Using Space Wisely: Secrets From Professional Chefs

Learn tips about kitchen design from people who make their living cooking (a lot) for others.

  • With its functional layout and use of stainless steel, a material that's easy to clean and sanitize, this modern space is reminiscent of a chef's kitchen. (Design by Rouzita Vahhabaghai. Photo by Maxwell Mackenzie.)
  • The oversized refrigerator in this Old World-designed kitchen is camouflaged with wood panels that coordinate with the cabinetry. A rustic pot rack stores cookware within reach. (Design by Suzanne Furst.)
  • This kitchen was once closed off from the rest of house. Removing a wall created an open floor plan and the opportunity for family and guests to spend time with the cook. (Design by Lori Gilder.)
  • This pre-Civil War stone barn was built in Valley Forge and then moved, stone by stone, to a new location. Though modern conveniences were added to the kitchen, it still has plenty of antique charm. (Design by Dave Stimmel.)
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