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From Ideas to Installation

Discover the latest kitchen trends and seamless remodeling solutions with Kitchens by Design.

Article by Nina Weierman

Photography by Kelly Settle-Kelly Ann Photography

Originally published in Centerville Lifestyle

From birthdays to holidays and family dinners, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Since it’s often where we spend the most quality time with our family and friends, it’s understandable kitchens are one of the most remodeled rooms in a house aside from bathrooms. That being said, a full kitchen remodel can quickly become overwhelming as there are so many choices to make from appliances to faucets, backsplashes, flooring, cabinets, countertops and more. 

This is where Kitchens by Design (KBD) comes into play. In business for the past 30 years and locally owned, managed and operated by the Moran and Haywood families, KBD is a one-stop shop for kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects. “We provide ‘idea to results’ service,” shares Calvin Moran, vice president of Go2-Pros and Kitchens By Design.

KBD clients meet with a design team member at their home, then visit the showroom to review a proposal and select materials. There is a preconstruction meeting with the project manager and the lead installer on the project who will carry them through the completion of the work. 

The goal for this streamlined process is to help put the homeowner at ease and ultimately exceed their expectations for the remodel once completed. “As full-service providers, we can take a lot of running around off of the client’s plate. There is no need to run from cabinet supplier to flooring to paint to lighting. We handle it all including the installation,” explains Calvin. 

KBD clients often rave about the professionalism of the craftsmen and the ease of working with them. Centerville residents Mike and Cara Berkshire, whose kitchen is pictured here, say that their experience with KBD was both fun and comforting. “Our designer did an excellent job of making our vision a reality by guiding us through selections and by asking about our goals,” shares Mike.

At KBD, they understand that as families evolve, so do their needs and expectations from their living spaces. That is why they are attuned to the current trends in kitchen design. Here are just a few of the trends to keep an eye out for:

1. Embracing Gatherings

The traditional concept of formal dining is making way for a more inclusive approach to kitchen design. Families are tearing down walls to create open-concept spaces that seamlessly integrate kitchens and gathering areas. This design philosophy fosters a sense of togetherness, allowing hosts to engage with guests while whipping up culinary delights. The kitchen is no longer just a cooking zone but a hub for interaction and shared experiences.

2. Open Shelving Elegance

Gone are the days of bulky wall cabinets dominating kitchen walls. Open shelving is taking center stage, offering a minimalist and airy alternative. These shelves not only provide functional storage but also serve as platforms for displaying cherished kitchenware and decorative items. The result is a kitchen that exudes openness and a touch of personalized style.

3. Stations for Seamless Functionality

In response to the demands of modern households, kitchen layouts are evolving into functional stations. From coffee bars to baking stations and prep islands, this trend makes multitasking a breeze. This layout innovation transforms the kitchen into a harmonious space where multiple cooks can work in tandem without stepping on each other's toes.

4. The Island Renaissance

Islands are no longer just an afterthought but integral to contemporary kitchen designs. These versatile structures maximize floor plan space that might otherwise remain unused. Island designs cater to diverse needs. School-aged children find a spot to do their homework, guests gather around for casual conversations and hosts utilize them for serving buffets during entertaining events. Islands seamlessly blend utility with social engagement, epitomizing the modern kitchen's adaptability.

Whether it's the fluidity of open spaces, the elegance of open shelving, the functionality of stations or the multipurpose potential of islands, KBD is a comprehensive solution center for bringing your kitchen dreams to life. For more information on what Kitchens by Designs offers, stop by their showroom or visit

Kitchens By Design 

3105 Wilmington Pike, Kettering

937.294.2121 |

“As full-service providers, we can take a lot of running around off of the client’s plate. We handle it all including the installation.” -Calvin Moran, vice president of Go2-Pros and Kitchens By Design.

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