Emeryville Loft kitchen. Design: Dana Wedel with assistance of Kathy Getty.

Emeryville Loft kitchen. Design: Dana Wedel with assistance of Kathy Getty. 

Detail of Emeryville Loft kitchen. Design: Dana Wedel with assistance of Kathy Getty.

Detail of Emeryville Loft kitchen. Design: Dana Wedel with assistance of Kathy Getty. 

Details of Loft kitchen. Design: Dana Wedel with Kathy Getty. Metal fabrication: Mickey Ostermann

Details of Loft kitchen. Design: Dana Wedel with Kathy Getty. Metal fabrication: Mickey Ostermann 

Kitchenette for in-law unit, Oakland:  Design Dana Wedel with Bill Urban for Spitzley Construction, Inc.

Kitchenette for in-law unit, Oakland: Design Dana Wedel with Bill Urban for Spitzley Construction, Inc. 

Berkeley Hills kitchen. Architect: Jonathan Cohen FAIA.

Berkeley Hills kitchen. Architect: Jonathan Cohen FAIA. 

Details of Berkeley Hills kitchen. Architect: Jonathan Cohen FAIA.

Details of Berkeley Hills kitchen. Architect: Jonathan Cohen FAIA. 

Berkeley kitchen/family room/breakfast area. Architect: Donald Wardlaw AIA.

Berkeley kitchen/family room/breakfast area. Architect: Donald Wardlaw AIA. 

Berkeley kitchen/family room/breakfast area. Architect: Donald Wardlaw AIA.

Berkeley kitchen/family room/breakfast area. Architect: Donald Wardlaw AIA. 

Berkeley Hills kitchen.  Design: Spitzley Construction, Inc. and our clients.

Berkeley Hills kitchen. Design: Spitzley Construction, Inc. and our clients. 

Oakland Hills kitchen.  Architect: Maggie Maiers AIA.

Oakland Hills kitchen. Architect: Maggie Maiers AIA. 

Kitchens

The kitchen is the core of a home. It is where we are fueled before we go out into the world each day and to where we return in the evening. Kitchens are designed to fit the needs and desires of whomever uses them. There is no one design fits all. The range in cost is wide.

Kitchen design encompasses many dimensions. Spatial layout, lighting, surfaces, color, cabinetry and appliances are just a few of these. How they are combinned determines the feeling and mood of the space. The result can vary from warm and cozy to slick high tech.