Ken has the ability to help with the entire project and oversee it from start to finish.
They are competent and very service friendly. We really like the design work that was done for us.
Ken had a very good way of helping us through the design process. He was very creative and helpful. Ken was a very good facilitator in communications between us and the contractor.
Ken Ryan helped us with a complete kitchen and family room remodel in 2011. Ken did a great job taking us through the design process. We used his company to purchase custom cabinets. Ken partnered with a Diamond Certified contractor for the construction. Ken stayed with our project to the very end. We are pleased to this day with the result.
We had Ken Ryan design our kitchen remodel a few years ago. He was so helpful and organized that it made the whole process go very smooth. He guided us every step of the way and gave us great advice on how to live in our house while the remodeling was going on as well as what to expect each step of the process. We highly recommend Kitchens by Ken Ryan.
Ken’s meticulous attention to detail was key to our getting the exact kitchen we wanted. Two years later and I am still in love with our kitchen. Thanks, Ken!
Ken helped with our kitchen remodel earlier this year (2019). He provided insights and suggestions that improved the design and made the whole process smoothly. He found us a great contractor too. If you want top-of-the-line materials and support, Ken’s the man.