Living in Miami, I was called to meet a client for a new open kitchen.
After we discussed the open plan kitchen and renovation process, the client discreetly said, “We need another dishwasher, double sinks, and please ask your supplier about Sabbath Mode appliances.”
That was the start of my Kosher Kitchens, complete with a warming drawer and extra cabinets for china and silver! I embraced the new challenge, and I went on to do many more Kosher kitchens for their friends and neighbors in the building
I decided we should conceal everything that looked double, as we’d have too much stainless steel showing, so I used panel fronts to hide dishwashers, dishwasher drawers, and the warming drawers in the lower cabinetry.
We used man-made porcelain or quartz countertops instead of forbidden Italian marble and LED lights all in keeping with the Sabbath.
Kosher Kitchens are the soul of the house, and I was happy to provide all the new details for what I call Kosher Chic!
Kosher Chic Kitchens
Kosher kitchens require plenty of space for 2 of each appliance. Designing a Kosher-friendly kitchen requires planning and thoughtfulness to provide proper food storage and preparation while incorporating style and design. Kosher-friendly appliances with a Sabbath Mode eliminates lights and digital displays and small appliances are hidden behind drawers.
Kosher kitchens not only require double the appliances, but they also need additional storage for double silverware, dishes, bowls, pots, pans and glassware.
Double the kitchen appliances also means double the electrical and plumbing needs, so a standard kitchen layout needs to be totally redesigned.
My Kosher Chic Kitchen was a success, my clients were very happy with their kosher kitchen, and I went on to design many more for their friends and family.
Interior Designer Kevin Gray
KEVIN GRAY DESIGN
720 Northeast 69th Street
Palm Bay Towers – Suite 11W
Miami, FL 33138
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