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E.W. Kitchens’ 75th anniversary

Celebrating 75 years of business this year, E.W. Kitchens is a family-owned, full-service kitchen and bath design firm founded in 1947. The business is headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, which is also where their warehouse is located, and has a smaller, upscale showroom inside the Michigan Design Center in Troy, Michigan.

E.W. Kitchens’ showroom inside the Michigan Design Center features their offerings of high-end cabinetry with kitchen displays showcasing a variety of different design styles, as well as other products such as range hoods and The Galley Workstation, a unique sink design that doubles as a workstation to prepare and serve meals. Although E.W. Kitchens primarily works on kitchen and bath projects, their portfolio comprises a range of other room designs, such as laundry rooms, bathrooms, wine cellars, entertainment centers, closets, and bars, to name a few.

“Any place you can imagine cabinets, we can design it,” said Lauren Bockin, PHR, SHRM-CP, human resources partner at E.W. Kitchens.

Bockin indicated that E.W. Kitchens partners with many vendors and manufacturers to bring clients the space of their dreams, offering cabinetry and product lines that offer stock options, semi-custom solutions, and lines that are fully customized.

“One of our core values is dreaming big. Whatever a client wants, we can dream it up for them,” Bockin said.

For products outside of their area of expertise, E.W. Kitchens’ site at the Michigan Design Center offers an added degree of efficiency since the team is able to work with other surrounding creatives and trade partners in the building. The E.W. Kitchens associates can bring clients to some of the other showrooms in the center to find the perfect lighting, tile, or other design solution for the space they are addressing.

“We have an incredibly strong team. For this industry, being in business for 75 years is incredibly significant. We are also a family-owned business; we are in our second generation of leadership right now and you can expect a third generation coming into play. I expect us to be in business for another 75 years and more,” Bockin said.

“We are really excited about the amazing partners we have in place, and our incredible team as well—it gives us the opportunity to lead the way with these beautifully custom kitchens. It is exciting to do that every day and to have such amazing clients who trust us to do that,” Bockin added.


This remodel is a successful mix of contrasting colors, luxurious finishes, and custom textures. The stark white Mouser Custom Cabinetry pops when paired with the deep ebony island and veined quartzite countertops. Details added in the custom mullion refrigerator panels with leaded glass bring an extra layer of drama to the space, while stainless steel materials make a statement throughout as the material is repeated in the apron front sink, cabinetry hardware, and tile backsplash. Designed with Staci Myers Interiors | Photography: Jeff Garland
This transitional kitchen display features Mouser Custom Cabinetry, Cambria quartz countertop, contrasted metallic herringbone Ann Sachs tile, and statement gold hardware from Top Knobs. The display also features a five-foot Galley Workstation, where the home chef can prepare, cook, serve, entertain, and clean all in one central and convenient place. It is also complete with the custom range hood with gold metal accents, island leg caps, and the flawless café appliances. | Photography: E.W. Kitchens
E.W. Kitchens’ showroom in the Michigan Design Center features five displays varying in style, products used, and functionality. This two-tone display features Ayr Custom Cabinetry, a built-in coffee maker, custom range hood designed with metals, and a circular island more than eight feet in diameter custom-designed in one piece in an example of craftsmanship and attention to detail. | Photography: E.W. Kitchens
This Ayr Custom Cabinetry display is a contemporary take on the wine bar. The statement piece showcases warm tones in the cabinetry’s vertical veneer juxtaposed against the matte Blackpool Cambria countertop. A minimalist approach to wine storage was taken by incorporating matte black wine pegs from Richelieu, which contrast against the porcelain-lined wall. | Photography: E.W. Kitchens
The Galley Workstations represents a new category of kitchen appliance: a complete culinary system where one can prepare, cook, serve, entertain, and clean all in one central and convenient place with adjacent cooktop. This new kitchen work line concept is an efficient and ergonomic solution, and each Galley is thoughtfully designed, engineered, and handcrafted in the USA. | Photography: E.W. Kitchens


Text: Brenna Buckwald

Photography: Jeff Garland, Courtesy E.W. Kitchens