Rob Klein Announced as Regional Winner in Highly-Respected Industry Contest

Press Release by Sub-Zero, Inc. and Wolf Appliance, Inc.

This year marks their 10th Kitchen Design Contest and it has become the most highly regarded award program in the kitchen design industry.  This contest is a way for Sub-Zero and Wolf, Inc. to honor the design community and the significant role they play in making Sub-Zero and Wolf a household name when it involves beautiful kitchen design.  These regional winners truly represent achievement in kitchen design.

Rob Klein is the founder and President of Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork based in Carmel, IN.  As a lead designer, Rob Klein brings a fine arts background to the industry:  Equally comfortable with aesthetics and utilitarianism, Rob admits its the aesthetic difference – the design itself – that distinguishes his kitchens from others.  Of th Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest, Klein said, “this contest is the holy grail of design for every kitchen designer.”

Regional winners receive a trip to Sub-Zero and Wolf’s Madison, Wisconsin-based headquarters to attend the National Kitchen Design Contest Gala and Award Ceremony from May 20-21, 2013.  There, more than  $140,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winning designers.

See the link below to view images from Rob’s project that was featured in this year’s Design Contest:

Downtown, Indianapolis. 3 Mass kitchen

The cooking cube

I am calling this design the cooking cube.  I really love the design if you will notice I pushed the refrigerator and the freezer back, and turned them sideways so the doors opened out.  This move gives some extra counter space and keeps people from getting too far into the cooking area.

Rob Klein

Contemporary Classic

I love contemporary design. Done correctly it looks effortless, but don’t be mistaken: there is no room for error. The balance of materials /selections is very important. I love the clean lines, but yet the finish is very warm and inviting.

Appliance placement is everything when it comes to kitchen design. In today’s market they make an appliance for just about every need, so you can really be creative when laying out the appliances for the client. Notice in this kitchen the double ovens are split on the center island. This will allow two cooks in the kitchen and/or freedom to move around the kitchen.

I will post more pictures later,

Rob klein

A Classic Farmhouse Kitchen

This kitchen re-model, nearing the end of it’s design phase, has been so much fun to work on!  With it’s hand distressed finishes, rustic wood beams, vintage inspired hardware, and hand forged ice box hinges, this Kitchen will offer all the modern day conveniences with a light-hearted ambiance of a warm and welcoming Farmhouse kitchen.

Classic and sophisticated

I really like this design. My original drawing for this kitchen was posted in an earlier blog, and  this is the nearly-finished project.  These are just scouting shots, but as you can see when the finishing touches in the space are complete, it will be special.

This is a detail shot of the ovens, and the use of drywall to complete the design.  This is a great detail, and is one of the design elements that makes this design special and really work.  Notice the drywall openings that the cabients are set into are returned.  This is a complicated detail in the field, but as you can see, well worth the effort.


Rob Klein, President

Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork Inc.

Classic Galley Kitchen

This kitchen was just published by Meredith Publishing, and is one of my favorite kitchens that I have designed.  I love a Classic Galley Kitchen, they really work well.  Not only do I like the design, and how the layout works for the client but I love the Color.  Wm Ohs has some of the most wonderful colors.  This one, in particular, happens to be called Sage.

Rob Klein

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