Modern Cooking Technologies for the Luxury Client

The purpose of this educational unit is to explain the modern cooking technologies available for the luxury client – especially convection, convection steam, and induction cooking – and how they can be used to prepare food quicker that tastes better and is more nutritious.

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Design Professionals Forecast Luxury Kitchen Trends: Features for Function and Form

When an architect or designer meets with a luxury client, an insider’s knowledge of kitchen design trends adds value to the relationship. To discover those trends, the winners and judges from a global kitchen design contest were recently asked for their insights. The contest is sponsored each year by a major manufacturer of high-end appliances. The biggest trend: function is first, then form.
This course educates architects and designers about what kitchen design professionals in the field consider the hottest, trendiest and most requested enhancements to functionality in a luxury kitchen, as well as the most requested design styles, layouts, green features, and appliances.

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Specifying for the Minimalist Luxury Kitchen: Aesthetically Pleasing, Technologically Advanced, Easy to Use

This course describes how kitchen styles have changed over the past 50 years and what demographic, cultural and social influences have brought us to this point. Based on insights from practicing kitchen designers, we look at the elements that make up a minimalist kitchen, including layout, styles, finishes and appliances.

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Specifying Luxury Kitchens in Small Spaces — For Apartments, Condos, Vacation Homes and More

This educational unit has been designed to educate architects, designers, contractors and installers about Specifying Luxury Kitchens in Small Spaces. While primary homes are big and getting bigger, there are many reasons why an architect or designer is likely to encounter smaller kitchens. The cases range from city apartments to vacation condos to pied-a-terres and even yachts.

While kitchens in these residences may be relatively small, they can still have the upscale finishes, quality appliances and all the bells and whistles the luxury clientele expects. This course describes general design considerations for specifying smaller kitchens, discusses refrigeration and cooking appliances that make most sense in a smaller space, and then suggests how to spread kitchen functions beyond the kitchen and into the rest of the home.

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Luxury Kitchen Specification For Aging in Place, Forward-Thinking Options for the Mature Client

This educational unit has been designed to educate architects, designers, contractors and installers about Specifying Luxury Kitchens for Aging in Place. The need for kitchens with Universal Design, which are accessible for the greatest number of users no matter what their ability or disability, is spelled out. The percentage of the population over 65 is fast growing, and the vast majority of people want to stay in their homes as they age, but most homes are woefully inadequate to be safe and accessible for this population. This course describes general design considerations to make a luxury kitchen suitable for all users, and indicates which features in cooking and refrigeration appliances are safe and accessible.

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Luxury Kitchen Ventilation: Healthy Indoor Air With Style

This course discusses the impacts of cooking on indoor air quality, and how those negative impacts can be lessened by proper ventilation. We’ll discuss what to look for in specifying a ventilation system, and how to specify the best system for the situation. And then finally, we’ll take a look at the design options available. The latter topic, the design factor, is sometimes the only thing considered. In this course, it’s the final issue we look at.

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Specifying for Custom Luxury Kitchens: Appliances, Options and Accessories

For most designers, architects and contractors, specifying for a luxury kitchen is a pleasure. With an expanded budget, savvy clients and continual innovation by appliance makers, upscale kitchens can reach toward perfection. However, keeping up with new and innovative kitchen features can be daunting. This course explores how to determine client needs and wants for a custom luxury kitchen, and then expands into products on the market, some new, some continually useful, that can truly customize the highest-functioning luxury kitchen for the each owner.

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Luxury Outdoor Kitchens: Design, Specify, Install and Use

This educational unit has been designed to educate architects, designers, contractors and installers about Luxury Outdoor Kitchens and options for design and layout, for product specification, installation and proper use. By understanding these topics, building professionals will be in a better position to serve their clients and help create upscale outdoor spaces that greatly enhance a home's functionality, enjoyment and value.

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