With clean lines and contemporary finishes, affordable custom European kitchens are now close to home. Modern Italian kitchens just got a little closer to home with the opening of the new Austin Designer Kitchens showroom. The store features a variety of contemporary custom cabinetry for new homes, condos or bringing new life into a kitchen remodel. Since the early 1900’s Italy has been renowned for its contributions to the design world bringing both classical elegance and modern creativity to everything from handbags to cars. But, no place has the Italian esthetic been more popular than in their craftsmanship of sleek modern kitchens. Austin Designer Kitchens works closely with cabinetry designers such as Astra and Pedini who have each earned worldwide attention as trendsetters in European cabinetry design. “This cabinetry is furniture grade craftsmanship that adds a new level of beauty and style to any home” says Todd Haase, Showroom Director of Austin Designer Kitchens. “Our goal is to bring a cool new sense of modern design at affordable prices to Central Texas”, says Haase. The showroom, which features several concept kitchens, as well as bathroom and closet displays, had a soft opening in late 2016 with the official grand opening party being planned for early 2017. “We set ourselves apart by having architectural designers work with each customer throughout the entire process from taking measurements, drafting design options selecting finishes and hardware, and overseeing installation” says Haase. The European style kitchen has grown in popularity as more homes are created with open concept designs. This design makes the kitchen more a part of the usable living space and often the kitchen is the highlight of the space. Highly functional, esthetically tailored to fit your style, kitchens have gone from utilitarian work space to the place you want to live and entertaining. Those interested in creating a modern kitchen can visit the Austin Designer Kitchen showroom located at 8820 Burnet Rd. Suite 405, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays or call for a free appointment with an architectural designer.