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Designer Kitchen & Baths

Local design company brings client’s dreams to reality

Article by Melissa Greenfield

Photography by Courtesy of Designer Kitchen & Bath

Originally published in South Vegas City Lifestyle

Few spaces in the home yield the same level of power as the kitchen. People often fall in love with homes upon seeing an exceptionally spectacular kitchen; they spend hours imagining the time they will spend in their dream kitchen preparing food to enjoy with friends and family.

From evolving technology to popular colors, to the materials and shape of the counters and cabinetry, great kitchen design has many moving parts to take into account, which is why it's best to leave it to the professionals — no matter how easy someone made it look online.

Las Vegas-based design firm, Designer Kitchen & Baths, has been helping valley residents create the kitchen of their dreams since 1999.

“Mistakes made in this industry are very expensive,” said Aaron Vry, principal of Designer Kitchen & Baths, “not to mention the long-term effects on your home’s value.” Vry got his start in the industry at a custom cabinet shop — giving him a bit of inside knowledge when it comes to that particular aspect of a remodel. 

Remodeling or renovating a kitchen can increase functionality, improve energy consumption by upgrading aging appliances to more energy-efficient models, and increase the overall value of the home—kitchen remodels are among the most lucrative home improvement strategies. While a gorgeous and well-equipped kitchen can add value and functionality, an outdated or poorly designed kitchen can also yield just as much power, instantly dating a home and decreasing its value.

In partnering with Designer Kitchen & Baths, homeowners are able to work with Vry and his team from start to finish throughout the process, minimizing downtime and maximizing results.

“Planning is everything,” said Vry, who emphasized how important it is that homeowners “do not start the remodel without a clearly defined design, scope of work, and schedule.”

A typical kitchen renovation project takes approximately two months, give or take, depending on the size and scope of the project, as well as how many iterations the design process goes through. Still, the results are well worth the wait.

These days, combining functionality with style often means marrying technology with art and design, a combination perhaps most apparent in the induction cooking trend — a personal favorite of Vry’s.

Induction cooking uses electric currents to heat pots and pans directly rather than the traditional method of thermal conduction, which transfers heat from the surface – or the hot stove. Because the heat is conveyed directly to the pot or pan, the surface itself remains cool to the touch making for a safer, faster cooking process. But for designers, the fun comes from being able to incorporate “invisible” options, allowing for a cleaner, more seamless aesthetic in the kitchen while also improving the functionality of the kitchen.

And from the homeowner's perspective? Vry said that lately, his clients are looking to “evoke nature with natural elements” in their kitchen by incorporating different natural textures and materials, including various stone, textile, and wood elements, into their kitchen design. By bringing elements traditionally found in nature, the feel of the kitchen is warmed up.

Whether it’s an induction cooktop or wood cabinetry, Designer Kitchen & Baths, whose motto is “we design with you in mind,” will expertly guide clients through the design, selection, and installation process, serving as a project manager and advising on technical elements.

But what Vry enjoys most about working with clients throughout the renovation process is at the end when his client is “a happy homeowner, inspired to create something delicious.”

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