Delmarva Design Center - Kitchen Design
A kitchen design center is a special place—a place to fashion kitchen design concepts that will perfectly suit your family’s needs.

The Delmarva Design Center (DDC) is where a team of kitchen and home decor designers and planners work with clients. The team and the client envision and design kitchens resulting in a highly functional and beautiful kitchen area.

When engaging with clients, the DDC team initiates and stimulates design discussions and explores kitchen design ideas to define and implement the kitchen’s physical form and function. The DDC team helps match your vision and turn your kitchen area into your dream—one you will enjoy for years.

DDC is a center that supports homeowners, builders, architects, and interior designers.

A visit to DDC will be exciting and inspirational. Homeowners get to explore the design center, which has all the tools to help personalize their new kitchen and take an active role in deciding on the details of the design.

Suppose you are working with a general contractor. A designer center is a perfect place to complete the selection portion of your design. DDC is unique because it has everything you need under one roof.

  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Appliances
  • Countertops
  • Flooring
  • Tile

The DDC Kitchen Design Team has extensive experience in these five key product areas.

Cabinetry  •  Appliances  •  Countertops  •  Flooring  •  Tile

The DDC Kitchen Design Team has extensive experience in these five key product areas.

Cabinetry  •  Appliances  •  Countertops  •  Flooring  •  Tile

Kitchen Cabinets

There are many types and styles of kitchen cabinets. What type of construction is used? You want a cabinet that will last a long time and handle the weight of heavy countertops. You want them to be resistant to moisture.

The type of hardware is also important as many people like soft-close drawers and doors, and the best hinges are also adjustable in six ways (in-out, up-down, and left-right).

You will also want heavy-duty glides for the drawers to provide years of trouble-free use.

The drawer boxes and joints are among the first things to fall apart in low-end kitchen cabinetry. Lesser quality construction, usually secured with staples and notched butt joints, do not have the strength of the dovetail joint, where the drawer box sides are milled to include interlocking teeth.

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Kitchen Cabinets – Experiment with Color


There are so many kitchen appliance choices. With so many available styles, features, quality, and technology options, selecting the best appliances for your new or remodeled kitchen can be overwhelming.

This is where a kitchen design center can shine. DDC can help you create a design plan and help with appliance research. You will be informed about appliance types and options before examining the details.

We can help you create a stylish, functional kitchen for your family and lifestyle while remaining on budget. Evaluating your needs and goals for your new kitchen in several key areas will help you create a realistic appliance-purchasing strategy.

Creating a kitchen appliance plan that meshes with the overall design of your kitchen is essential.


Countertops set the tone for the kitchen, so choose materials and a look that reflects your style and aligns with how you use the kitchen.

You may want to create a singularly unique look and feel. If so, other kitchen countertops worth considering are stainless steel for added commercial appeal and wood-like butcher block to add warmth or glass (or recycled glass) countertops for a statement-making addition to the kitchen.

Concrete is another kitchen countertop idea that’s gained popularity in recent years. Consumers can personalize the material and create an artistic effect by adding glass or shell remnants.

My goodness- so many options. A visit to DDC can help you learn about countertop materials and ensure that everything works well together as a cohesive whole.


The kitchen tends to be the center of activity in the home. It’s one of the first places you enter when you wake up to prepare that essential morning coffee and indulge in the first meal of the day. You may also use the kitchen area when you entertain guests, and often the kitchen is an area where the family gathers.

Therefore, when choosing kitchen flooring, you want to ensure you are doing your homework, and DDC can help as our kitchen designers have easy access to flooring experts and vendors.

We can help you to make informed flooring decisions.


Tile can be used for flooring. It can be used as a countertop but where tile is most often used is as a backsplash.

Backsplashes are not only functional, protecting your walls from splashes and spills, but they are fashionable, too. Think of your backsplash as the jewelry to your kitchen—that little bit of sparkle that completes a look.

Have fun and get creative with your backsplash while you protect the area around your sink, range, and countertops. Glass, textured tile, metallic tile, mosaics—in a wide variety of options, there’s a backsplash tile to reflect your unique style.

A visit to DDC is well worth it as we can discuss patterns, colors, and materials with you to bring a creative and unique design aspect to your kitchen.

Few kitchen design centers have expertise in all five of these areas. This is where DDC shines.

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    High-Quality and High Contrast Backsplash

    Some Additional Thinking and Questioning

    The advice we like to provide to a client is related to the initial design ideas. The more you have thought through your desires, the more we can help to refine and enhance them. A good understanding of the look and function you are trying to accomplish is vital. Our designers can then work to help you achieve that look and function within your budget.

    We sometimes also encourage a needs versus wants conversation as we want to optimize your budget.

    We will also ask probing questions and explore options.

    Here are some examples of the type of questions we may ask.

    • Do you like a traditional design, a more modern look, or something exotic?
    • Is low maintenance a primary desire?
    • How does your family spend time in the kitchen?
    • What appliances and features do they use?
    • Do you enjoy reading, and would a cozy reading nook in the kitchen be perfect for you while preparing a meal?
    • Do you sometimes have informal meals where a lovely breakfast area would be nice?
    • If you like to bulk shop, do you think your kitchen area will benefit by designing a pantry?

    Your Kitchen Design Budget

    It is best to have some idea of your budget. Not having some idea of a budget may mean your new kitchen will cost more than expected. Before you visit our kitchen design center, be clear about how much you can spend. You may want to have beautiful high-tech appliances and be willing to spend less on a complicated custom backsplash.

    Your budget should consider your must-haves and your nice-to-have items.

    Identify items on your wish list that would be impossible or expensive to do afterward.

    For example:

    • Adding a pantry
    • Making structural changes to the floor plan
    • Complementing airflow by adding a ceiling fan
    • Expanding into an adjacent area
    • Adding windows or a skylight
    • Removing a wall
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    What about a Pantry?


    You will want to discuss upgrades with your kitchen design center team.

    Some upgrades will pay for themselves over time, such as premium flooring or higher-efficiency kitchen appliances. These upgrades will also increase the resale value of your home as kitchens are a high priority of home buyers.

    Upgrades can refer to material upgrades for countertops and flooring, kitchen cabinet hardware, lighting, and appliance selection.

    Thanks to technology and media influences, several items have been increasingly popular in kitchen design.

    • Lighting
    • Decorative tile
    • Stained beams
    • Engineered hardwood floors
    • Framed decorative mirrors and artwork
    • High-tech appliances and home automation

    Adjacent Areas

    Looking for beautiful kitchen extension ideas? An outdoor kitchen extension on your patio or deck can do wonders for your home. Apart from allowing more room for your regular soirees, the extension can create an ideal solution for a small indoor cooking space.

    For example, suppose you have a patio area just outside your kitchen. You may want to install a gas line for the grill or run electrical wiring to the patio area. If the walls and floor are open, running a gas line or electrical wiring is easier.

    Outdoor Patio Adjacent to the Kitchen Area

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    Do You Have an Outdoor Area Adjacent to Your Kitchen?

    Patio Area Set Up With Gas Line for Fire Pit

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    Mesh Adjacent Areas into Your Design

    The kitchen designers at DDC will provide you with ideas to make things better, easier, and more cost-effective.

    DDC will also know which vendors may be running specials and can negotiate on your behalf.

    There are very few kitchen design centers in the United States. The Delmarva Design Center has everything you need under one roof. That is the value of a design center and the exceptional value provided by the Delmarva Design Center.

    Visit the Delmarva Design Center at 38507 Dupont Boulevard in Selbyville, Deleware, to see our wide selection of kitchen cabinets, appliances, countertop materials, and flooring.