The Ultimate Kitchen & More

Unveiled at Show Village during IBS 2016, the 690-sq. ft. The Ultimate Kitchen, is a high-end kitchen retreat, with the interior designed by NKBA Best Kitchen award winner Brigitte C. Fabi, CMKBD, of Drury Design. It includes a separate bedroom, bathroom, and lounge area. Step inside to see the products at work in a real residential environment.

See the comeback of a high-end kitchen presented by Professional Builder magazine. The Ultimate Kitchen is designed by Brigitte Fabi,CMKBD, senior designer at Drury Design, in Glen Ellyn, Ill. The modular design incorporates an island with seating for three, a built-in coffeemaker, a walk-in pantry, a French-door refrigerator, and a stacked washer/dryer.

The kitchen features the latest colors and conveniences, all within the budgets of most consumers, Fabi says. She achieved a “cohesive feel within an open-concept space by using minimal colors and creating interest with varied textures such as glass, stone, and wood.” The kitchen offers a comfortable space for entertaining while maintaining a scale that works on a day-to-day basis for the typical homeowner.

The Ultimate Kitchen references three key trends:

+ Neutral coloring with pops of intense color (soft grays and blues with vivid orange)

+ New appliance options such as the built-in coffeemaker

+ Changing the emphasis of the traditional hearth focal point—with a hood and an inset area of tile beneath it—to a bolder statement emphasizing asymmetry.

Kam Valgardson at Irontown Homes says the kitchen will showcase Western Window Systems’ patio doors, which fold up and stack away to maximize open space and outdoor-living enjoyment. Clerestory windows run the length of the space, which includes cedar-wrapped beams for a volume ceiling and hardwood floors and quartz countertops for durability.

Model name: The Ultimate Kitchen / Modular manufacturer: Irontown Homes, Spanish Fork, Utah / Size: 690 sf / Dimensions: 46 feet wide by 15 feet deep