A century ago, the kitchen was a room at the back of the house. Now, it is the most public room of most homes. In fact, Jose Cardenas considers it the heart of the home.
Where will your friends sit? Will they be comfortable while you prepare a salad? Are you a chef, or is your best friend a chef and you want to make sure everything is easy to reach and fully stocked?
When you're working at the cooktop, or at the sink, what will your view be? Jose Cardenas focuses on the view from each station, making sure that the entire kitchen experience is not just pleasurable, but actually exciting. From the placement of the warming drawer, to the layout of the island, the details in a Jose Cardenas kitchen are planned to perfection.
How do you want your guests to feel? Too much wood can be almost ominous, and although a railing can be a nice dividing touch, is "dividing" really what you want your chef's suite to suggest people should do? Jose Cardenas pays attention to the smallest details, and in doing so can make the biggest statements with a room.
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