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Must-Have Features in a Dream Kitchen on Thanksgiving

We love Thanksgiving—the day-long aroma of the turkey roasting in the oven, the laughter, and all of the memories that are made in one of our favorite parts of the home—the kitchen. We decided to talk to our Designers, who have made a career thinking about, planning, and creating beautiful kitchens all around the area. We asked them what they believe is a must-have feature in a new kitchen. Check out their responses below!

MikeMankeMike Manke, Elgin
I love making the cooking area the focal point with a beautiful hood.


SallySally Gange, Outside Sales
My favorite must-have feature is a tall crown. It finishes off your cabinets and creates a “wow” factor. You will be so happy with this feature every time you walk into your kitchen.


TraceyTracey Paulson, Mundelein
All things organizational—vertical storage, deep drawers, roll-out trays, waste recycle, base pull-out pantries,etc—more than any other room in the house, in the kitchen, function must lead to form. A beautiful kitchen that doesn’t function well is just exasperating.


KayKay Himmelman, Outside Sales
My favorite must-have is my hubby helping me!!!! (and my island).

St. Charles

JoeJoe Niewinski, Outside Sales
I like roll-out trays in as many cabinets as possible. It makes for easy access and adds to the storage.


BethBeth Hoffman, New Lenox
Two-tiered cutlery dividers provide maximum storage in a 6″ drawer, keeping a large amount of flatware neatly organized.


SteveSteve Frye, Chicago
Vertical tray dividers make great use of higher spaces. Whether placed in the top of a deep pantry or a cabinet over the refrigerator, cookie trays, muffin tins, and cake pans can be easily displayed and reached.


JefferyJeff McCrory, Outside Sales
I like roll-out trays and larger deep drawer bases. The roll out trays can keep the medium and smaller-sized pots, pans, and lids organized and accessible. The large deep full-extension drawers are a great place for the bigger pots and pans.

Jessica LoconteJessica Dillman, Geneva
I like anything organizational, but I especially love deep drawers. They can store so many different types of items such as pots and pans, Tupperware, casserole dishes, etc., and they allow you to keep all of these important items accessible.image011

Are you ready to see some of these features in your kitchen by next Thanksgiving? Visit us to talk about your kitchen remodel today!

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