We choose to bring guests into our Carmel house through the kitchen. Yes, it's that lovely.
And Kitchen Studios put it in SIX years ago! (Still lovely -- cabinetry is gorgeous, floor and granite are immaculate ... they put great quality stuff in perfectly. They've sent notices saying they'll do a free inspection, but the doors are still hanging evenly, etc., etc. Why bother? But they clearly want it to be right ... for a long, long time.)
We did it on a strict budget (and had to remain Very Strict with them -- they know how much MORE they could do for just a few $K extra). I'm sure it would have been even more fabulous, but we had to hold the line. That said, they knew where we needed to invest $$$ and where we could shave a few off. All great trade-offs.
Even if you think you can't afford them, do go in and take a look. (We assumed we couldn't, but my husband said, what's to lose ... and it was a great decision). Happy remodeling.
Pros: Meticulous work, fabulous cabinets, awesome follow-thru
Cons: Be firm about your budget