Life happens in the kitchen,” says chef, food critic, and TV personality Andrew Zimmern. [Our clients] don’t want people gathering over dirty pots and pans,” says designer Wendy Kuhn of Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath, who recently designed a dirty kitchen for a Central West End home.
Kuhn says Karr Bick has designed these secondary spaces for butchers and bakers who want to really get their hands—and kitchens—dirty.
Homeowners who are serious about entertaining but don’t want to do all the meal prep themselves can design the space with their caterer in mind. But although a client may initially have one on the wish list, Johnson notes that it’s often cut due to space and budget constraints. Kuhn was able to turn an old office in the Central West End home into a dirty kitchen, and it’s still one of her favorite projects.