function + design

COOL Kitchens emphasizes a marriage of functional planning, creative problem solving, and beautiful style.

Our designs are based on thoughtful and creative solutions to create functional, efficient, and attractive kitchens.

About lloyd cheu

Lloyd Cheu brings a unique perspective, having a diverse background in design, cooking, and business.

Lloyd received his BA in Architectural Design from the University of Pennsylvania with a minor in Marketing from the Wharton School.

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After working in architecture, Lloyd  earned an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He  spent a decade in  finance structuring bond deals and advising companies on strategy. 

Lloyd has also studied cooking at Ritz-Escoffier in Paris.

About COOL Kitchens

Lloyd Cheu started COOL Kitchens in 2003 to provide thoughtful intelligent kitchen designs for NYC-area homeowners.  COOL Kitchens has completed hundreds of kitchens in the New York metropolitan area in a wide variety of styles.

We take a comprehensive approach to kitchen design:  in-depth analyses of your current space and cooking needs, innovative and responsive design, well-informed advice on fixtures and appliances, coordination with contractors and suppliers, and continuous communication with clients.