Have you ever walked into a friend’s kitchen and admired special features like double wall ovens, or a perfectly placed island with loads of convenient storage space or a kitchen energy that just feels smooth and easy?
Some of that great kitchen design may be pure good luck, but chances are much of it results from a kitchen designer who understands the flow of a superior kitchen layout. And if you can find a kitchen designer who is also a great cook, you’ll win the kitchen design lottery!
Chris Rentz of NorthWoods Manufacuring started out designing commercial office projects for Northwoods, but was soon recruited to jump into designing residential kitchens. The reason? Chris loves to cook, and he’s good at it, too! Whether he’s cooking for one or for a hungry crowd, Chris knows his way around the kitchen.
And he knows what it takes to design a great kitchen space, too!
Here’s what Chris has to say about designing kitchens from a home chef’s point of view:
I’ve cooked forever. I cooked with my dad as a kid and worked in restaurants through high school, then started dabbling in more traditional gourmet fare as an adult. I designed my own kitchen years ago, so designing kitchens for our customers is really fun.
I look at kitchen design from a cook’s point of view. When I’m designing a kitchen for a customer, I consider what I myself would look for as far as conveniences and layout. Because of my cooking experience, I have a good sense of where things should be located for the most convenience.
I really enjoy meeting with customers and finding out how they use their kitchen space, then coming up with unique design ideas to make their kitchens suit their cooking needs and personalities. I’m constantly learning new tricks to making kitchens awesome, functional, and personal for our customers.
Ready to design your perfect kitchen? Give Chris a call at Northwoods to get started!