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What Makes a Kitchen Gourmet?

by FSBOJane on January 11, 2008 · 3 comments


The bottom line is that gourmet kitchen is still an objective term. What a buyer can expect from a kitchen termed “gourmet” is still evolving, but these are some of the stand-out features that are often included:

A Spacious Feel

Today’s gourmet kitchen offers maximum space: think plenty of room for moving around, preparing food and organizing utensils. Offering maximum storage space and optimal organization, it’s designed for the true chef. Common characteristics are open space and high square footage.

High-End Appliances

Top-of-the-line, built-in appliances mark a gourmet kitchen by creating a streamlined look. Popular touches include appliances that match the cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and separate ovens.

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Certain trends are gaining in popularity in kitchen design: pull-out cabinets, cutting boards that slide out and counters at a low height. Also common in gourmet kitchens are specialty counters like granite or bacteria-retarding marble.


Bookshelves for cookbook display can create cozy corner nooks for flipping through recipes, and built-in cabinets can double as buffets. Adding value to gourmet kitchens by providing storage and work space, built-ins work as included furniture.

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Sam Chapman January 12, 2008 at 10:11 am

Another built-in we’re seeing in high end kitchens is a cuppuccino maker with a mug warming drawer.


meg January 12, 2008 at 10:52 pm

My dream kitchen! But I live alone and cooks omelette all the time. Now, that’s a real dream.


Kitchen cabinets January 17, 2008 at 7:27 am

A trend towards furniture based kitchen design such as Poliform can be construed as gourmet.


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