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Publications & Affiliations

Kitchen Classics is a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. Our projects have been seen on Home & Garden Television (HGTV), and in the following publications:

  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Chicago Home & Gardens
  • Dream Kitchens
  • Kitchen and Bath Ideas
  • Kitchen Trends
  • Sheridan Road

In The Press

May 27, 2011

Kitchen Classics Featured on Winnetka and Kenilworth Home Tours

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Kitchen Classics Featured on Winnetka and Kenilworth Home Tours

(Wilmette IL May 27, 2011) The month of May has been very busy for Kitchen Classics, with two kitchen projects selected for North Shore charity home tour events. First, on May 6, The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore hosted “Designer Kitchens of the North Shore” which featured a Country French kitchen by Kitchen Classics incorporated into a historic Jerome Cerny home restoration. The history of the house, the dramatic “before and after” photos, the attention to detail and incredible craftsmanship, and the warm ambiance of the custom woodwork were highlights of this restoration project.

In the second event, the Winnetka Woman’s Club “Lifestyles” house walk held on May 18, Kitchen Classics showcased a sleek white contemporary kitchen in a Kenilworth home. The soaring ceilings and crisp rhythm of the cabinets made this kitchen a stand out on the tour.

While these two kitchens could not be more different in design, tour participants found each to blend seamlessly with the architecture of the home, and praised the space, function, innovation and timeless appeal of these cook’s kitchens.

“It was very rewarding to be a part of these wonderful events. Both the Junior League and Winnetka Woman’s Club perform important service work. We are proud to support these organizations and are grateful that we could participate and help each of them to achieve their goals,” says Chuck Heller, owner of Kitchen Classics.

April 16, 2011

Kitchen Classics Captivates the Crowd at Linden Square Bunny Hop

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Kitchen Classics Captivates the Crowd at Linden Square Bunny Hop

(Wilmette IL April 16 2010) Kitchen Classics once again hosted a special event as part of the annual Linden Square Bunny Hop on Saturday April 16, 2011. “This year, we welcomed Nili Yelin (TheStorybookMom.com), as she entertained the children with her captivating style of storytelling,” says Chuck Heller, owner of Kitchen Classics. The Bunny Hop is a yearly spring outing for families to enjoy the traditional community feeling of the Linden Square business district. The neighborhood merchants offered a variety of fun activities such as having pictures taken with the Easter Bunny, meeting the local firemen and checking out a real fire truck, face painting, etc. Each child left with a basket full of candy, a balloon in hand, a smile on their face, and a warm memory.

December 1, 2010

Kitchen Classics Announces “Organic Modern” Collection by Cottonwood Mills, Wilmette IL

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Kitchen Classics, the Illinois representative for Cottonwood Mills, a boutique line of cabinetry made in the Rocky Mountains, is please to present Cottonwood’s new leading edge catalog of woods and finishes. The collection, called “Organic Modern”, features rift sawn walnut, white oak and clear vertical grain fir, in rich textured finishes that are exclusive to Cottonwood. Colors range from cool grey to warm sun-bleached, to weathered barn-timber in appearance. These woods and finishes can be used in a variety of design concepts that work in most any home environment.

October 23, 2010

Kitchen Classics at the Linden Square Pumpkin Walk, Wilmette IL

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Kitchen Classics once again participated in the family-friendly Linden Square Pumpkin Walk tradition on October 23, 2010. Over two hundred young goblins came trick-or-treating at our door, and each came away with a pumpkin decorated to their liking.

The Pumpkin Walk is an annual fall outing for families to enjoy the comfortable old-time warmth of the Linden Square neighborhood business district. Our neighborhood merchants provide kids of all ages with a chance to take a hayride, have their face painted, or have a balloon figure made for them. The day turned out beautifully, and a good time was enjoyed by all.

October 6, 2010

Kitchen Classics at the 56th Annual Holiday Boutique and Housewalk, Kenilworth IL

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Kitchen Classics was proud to be a part of The Church of the Holy Comforter Holiday Boutique and Housewalk on October 6, 2010. Proceeds from this annual event help fund the church’s community outreach programs.

One of the homes on this year’s tour, a stately Georgian built in 1927 by architect Edwin H. Clark, features a country kitchen by Kitchen Classics. Highlights of the kitchen include alder cabinetry with a unique hand detailed finish. The cabinetry extends from the kitchen into a walk-in pantry, mud room and a service corridor leading to the dining room. Careful attention was taken to integrate the new cabinetry seamlessly into the period charm of the home. Hand-formed ceramic tile-cased openings and millwork-wrapped radiator covers helped achieve full integration of the new kitchen into the existing space. This comfortable and spacious kitchen creates a central gathering space that blends old world style with state-of-the-art convenience, and was a hit of the Housewalk.

October 27, 2009

Chuck Heller and Kitchen Classics receive honor from National Kitchen & Bath Association

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Chuck Heller and Kitchen Classics receive honor from National Kitchen & Bath Association

(October 27, 2009, Wilmette, IL) - The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), a forty-five year old organization for kitchen and bathroom design professionals with over 40,000 members, has announced the winners of the Chicago Midwest Chapter 2009 regional design competition.

Charles Heller of Kitchen Classics in Wilmette was awarded 2nd place for small kitchen design for the renovation of an English Country home on Chicago’s north shore. The project was recognized for the innovative and creative use of space as well as for its overall aesthetic statement. The award-winning Kitchen Classics design features a number of novel solutions for storage and function, custom cabinetry by Cottonwood Mills with an opaque white stain and light glaze, and fully integrated appliances enclosed behind decorative wood panels. A warm cherry hutch with leaded glass windows, also by Kitchen Classics, adds to the warm feeling of the new kitchen.

“It is an honor for Kitchen Classics to be recognized by our peers in the kitchen and bath design profession. Our mission is to bring our client’s vision to life through attentive collaboration, designs that blend form with function, and the highest quality craftsmanship and utmost attention to detail throughout the process. We are very proud of this recognition,” said Charles Heller, owner of Kitchen Classics.

About Kitchen Classics

Kitchen Classics, serving Chicago and the North Shore, has provided custom millwork design and fabrication for residential clients since 1976. Kitchen Classics has set the standard for custom cabinetry and design and is known for providing the highest level of value and service to their clients. For more information, visit the web site: http://www.kitchenclassics.us

About The National Kitchen & Bath Association

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). With nearly 40,000 members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for more than 45 years. For more information, visit the NKBA Press Room at NKBA.org/Press or call 800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).