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Meat and Potatoes

Clean, stylish design meets smooth functionality in Deane, Inc.’s new Culinary Center



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AH: What are the quintessential elements every kitchen should possess?
PD: Every kitchen needs the fundamentals: a place to prep, a place to cook and a place to clean up. Beyond that, it depends on individual preference. The first thing we do for clients is a needs-analysis. After that, I ask them to take a step back and focus on the bigger picture—how their kitchen needs to function. Do you entertain? How often do you shop? It’s easy to get caught up in the details (finishes, hardware), but more importantly it should accommodate your lifestyle.

AH: What kitchen and cuisine trends are you seeing for 2014?
PD: Definitely neutral earth tones, such as gray and beige. There’s a real interest in a mix of materials and texture: woods, glass, marble, metals. For example, we topped the painted maple island with a corduroy walnut top, which shows the streaks of the original wood. It’s also a very “green” product.

AH: How do Culinary Works and Deane, Inc. go hand in hand?
PD: It’s a natural dovetail to what we do. Interestingly enough, they’re both very creative processes. For Julia and Culinary Works, it’s through food, and for us it’s through cabinetry and kitchen design. In both cases, the goal is to have clients enjoy the experience and come out with a product they’re happy with.


 

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