ARTISAN KITCHENS & BATHS
From sleek downtown lofts to spectacular suburban homes, today’s kitchens are alive with beauty, function and style.
They’re thoughtfully designed to meet the demands of modern lifestyles, and no one knows that better than Artisan Kitchens & Baths.
“Kitchens are about cooking and entertainment,” says Kevin Telaak, president of the third-generation family business, based in Buffalo. “They’re a gathering space for family and friends. Your kitchen shouldn’t just be beautiful – it should be completely functional. Your equipment should be selected and perform in the manner in which you desire use it. This all has to be part of the design and part of the plan.”
Indeed, kitchens have evolved into the epicenter of the home – and that presents a challenge for designers and homeowners alike. That is, how to create a room that is striking without being intimidating; how to achieve comfort and convenience without sacrificing aesthetics; and how to incorporate all the desired elements into “clean” space that is warm and welcoming.
At Artisan Kitchens & Baths, the process starts with an in-depth interview to identify three main things:
• Client needs
This is a premier design center that recognizes the unique needs of every client, no matter their budget. Whether you’re planning a brand-new kitchen with bold commercial styling and touch-of-a-button details or investing in a renovation project with more traditional features, the Artisan team of professionals can help.
“We are problem-solvers,” Telaak says. “We think outside of the box to bring in products and materials from outside the area that might be trending in places like New York City or Toronto. We focus on finding the type of things that will set us, and our clients, apart from the rest. What do we need to be that place that can handle all of your design needs? ”
And there you have it.
• Knowledgeable professionals with extensive experience in kitchen and bath design
• State-of-the-art products and materials
• A family-owned business with a reputation for excellence.
We like to adopt a “You First” philosophy. Our customer’s needs come first. We believe in being good listeners, respecting the demands on your time, protecting your home and providing quality service.
For many, a kitchen re-do can be overwhelming, but it’s less so when a team of experts is there to guide your every step, explaining the process, sifting through product information and saying, ‘We can do this together and get you to where you want to be.”
“It’s a process, and the process often starts with our designers getting down to the most rudimentary questions,” says Jeff Rexinger, inside sales manager. “Are you left- or right-handed? Do you co-cook in your kitchen? Do you wok-cook three times a week? Then this product has the best power for that. Do you like to broil? This appliance does this and that. Do you like doors? Do you like drawers?”
Adds Telaak: “Our designers will help you look at your space in a way that you never thought of before. We want to take what you were thinking all along and make it even better, with respect to your home and your vision.”
And isn’t that the goal? Maximizing your space while exploring a sky’s-the-limit list of options available these days to create a one-of-a-kind haven right there at home.
In fact, the massive showroom at 200 Amherst St. in Buffalo’s historic Black Rock section offers complete kitchen displays with working appliances for those interested in testing out products before purchase. (It’s also the site of “Nickel City Chefs,” a culinary competition featuring top chefs that draws crowds of Western New Yorkers.)
“What we focus on is the most important room in the entire house, and if we’ve done our job right, you’re going to absolutely love it,” Telaak says. “You’re going to look forward to coming home. You’ll want to have people over. And when you sell your house, you’re going to get the biggest return on investment. It’s critical that it’s done right.”
Member, SEN Design Group and National Kitchen & Bath Association