Kitchen Design Trends and Technology

Join us for our 2014 kitchen webinar series and explore design trends, specifications and emerging technology. Watch your email throughout the year for your invitation or visit this webpage to VIEW PRESENTATIONS ON-DEMAND

Creating Kitchens for Clients Who Enjoy Entertaining
Enhancing the Space with Party-Friendly Details and Special Point-of-Use Appliances
Presented by Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS
Comments by Tom Trzcinski, Carl Runnels, Beth Janick and Pete Giorgi

Thursday, JUNE 19
2 p.m. EDT, 1 p.m. CDT, Noon MDT, 11 a.m. PDT

The recorded version of the webinar will be available 24/7 on Registrants will receive a link via email. Following the webinar, registrants may download the valuable webinar workbook.

register for this one-hour presentation focused on kitchen design considerations for clients who entertain. In many homes, the well-organized kitchen must be designed not only for the cook, but also for entertaining. We’ll present:

  • Four specific types of entertaining spaces
  • Special purpose appliances available to facilitate entertaining
  • Special requirements for standing and seating areas in and around the entertaining sector of the new kitchen

Sometimes, special spaces are planned for gala parties followed by a catered meal. For other families, a small kitchen may be transformed into a multi-tasking center ready to serve as a cooking center, as well as providing areas for beverage service. Or, a special area might be created for visitors to gather around while the chef takes center stage.

Regardless of the type of entertaining space, kitchen planners need to ask more questions to learn what the clients really mean when they say, “We entertain in our kitchen.” The specialist must also be familiar with unique appliances designed to make entertaining easy for the hostess, and have a good grasp of how much seating and standing space is needed for people to comfortably gather.

  • Identify the four major types of entertaining spaces often requested so you can more efficiently gather information during the planning phase of a kitchen project.
  • Learn about beverage-related special purpose equipment so you are better able to critique available products as they relate to function, engineering and installation considerations.
  • Review special purpose equipment for cooking and warming, so you are better able to critique available products.
  • Understand information from Architectural Graphic Standards identifying ergonomic requirements for walking/passing/edging spaces, as well as seating requirements so your plans reflect safe space requirements.

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Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS
Ellen Cheever and Associates
Ellen Cheever With clients stretching from California to the East Coast, Cheever manages both a private residential design practice and a consulting firm that develops innovative products, designs memorable showrooms, and creates highly effective training...
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Thomas D. Trzcinski, CMKBD
Trzcinski Design Group
Thomas D. Trzcinski, CMKBD President of the Trzcinski Design Group, Tom is one of only a hundred Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designers in the country. In addition to being an award-winning designer throughout his career, he has also served as a past president...
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Carl Runnels
Training Producer, World of Whirlpool
Carl Runnels Carl developed a true passion for presenting during his education at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, where he studied marketing. His career with Whirlpool started immediately after his graduation in 2009 with sales development...
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Beth Janick
Training Producer, World of Whirlpool
Beth Janick Beth started her career with Whirlpool Corporation in 2006 after graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business. She has a diverse background of appliance experience from sales account management...
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Pietro A. Giorgi, Sr., CMKBD
Giorgi Kitchens & Designs
Pietro A. Giorgi, Sr., CMKBD Co-founder of the Wilmington, Delaware-based Giorgi Kitchens & Designs, Pete has been a leading design specialist, installation expert, and business manager in the kitchen industry since 1962. His work has been recognized in competitions...
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Janice Costa
Editor, Kitchen & Bath Design News
Janice Costa For nearly two decades, Janice Costa has been indulging her passion for design in the role of editor of Kitchen & Bath Design News, and she is continually inspired by the ever-changing nature of this market, and the talented, creative...
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