The kitchen is the heart of the home and also the busiest place in the home! Multi-functional seating, organized storage, and the latest appliances can help a family prepare a meal efficiently while still enjoying time together. My goal is always to design a kitchen to ensure there is ample space for everyone to join in and help prepare family meals. Large islands with lots of counter space and seating give families multi-prep areas. Also, additional sinks and under-counter refrigeration help make these additional prep spaces work without everyone getting in each other’s way. A kitchen should always be organized with as many drawers and interior components as possible. As an example, you should be able to take one step to grab a spice or your favorite skillet, while at your cooktop. Your trays should be an arm’s reach from your ovens. Trash and recycling stations should be nearby. Appliances like the innovative steam oven allow you to cook healthy meals quickly. Refrigerator and freezer options allow for strategic placement that suits your needs. You can design your kitchen with many “work zones,” so there isn’t an excuse for anyone to skip out on the fun!