Top 10 Professional-Grade Kitchens

For the gourmet chef (or the not-so-gourmet chef who likes to show off), having a restaurant-style kitchen is a must. Professional-grade appliances, plenty of workspace and low-maintenance countertops make preparing delicious meals a cinch.
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November 25, 2014
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Comfortable Cooking

If you want a restaurant-quality kitchen without the cold, industrial feel, consider a design like this one. Stainless steel cabinetry and appliances are paired with a warm, antique French-tiled floor. Design by Van Tullis

Professional Luxuries

Designer Shane Inman wanted to give a top-notch, contemporary kitchen the comfort of a small cook space by adding warm wood cabinetry and floor-to-ceiling tilework in a slew of cozy, neutral hues. Among the inviting interior lies a professional-grade, 36-inch built-in grill with a hood, refrigerator, icemaker, sink and dishwasher.

Family-Friendly Atmosphere

This kitchen includes a long list of restaurant-worthy features, including a baking area, a prep area with an additional sink and a plate staging area. But with a breakfast area and a banquet seating area, it's also a great space for families. Design by Barb Ince


A true chef requires a lot of counter space to prepare culinary delights, and a long, white stone countertop island does just the trick. To break up the white and provide a stunning color contrast, designer Christopher Grubb used dark wood for all the lower cabinets, while keeping the upper cabinets a crisp, clean white.

Kitchen Convenience

This kitchen's incredible cooking space features two professional-grade stoves with six gas burners each. Need to browse some recipes? You can store all of your cookbooks in a convenient, adjacent workspace. Design by Barb Ince

Serious Culinary

Some high-end, industrial kitchens feel like the back of a restaurant. The kitchen should certainly feel efficient and top of the line but with the comfort of a warm and inviting home. To create that "home-sweet-home" feeling, designer Van Tullis surrounded the industrial appliances with antique French tiles and family heirlooms.

Cook-Worthy Modernity

If you want your professional-grade kitchen appliances to blend into your homey design, install double ovens side by side on the island, facing away from the dining area. The room will instantly feel more warm and inviting. Design by Lori Dennis

Cold Stone Cooking

For the baker extraordinaire, this luxurious, Victorian-style kitchen is for you. Marble countertops are the best surface for rolling out dough and creating delectable concoctions. And with the help of an extended peninsula, there's additional counter space which now conceals the pull-out freezer drawer system. Design by Rebekah Zaveloff

Contemporary Elegance

This white and green kitchen boasts all the features of a professional-grade kitchen without the cold look of floor-to-ceiling stainless steel. Similar to a restaurant kitchen, the deck-mounted pot filler and custom-designed hood provide high-end convenience with a continuous touch of contemporary design elements. Design by Shane Inman

Contemporary Preparation

Ample storage and workspace are key in a professional kitchen. This kitchen has both, with a large stainless steel island featuring deep drawers for storage. Design by Troy Adams

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