Definition, Please

Realtors use the term “Chef Kitchen” all the time (sometimes further embellished with the adjective, “Gourmet” — as in, “Gourmet Chef Kitchen”).

But, after almost 17 years selling homes, I’m still not sure that I have a good definition, except that: a) it’s big; and b) it’s full of high-end features and appliances.

That includes granite or similarly high-end countertops; appliances like Subzero or Wolf — often doubled up (e.g., two fridges, two dishwashers, etc.); double sinks; a separate stove top with 6 or even 8(!) gas burners; custom cabinetry, lighting¬†and flooring (either tile or hardwood);¬†plenty of storage, both in cabinets (ideally 42″ or higher) and a nearby Pantry; a deluxe exhaust hood and fan; and a generous eat-in area and center island.

Plus, ideally, lots and lots of windows and natural light (of course) . . .

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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