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Perry Hiiman takes on contemporary kitchen experts

Perry Hiiman
September 17, 2007
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Perry Hiiman takes on contemporary kitchen experts

Chippewa has an article citing “6 Steps” to making a dream contemporary kitchen. We asked our owner and President, Perry Hiiman, his thoughts of its given criteria. Being that Mr. Hiiman is an expert on contemporary kitchens in his own right, he was requested to give one sentence answers to these one sentence steps and then a brief critique.  And here we go:

1) Just say “no” to clutter. I agree because clutter-free designs are easier to clean.

2) Minimize detail; play up consistency. This means to have a cleaner look – contemporary kitchens please the eye.

3) Make the details you have really count. It should go without saying that all details of a kitchen count very much! Who would settle for a half-hearted kitchen design? [Perry’s emotional response overrode the “one sentence reply” rule.]

4) Use only quality materials. Quality materials last longer and, along with many other things in life, you get what you pay for.

5) Go for a few “big” elements instead of lots of small ones. “Lots” of small elements is the recipe for disaster in kitchen design.

6) Forget about fashion forward. That’s right, you’re kitchen is about you and your needs and not about “must have” accessories.

And how does Perry feel about these suggestions a whole?  “It’s a good start.”

Thanks, Perry.

The goal of renovation and remodeling is to ensure satisfaction upon completion of your project. Construction can be very frustrating, and without a professional contractor, things can go wrong.

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Perry Hiiman

Perry Hiiman was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. He planted his roots in Manhatten, New York in 1992. A few years later, Perry met his wife and had three lovely daughters. Perry has always been excited about home improvement and design. He has been in the service industry for over 25 years. Perry and his partner founded New York Kitchen and Bath in 2001. They pioneered the One Stop Shop concept of home improvement and design firms. In addition, Perry is a New York State licensed contractor, OSHA certified, and a New York State licensed mold assessor. He specializes in custom design and is genuinely passionate about what he does—bringing people’s dream projects to life.
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