Setting Goals for a High-End Kitchen Remodel

By George Cooke

The Kitchen is arguably the most important room in the house. It is a space that everyone shares, serves several different functions, and is one the costliest spaces. Because of that, Kitchens often need to be remodeled, renovated, or rehabilitated sooner and more often than other rooms. Let’s take a moment and share how we at White Oak Fine Homes help our customers set goals for a high-end kitchen remodel.

The Three Important Goals for a High-End Kitchen Remodel


You may be familiar with the old saying “Form follows Function”. That is never more true than with the design and implementation of a well-planned luxury Kitchen remodel.

More than any other room in the house, a kitchen must be efficient, useful, and it must work. A living room or dining room can make some sacrifices in the name of beauty and still be considered a success, but a kitchen that does not function well is disappointing no matter how attractive. That is not to say a kitchen cannot be a work of art and a thing of beauty. To the contrary, a kitchen should be a beautiful, welcoming, creative space where you want to spend time. But first and foremost, it must function well.

There are many things that influence a kitchen’s functionality. It must work as well when cooking for one or two people as it does when preparing a meal for a large gathering. Tools and equipment must be accessible and logically placed. In a commercial kitchen everything has a place, and everything is in its place. The home kitchen should function the same way. Keep what you use often closest, and what is used the least can be stored further away.

Consideration needs to be given to the number of people that will interact together in the kitchen layout. Will there be an island with seating? Is the food storage and refrigerator accessible without interfering with someone preparing a meal? Having this layout if fundamental to achieving a successful high-end kitchen remodel.


The kitchen is the costliest room in a house. On a square foot basis, a kitchen can cost as much as two or three times what other spaces cost.

Because of the cost and difficulty of remodeling a kitchen, any work undertaken needs to last. High-quality professional grade appliances, natural stone countertops, and custom-built cabinetry are all ways to insure longevity with a kitchen remodel project.

Selecting appliances that are easy to use and include all the options and features you need is important. Consider a long-term usefulness as opposed to what is a current short-lived trend. A homeowner must keep in mind that today’s “it” color will change several times over the life span of high-end kitchen when making these decisions.

Seamless Style

When focusing on the new kitchen, be aware of the rest of the home. The newly remodeled space should integrate with the existing spaces in terms of style and finishes. That is not to say that the new High-End Kitchen Remodel project should not be a fresh, new space with current finishes. Fun statements can be made with countertops, backsplashes, and paint colors without making the new kitchen an apple when the existing home is an orange.

Don’t forget the exterior! Be sure to look for ways to weave your outdoor living space into your new kitchen and vice versa. Large sliding doors, folding doors, and Lani doors all work well to create an indoor/outdoor kitchen space. Perhaps tying in an adjoining covered outdoor seating area with a fireplace into your kitchen remodel plans can do wonders. Every design team must take advantage of any pleasant views that could be utilized by adding window openings.

Your design professional or an experienced general contractor like White Oak Fine Homes can help you navigate the design of a luxury Kitchen Remodel project to insure a successful and enjoyable project while meeting budget, timing and quality goals.

Feel free to contact us at White Oak Fine Homes if you have a high-end Kitchen Remodel project in the Greater Atlanta area that you would like to explore, we are always happy to share our thoughts!

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White Oak Fine Homes is an award-winning luxury custom home builder based in Atlanta, GA. We deliver the highest quality craftsmanship while working closely with clients to maximize value and deliver in a timely manner.


470 East Paces Ferry Rd.
Suite 370 Atlanta, GA 30305
‪(404) 654-3444


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