Category: A Kitchen Designer’s Life

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Kitchen Design Case Study: West Coast Contemporary

Space planning and designing custom millwork for spec homes is a great specialty for Professional Kitchen Designers. Check out one my projects that celebrates West Coast Contemporary Design.

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What Does It Take To Become A Top Kitchen Designer?

VESTABUL SCHOOL OF DESIGN is here to help you on your Kitchen Design Career Journey. To get a taste of what is involved read about Jan’s journey to becoming a Top Kitchen Designer.

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What Makes A White Kitchen Classic?

The white Kitchen is very popular with homeowners and designers. But what makes this look a classic? Check out my latest blog to see what I think.

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Kitchen Case Study: Functional Modern Tuscan

This Vestabul Design Case Study looks at a Modern Tuscan Style Kitchen designed for entertaining. It shows that function and aesthetics can co-exist beautifully.

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How to name your Design Company

Naming your company is an important part of launching your business. Read on to see how the name of my company came to be!

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Kitchen Design Case Study: Adding the WOW Factor to a Spec Home Kitchen!

When designing a Kitchen for a spec home you need to make it memorable while respecting the investment budget of the developer. Read on to see how this was accomplished with the addition of a WOW factor.

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Kitchen Design Case Study: Heritage Designation

This Vestabul Design project takes readers through the entire process of designing a kitchen for a complicated renovation project. See how contemporary design can be right at home in a heritage designated site.

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My Top 3 Insights from the KBIS 2021 Virtual Show Floor

KBIS 2021 went virtual this year. They had a rough go of it but VESTABUL SCHOOL OF DESIGN was able to view the floor show before the platform crashed. Read on to see our Top 3 Kitchen Design insights from our analysis of the new products presented. You may be surprised to see where Kitchen Design is headed this year.

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Guest Blog

Check out our “Firsts” with this Blog . It is the first guest blog for Jan through VESTABUL SCHOOL OF DESIGN and is the first time 2020 Design has included a Guest Blogger on their platform. We love the format and hope you will too!

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Kitchen Design Case Study: Rental Revitalization

A great way to gain knowledge in the world of Kitchen Design is to look at case studies. By studying how other Professional Kitchen Designers implement solutions increases your design skills. The following is the first case study of many that will be featured on the VESTA Blog.

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Highlights of a Kitchen Designer’s own Kitchens

Kitchen Designers see all the trends and like to experiment when they design their own personal kitchens. In this blog I answer the question “What would you do if this was your kitchen?”

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Do Kitchen Designers Only Work on High-End Projects?

Do you believe kitchen designers are only hired for high-end luxury projects? If you scroll through your social media feeds you would think that is the case. Hopefully after reading this you will see that Kitchen Designers are needed for many different kinds of kitchen design projects.