HOME: Kitchens by Design

Edmond K&B

Arguably the most defining room in a home, the kitchen is the epicenter of modern family life and entertainment. Its elevated importance in today’s culture has transformed this once crude service room into the crowning centerpiece of the home. With it has emerged a fast-growing industry of advanced features and sophisticated options that can often overwhelm homeowners when considering a kitchen design or remodel. The skilled planning and project management of a licensed interior designer ensures there are no missed opportunities or costly errors.

Edmond Kitchen & Bath owners, Robert and Brenda Helms offer the full credentials to create custom kitchens that function as beautifully as they look. Licensed by the State of Oklahoma, Interior Designer Brenda Helms is well-versed in every aspect of a room’s layout and color palette while Robert Helms’ specializes in construction, ensuring the highest quality materials and installation. Together with Junior Designer, Megan Greve, this attentive and creative team tailors every detail to perform in harmony with a family’s lifestyle while delivering a smoother, faster project that stays within budget. With over a decade of experience to their credit, the family-led team has successfully completed more than 350 projects.

As shown in the stunning kitchen remodel pictured here, classic elements are brightened with a more modern color palette and exquisite custom touches to create a functional masterpiece for an active cooking and entertaining family. Under the direction of Brenda Helms’ artfully trained eye, this updated traditional design integrates curved top cabinets, a custom vent hood, real wood crown molding and custom metal insets in cabinet doors for a fashionably warm finish to the space.

An initial complimentary consultation at the Edmond Kitchen & Bath showroom reveals key tastes and usage patterns that drive a client’s kitchen arrangement, color palette and features. Next, an on-site home assessment delivers a detailed budget, time and materials plan. Paramount in the planning phase, fixed price contracts offer homeowners great peace of mind with the total cost outlined before a project begins.

Specializing in ‘occupied homes,’ Edmond Kitchen & Bath employs only quality craftsmen, plumbers and electricians who maintain a clean work area day and night. Temporary dust control systems ensure the least disruption to daily living during construction.

Highly attentive measures and superb customer insight have refined the kitchen design process into an extremely positive experience for Edmond Kitchen & Bath customers. Within the first 12 months of a finished project, 82% of clients add additional renovations. Every project is a partnership with rewards far beyond the kitchen sink. Customers can call 285-1926 to arrange a showroom consultation or visit edmondkitchen.com.


Well-designed kitchens ultimately exude the glamour of fine living. Behind the scenes, though, creating these show-stopping rooms involves far less glitz and more grit than many imagine.

Despite the common misnomer that using an interior designer is a costly or unnecessary option, clients quickly discover that the wealth of knowledge and detailed project handling the designer offers is indispensable. A competent designer helps prioritize and direct client decisions, actually saving the client money.

Under the keen direction of Steve Winters, Licensed Interior Designer, Winter House Interiors boasts 23 years of acclaimed design service for every room in the home. Winter House’s distinguished stature as one of the state’s premiere
design firms starts with the simple premise that every project’s goal is to reflect and reward the client, not cater to a designer’s preferences. In addition, their longstanding work with builders, contractors and painters ensures no aspect of the process is overlooked.

Choosing a flexible designer whose work embraces a variety of styles is important in creating a uniquely customized space. Winter House prides its reputation on the ability to interpret and reflect a client’s style, be it European, Art Deco, traditional, Old World, contemporary or a transitional mix of multiple trends.

Shopping the Winter House showroom is not only a supreme indulgence but a valuable initial step for homeowners seeking the expertise of a designer. Lavishly appointed with unique furnishings, flooring, lighting, accessories and gifts, the stunning space treats customers to endless inspiration for large and small projects. Here, Winters and staff have the opportunity to field customers’ questions about the design process. A visit to the client’s home then allows Winters to see how a family lives, assess what activities dominate the space and create a design plan accordingly.

The breathtaking result of Winter House’s diverse creative philosophy and customer-oriented approach is portrayed in every rich detail of the kitchen remodel pictured to the left. This long time client sought an updated look to replace the existing tumbled marble backsplash and glazed vent hood that matched the walls. Winters found brilliant inspiration in a coppered vent hood and custom tile mosaic that drove a warm vision for the space. The scenic focal point was designed by a mosaic artist, shipped and installed under Winter’s careful assistance.

Customers can meet the friendly staff and shop the Winter House Interiors showroom at Classen Curve in Oklahoma City or learn more at winterhouseinteriors.com.

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