If there’s someone in your family that has a passion for cooking, then you may want to consider spicing up your kitchen by adding a few gourmet touches during your next kitchen remodeling project.

Gourmet Kitchen Remodeling


Lighting is essential when designing a kitchen remodel for serious chefs. Overall lighting for the room is important, but you’ll also want to add task lighting over work areas such as the island and stove. Under-cabinet lighting works great for this.

Work Surfaces

For people that cook a lot, adequate prep space is very important. Large kitchen islands and peninsulas are great for creating additional workspace. If you have decided you would like to build an island, consider using more high-end materials like granite, quartz, and stainless steel.


Professional chefs will be the first to tell you that in addition to talent, having the right appliances in the kitchen is imperative. Lucky for you, professional grade appliances are now sold in specialty stores.

  • Stoves: If you often cook for large groups, an oversized stove with extra burners is ideal. The majority of cooking enthusiasts prefer gas stoves because they can control the temperature in an instant. Double ovens are common in foodies’ kitchens, and a single oven with a warming drawer is a great option for times when you have multiple dishes on the go.
  • Refrigerators: Another appliance to carefully consider is the type of refrigerator you choose. Refrigerators can be found in all shapes, sizes, and finishes. It is important to choose the right one for your needs. A family of two probably doesn’t need an extra large built-in fridge. Families that buy in bulk may want to consider getting a second freezer. If you do a lot of entertaining, you may also want to include a wine refrigerator in your kitchen.
  • Sinks: Consider a large professional sink and faucet to make cleaning up after your kitchen creation much easier. Don’t forget to choose a heavy-duty garbage disposal. Some people opt for a small sink installed in the island, or even a faucet next to the stove for filling large pots to boil water.


Custom kitchen cabinetry can be designed with special drawers for knives, cooking utensils, flatware, and spices. Plus, the island is a great place for oversized drawers used to store large pots, pans, and baking sheets. Built-in trash and recycling pullouts can be conveniently placed near your work area.

For more gourmet kitchen remodeling designs, contact the professionals at Hearn Construction. We’ve completed kitchen renovations in cities and towns all over north central Indiana, including Rochester, Kokomo, Muncie, Lafayette, Noblesville, and Indianapolis. Call Hearn Construction today at 765-452-2669.