Custom Kitchen Design Tips
by Performance Kitchens

When taking on a custom kitchen design project, evaluate the wants vs the needs of the space and build a wish list and an essentials list. The items in the kitchen that are essential to function are things like countertop space, a sink, storage, fridge, and a stove. Dishwashers are popular but not an essential.

Now that you know the essentials, put special emphasis on what you will possibly need additional room for with the essentials:

  • Do you need a larger cooktop or multiple ovens?
  • Do you plan ahead and need additional freezer or refridgerator space to store food for long periods of time?
  • Will you be preparing fresh foods or salads more that would require a larger sink or prep area?

By asking yourself questions like these, you are going to get the most out of your custom kitchen design. Once you have a handle on the essentials and the scale you will be adding, now you can look at your wish list:

  • Do you want a dishwasher?
  • Do you want a water spout above the stove for filling pots to boil water?
  • Do you want luxuries like a built in wine cooling rack or kegerator?
  • Do you want to upgrade the counter tops to a marble or corian?
  • Do you want underlighting on the upper cabinets to for more light and ambiance?

There are lots more wish list items to add but every person's custom kitchen design may be different, so make sure you make it your own and enjoy your kitchen to it's full potential.


The difference is pretty clear now between wants and essentials for a custom kitchen design. Let a Performance Kitchens & Home kitchen designer help you plan, budget, build, and finish your custom kitchen design the right way. Our custom kitchen designers are experienced and will keep your project on time and on budget.

When dealing with any home remodeling, especially a custom kitchen design project, there are always going to be unexpected costs, overages, repairs, revisions, and sometimes mind changes. Our kitchen designers can help map out the right thought process, set expectations and anticipate costs you would never expect so you can breath easier knowing you are not getting in over your head and it's going to be done right.

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Custom Kitchen Tips

Our custom kitchen designs work well in every kitchen and our process enables us to work with you every step of the way to ensure success. Performance Kitchens will design a custom kitchen space that truly reflects your taste and lifestyle while providing the best value to your home.

Our Custom Kitchens Designs Can Include:

  • Flooring
  • Counters
  • Backsplashes and tile
  • Cabinetry
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Hardware

We create custom kitchens for all lifestyles:

  • Serious cooks – or those who just want a beautiful space in which to eat
  • Those who entertain often
  • Large families
  • Accommodating media needs such as flat screen TVs, computer work stations and sound systems
  • People who enjoy showcasing special collections of glassware, cookbooks and more

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