- In House Kitchen Bath Home
200 Lexington Ave., nr. 32nd St., Ste. 100; 212-686-2016; inhousekbh.com
When New Yorkers renovate their notoriously minuscule kitchens, the planning is all about maximizing the usefulness of every millimeter. Dave Burcher, co-founder of In House Kitchen Bath Home, has a shipbuilder’s approach to space. If he calculates that an oven door will clear a drawer handle by a quarter of an inch, then he’ll make sure it does. Most kitchen designers deal in one or two brands of cabinetry, and In House sells Wood-Mode and Brookhaven, so if you crave a handmade pantry in solid French walnut, you’ll have to look elsewhere. But if you want a storage slot for a chopping board, a custom drawer for Grandma’s Dutch oven, or a bench that stows invisibly by sliding between two tiers of cabinets, then Burcher is the man to find room for it.
Best Kitchen Remodeler
From the 2011 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).