A Better Way to Get Your New Luxury Kitchen
If there is a single room in your home that will yield the greatest return on investment both in literal increase in home valuation and in daily personal enjoyment — it is the kitchen.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where you and your family spend the most waking hours of your life when at home. Whether it’s’ preparing food, enjoying meals or being the center of activity when entertaining guests — designing your kitchen and adjacent living areas to fit your lifestyle is a big part of making your life as enjoyable as possible.
You can’t fix function with pretty
There are three key aspects to a great kitchen design: function, form and aesthetics. We believe function drives the form. We use this principle to ensure your new kitchen is designed to perfectly compliment your lifestyle. The aesthetics of the design are only the final layering. Get the form wrong and the prettiest kitchen design will disappoint you with daily use.
Very often designing your perfect kitchen will require expanding or relocating the kitchen triggering a floor plan reconfiguration of surrounding areas. This is where Studio 818’s experience in creating the ideal floor plan and space plan with gut-rehabs and whole-house renovations will be key to your luxury kitchen design project being a success.
We go beyond the ‘lipstick’
Your kitchen is key to your quality of life and the value of your home, so you don’t want to leave its’ design in the hands of a “kitchen showroom” pushing their product line. If your kitchen just needs a simple cosmetic facelift without changing the footprint you may be able to get away with a typical interior designer.
At Studio 818 we consider the ideal floor plan the critical foundation for guaranteeing the most dramatic impact on the function, aesthetics and value of your property. All cabinetry and other millwork are built custom for complete flexibility and premium quality.
With nearly a decade of complete freedom and flexibility in designing kitchens in our Designer Spec Homes we’ve learned the hard way what works and what doesn’t. We’ve taken some big risks with our own money on some outside-the-box kitchen designs and we’re able to pass that understanding on to you with even the most radical of kitchen transformations.
The most effective and efficient way for you to end up with a stunning luxury kitchen as designed and planned is for us to take the lead on the design & build process from the start. That means the Studio 818 team begins working with you from your first serious intention to transform your existing kitchen and surrounding living areas.
Our full-service designer-led Design + Build Management for luxury kitchens handles all the headaches from concept to completion with a relentless focus on function, form and efficiency.
‘Full-service’ means we oversee the hundreds of moving parts required to create your dream design, document it and bring it into reality with turn-key convenience. With our Design + Build Management framework for luxury kitchens we simplify your life as your single point of contact for the project. We handle all the headaches for you from concept to completion.
With Studio 818’s designer-led framework the design team takes the lead from conceptual planning, into design development, through construction — all the way to completion. With this top-level design-focused oversight we’re able to keep your project on-target with a relentless focus on efficiency.
Before the contractor swings a hammer or the cabinet maker begins the millwork every detail is pre-planned to control project costs and increase timeline efficiency. When construction begins we stand in the gap for you handling all the challenges that arise while protecting you, your design and your budget.