Posted in Happenings in Ventura County, Kitchen Tours, Kitchen Trends

Kitchen Inspiration

Ever wonder what’s new in Kitchen Design? Wouldn’t you like to know where the future of kitchen design is headed? Take a detour to view a video log documentary web series for a glimpse into the future of kitchen design.

Designers interviewed include:

  • James Drake – Client list, including Madonna and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is literal the designer to the “who’s who” of entertainment and politics.
  • Michael McDonough – The original trailblazer behind the green movement was recently part of the PBS Green Building “e2” series narrated by Brad Pitt.
  • Plus many other experts in design and construction who lend their views on kitchen design.
  • And what say you? Do you agree or disagree? What is your opinion?
For local inspiration visit an NKBA Kitchen Tour.
  • A Kitchen Tour sponsored by the National Kitchen and Bath Association is your up close and personal opportunity to see the latest trends and innovations.
  • The Central Coast and Valleys chapter will be hosting their third annual Tour of Kitchens on Sunday, October 19th in honor of National Kitchen and Bath month. The self-guided journey takes visitors through 9 recently-remodeled homes in Ventura County that epitomize the state of the art of kitchen design. This fundraising event benefits HomeAid of Los Angeles and Ventura, a charity that builds homes for the temporarily homeless. To buy tickets on line go to


Laurie Burke, connected to the design and construction industry since 1996. A seasoned residential kitchen and bath design specialist , Laurie has designed thousands of kitchens & baths as well as other cabinetry projects requiring technical precision in design drafting utilizing state of the art 2020 software for creating accurate plans and elevations. Through on- going product knowledge training and a desire to always stay current with an evolving marketplace, Laurie Burke maintains a strong command of knowing the appropriate Fit & Finish materials required for a residential remodel to meet the budget, the timeline of a project and a client's need for a finished product that meets their satisfaction. Kitchen Designer by trade, foodie, techie, weekend traveler for fun. For more information contact me at

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