Sunday, December 4, 2011

Kitchen Cabinet Design Malaysia - Kitchen Design Tips


Kitchen Design Tips from Kitchen Cabinet Design Kuala Lumpur Malaysia


1. Streamline surfaces

Think smooth and seamless. Cupboards should reach the ceiling or run flush with a bulkhead, doing away with dustcatching wasted space. Benchtops should be streamlined with few visible joins. Go for under-bench sinks that sit below the benchtop so you can't see the edges.

2. Integrate applicances

In a quest for open-plan bliss, kitchen appliances are making themselves scarce, hiding behind closed doors for a clean look that blends with the living area. For fridges, it's a matter of fitting a door in the same material as the cupboards. Disguise your dishwasher with an integrated front panel.

3. Get a smart splashback

Want to show off some flair with colour or texture? As the design focus of modern kitchens, the splashback is the best place to do it. Natural, clear glass splashbacks are still high in the style stakes, as are mosaics, or choose the same material as your benchtop for a seamless look.

4. Flaunt benchtops

For a modern benchtop, choose natural textures like marble or matt granite. Stone composites, polished timber and poured concrete are also beautiful. Design-wise, it's all about chunky slabs with deep edges. For a price-smart option, apply a thick edge to a thin slab.

5. Opt for an island

A well-designed island bench is essential for entertaining. Fit with a sink, cooktop or chopping boards, so the cook can face family and guests. A benchtop overhang makes it comfortable for people to sit. Or if you prefer to keep mess out of sight, a raised edge will hide the lot.

6. Clue up on colour

Create calm by choosing neutral colours. All-white, cream or pale grey are foolproof design classics. Dark tones make an impact, but can overwhelm small spaces, so use on the bottom row of cabinetry. Keep bursts of colour to feature spots, like splashbacks or the front panel of island benches.

7. Choose the right layout

No matter what your style, budget or space, every kitchen layout should be designed around what experts call the 'Golden Triangle'. This involves placing the main work areas - fridge, sink and oven/cooktop - close to each other, positioned at three sides of a triangle. Regardless of kitchen size, these activity zones should be no more than three metres apart, so you can move easily between them.

8. Switch to clever lighting

Light up your kitchen with pendants or halogens, plus over-bench lights for brighter work spaces. For extra atmosphere while relaxing, fit ceiling lights with dimmers, or just leave on the over-bench lights.

9. Look, no handles

Cupboard handles are best kept low key. Choose invisible angled 'finger pulls' cut into the top or side of the cupboards. Or, if you want handles, go for no-fuss designs in matt chrome or stainless steel.

10. Maximise storage

Drawers maximise storage space, making it easy to access your kitchen's darkest corners. Extra-deep options are perfect for pots and pans. Shallow, extra-wide varieties are great for storing cutlery.

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2011 NKBA Design Award: Best Of Budget-Friendly

Professional and Affordable Kitchen




Linn’s Prestige Kitchens & Baths
Destin, FL
Designer: Allison McCowan

Design Notes: A small kitchen gets a big makeover for a budget under $40,000. Selecting a 30-inch Viking range that had slight damage gave these aspiring chefs a professional-grade appliance at an affordable price. The homeowners installed the tile and sewed the banquette cushion themselves for additional cost savings. Cutting back in these areas allowed them to spend on cabinet organizers, the slate floors, LG stainless steel appliances and Corian countertops.

Products and Materials:
Schrock maple cabinetry in Dover finish, Corian countertops in Medea, Corian sink in Glacier White, Kohler faucets, Viking range and ventilation, LG dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.

Source: kitchens.com

2011 NKBA Design Award: Sustainable– Best of Kitchen Views

h2 style="text-align: center;">An Energy-Saving Kitchen


Newton, MA
Designer: Jessica Williamson, AKBD

Design Notes: When this family of five moved from the city to the suburbs, they wanted to build an eco-friendly new home with an open-plan living space featuring a green kitchen. Environmentally conscientious products fill the kitchen, including LEED-certified cabinetry with a no-VOC finish and no added formaldehyde, a recycled glass backsplash, and a recycled redwood counter. A whole-house lighting system makes saving energy easier, and a PEX plumbing system allowed for the installation of a gray-water recover system. An island dining spot lets the kids snack while Mom and Dad cook on the Energy Star appliances.

Products and Materials:
GE Monogram appliances, Caesarstone quartz countertops, GreenQuest by Crystal cabinets.

Source: kitchens.com

2011 NKBA Design Award: Open Plan Kitchens – First Place / First Place Overall

Updated Cabin Kitchen




brooksBerry Kitchens & Baths
St. Louis, MO
Designer: Chris Novak Berry
Co-Designer: Emily Castle

Design Notes: Perched on a ridge, this 1820 cabin home boasts unspoiled views of the woods and river with a resplendent kitchen to match its surroundings. What was once a rough cabin interior now features handcrafted mahogany cabinetry, green granite countertops and natural limestone and fumed wide plank pine flooring. With a walk-in pantry and two refrigerator/freezers, this light-filled and spacious kitchen also boasts plenty of food storage.

Products and Materials:
Mahogany cabinets, Typhoon Green honed granite countertops, Kohler and KWC faucets; natural limestone tile, Lacanche Cluny range, Kohler and Franke sinks, RangeCraft ventilation.

Source: kitchens.com

2011 NKBA Design Award: Open Plan Kitchens – Second Place

A Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Kitchen




Dream Kitchens, Inc.
Delafield, WI
Designer: Terri Schmidt
Co-Designers: Linda Eberle, CKD, CBD, and Keven Schmidt

Design Notes:
A Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home takes cues from the great architect’s use of horizontal lines and natural materials to inspire a large kitchen suitable for entertaining. Double sliding doors next to the wrap-around wet bar and built-in coffee maker conceal a walk-in pantry and associated clutter. Multiple seating areas provide plenty of options for hosting guests. Varying cabinet heights offer movement and visual interest.

Products and Materials:
Corsi custom cabinetry in mahogany, Wolf cooktop and oven, Wolf ventilation system, Sharp microwave drawer, Silver Spark granite countertops, Margaritelli iroko wood flooring, Kohler sinks and faucets, Walls and ceilings in ledgestone and mahogany, Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine refrigerator, Oceanside Glasstile glass tiles from Muse collection on vertical column.

Source: kitchens.com

2011 NKBA Design Award: Open Plan Kitchens – Third Place

Clean and Open Kitchen




bulthaup by Kitchen Distributors, Inc.
Denver, CO
Designer: William Landeros, CKD
Co-Designer: Jed MacKenzie, CKD

Design Notes: Clean, horizontal lines and a neutral palette give this kitchen a minimal, sleek look. A mix of materials—from stainless steel appliances to anodized aluminum cabinets, black oak flooring to a warm alder countertop bar—creates variation in neutral color schemes and texture. The horizontal theme echoes across the room from wide horizontal cabinet pulls to the cabinetry’s horizontal veneer. A 9-centimeter thick alder countertop offers a casual dining space while accenting the horizontal design.

Products and Materials:
bulthaup cabinets in grey anodized aluminum with an alder veneer, Gaggenau cooktop and oven, Sharp microwave, Sub-Zero refrigerator, bulthaup ventilation, natural quartzite countertops, Dornbracht faucet, wenge flooring in ebony, Franke sink.

Source: kitchens.com

2011 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – Second Place

A Charming Period Kitchen




Kitchens by Rose
Ramsey, NJ
Designer: Rose Marie Carr

Design Notes: A turn-of-the-century kitchen features modern standards while maintaining its original period charm. A vertical beadboard backsplash, distressed cabinetry and a hammered copper sink embody the style of the era, while the kitchen’s original Carolina pine flooring, brass spring hinges and push plates bring true authenticity to the room.

Products and Materials: Christiana painted and distressed maple and hickory cabinets and maple beadboard backsplash, honed Black Ash granite countertops, LaToscana Ducale faucet, oak and yellow North Carolina pine flooring, Bertazzoni range.

Source: kitchens.com

2011 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – Third Place

A Japanese-Inspired Kitchen




The Kitchen Consultant
Long Beach, CA
Designer: Dana Jones, CKD

Design Notes: Once a dim and cramped galley kitchen, this remodeled space takes cues from Japanese design in its achievement of horizontal flow, airy feel and improved use of space. Bamboo cabinetry with a horizontal grain complements the horizontal glass tile backsplash. High windows and a light, neutral color scheme offer a fresh look.

Products and Materials:
Wright custom cabinetry made from Plyboo edge grain and natural, stained alder; DCS cooktop and oven, Cambrian Black granite countertop with leather finish, Blanco sink and faucet, Oak flooring, Kozo Lighting oil-rubbed bronze pendant, glass mosaic backsplash tile by Imperial Tile & Stone in non-iridescent Lime-olicious Gigis Groovy Stiix, Zephyr ventilation hood.

Source: kitchens.com

2011 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens – First Place

A Social Contemporary Kitchen



Andros Kitchen & Bath Designs


Mississauga, Ontario
Designer: Anastasia Rentzos, CKD, CBD

Design Notes: With entertainment in mind, this kitchen allows the homeowners to prepare and serve food while visiting with guests. A full-length Thermador wine refrigerator couples with a Thermador French-door refrigerator. An elevated boomerang-shaped glass bar top offers a spot to park a wine glass and chat with someone working at the prep sink, while the island’s honed marble counter with a wraparound corner adds stand-out style to this mingling spot.

Products and Materials: Acorn Kitchens maple cabinets with custom dark chocolate color; Caeserstone perimeter counters, Blanco Diva faucet and Alta bar faucet, porcelain tile floor, Dainolite pendant lighting, Thermador dual-fuel range and ventilation, Kindred double apron sink, mixed glass backsplash.

Source: kitchens.com

2011 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens – Second Place

Colorful and Open Kitchen




Glen Alspaugh Co., LLP
St. Louis, MO
Designer: James E. Howard, CKD, CBD

Design Notes:
Bright, tropical-colored cabinetry in finishes of oranges, blues and greens enliven this open plan kitchen. The homeowners selected the vibrant palette for the cabinets, which were hand-painted and distressed on site by a local artisan and designed to match the yellow-orange walls. Spanish Mediterranean-inspired tile graces the backsplash and a tall plaster hood stretches up the length of the 13-foot ceiling. Topping off this colorful pool-house kitchen is a 48-inch cobalt blue Viking range.

Products and Materials: Signature Custom Cabinetry cabinets, Caesarstone quartz perimeter countertops, Blue Boquira quartzite island countertop, Imperial Tempora travertine flooring, Viking range, Wolf ventilation, Sub-Zero refrigeration.


Saurces : kitchens.com

2011 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens – Third Place

Feng Shui and Modern Kitchen



DeWitt Designer Kitchens
Pasadena, CA
Designer: Elina Katsioula-Beall, CKD

Design Notes: Contemporary and Asian, this kitchen combines feng shui principles with modern materials. Red-stained maple cabinetry complements the homeowner’s selected cherry blossom theme. A custom mosaic tile backsplash over the cooktop features a blossoming branch profiled against a rising sun. Another custom detail, wooden cabinet doors carved with the Chinese symbol for prosperity, graces the kitchen’s baking wall.

Products and Materials:
Columbia Cabinets maple cabinetry, Empire marble and Absolute Noire granite countertops, Liton lighting, Thermador microwave and oven, Miele cooktop, refrigerator and ventilation, Francois and Co. tile, cooktop backsplash design by Elina Katsioula-Beall.

Sources : kitchens.com

2011 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – First Place

Sprawling French Country Kitchen



Glen Alspaugh Co., LLP
St. Louis, MO
Designer: James E. Howard, CKD, CBD

Design Notes: With a soaring truss ceiling and two islands, this large French country style kitchen swathes its space in shades of butter yellow and blue. The cabinets reach 10 feet high, taking advantage of the room’s lofty height and adding extra storage options. Two sinks, dishwashers and refrigerators make plenty of extra storage, prep and clean-up for these homeowners to entertain.
Products and Materials: Premier Custom Built, Inc. cabinetry in Mt. Rainier Blue and Hale's Navy Blue, Wolf cooking appliances, Giallo Napolean polished granite counters and distressed black walnut island countertop, Kohler Vinnata faucets in oil-rubbed bronze, distressed wide plank black walnut flooring, Angelica honed travertine backsplash w/ imperial black basket weave tile insert over the cooktop, Best by Broan ventilation, Stone Age Designs Marie Antoinette hood made of Scagliola limestone and copper-finished concave stack

2011 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Second Place : People's Pick Kitchen

A Large Hacienda Kitchen



Hamilton-Gray Design, Inc.
Carlsbad, CA
Designer: Cheryl Hamilton-Gray, CKD


Design Notes: Warm yellow walls and terra cotta floors set a welcoming and sunny tone for this large hacienda kitchen. With custom carved cabinets, hand-painted tile and reclaimed wood ceiling beams, the kitchen is filled with authentic details. Functional design—multiple prep areas and a layout planned with the homeowners’ children in mind—gives the room an efficient flow.
Products and Materials: Landco Architectural Millworks custom cabinetry in rift-cut white oak; Countertops: Calypso Gold granite, Statuary White marble on baking area, maple butcher block on prep area; Herbeau faucets; Parefeuille reclaimed French terra cotta flooring; Steven Handelman Studios lighting fixtures; La Cornue CornuFĂ© range; Stone Forest copper sink, Best ventilation with custom shroud

2011 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Third Place

Contemporary Vintage Kitchen


2011 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Third Place

Jane Lockhart Interior Design

Toronto, ON

Designer: Jane Lockhart

Design Notes: The combination of contemporary and vintage pieces gives this kitchen a fresh look. Classic white Shaker-style maple cabinets, complemented by Super White granite islandcountertops and light gray quartz perimeter counters, keep the look light. Contrasting elements like the globe pendants and the stainless steel range hood offer period and contemporary style to this 1910 Edwardian home.

Products and Materials: Brice's Fine Furniture custom cabinetry, Super White granite island countertop, Stone Grey Caesarstone perimeter countertops, Ginger’s Bath Hicks pendant lighting, Miele dishwasher, red oak flooring, Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Cercan Tile Bianco Hizhou marble backsplash, Vent-A-Hood Euroline Pro Series ventilation.

Sources: Kitchens.com

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kitchen Design Kuala lumpur Malaysia - Kitchen Design Tips

Kitchen Cabinet Design Tips


1. Kitchen Design Tips: Budget

We don't have to allocate money to individual appliances or items right away, but we should have an overall budget for our kitchen remodeling before we start getting too caught up in our kitchen remodeling plans. We also should set our time schedule as well. How long can you afford to live without your kitchen? This will affect the extent of the design. Even a rough guide will be invaluable during the initial planning phases.


2. Kitchen Design Tips: Space and Layout

The amount of space available and layout will be a determining factor in the final kitchen design layout. Small spaces will need to be made compact and functional. Larger spaces can also challenges as we don't want to be running from fridge to oven during an important meal. We want to maximize available kitchen space and also determine what other functions the kitchen should have. Following questions need to be answer before we start our planning;
  • How many cabinets are needed for the size of the room?
  • How many shelves are required in the cabinets?
  • What will be the locations of these cabinets?
  • We must also decide how these cabinets will fit around essential kitchen appliances in the kitchen.

3. Kitchen Design Tips: The Kitchen Work Triangle

This is a commonly referred to kitchen design concept. The kitchen work triangle is the three appliances or areas of the kitchen that you utilize the most often (fridge, oven, sink). These are recommended to be placed in a triangle formation so you will never have to move far and without obstacles to complete any given task. Although many people find this setup useful, there are many other layout designs that may be better suited for your needs.

4. Kitchen Design Tips: Storage

We need to carefully plan out storage space before we start picking out marble countertops and stainless steel appliances. Many professional kitchen designers have come up with creative ways to maximize space even in the smallest of kitchens. Drawers and cabinets should be easy to access and not spread too far apart.
We need to also think of safety issues if we have small children. Knives should be stored in either locking safety drawers or high enough up where small hands can't reach. Heavy objects that can fall need a storage area low to the ground.


5. Kitchen Design Tips: Lighting

Natural and artificial lighting can change the entire view and mood of a kitchen, it is best not to overlook or skimp on these aspects. The location of the lighting in our kitchen needs to be plan carefully. Adding windows to breakfast areas or in front of preparation counters will not only make cooking a pleasure, but can help you save on some electricity as well.


6. Kitchen Design Tips: Colour

The colours we choose reflect our taste and style, and can be most satisfying and personal aspect of kitchen design. Countertops and kitchen cabinets are long term investments and will likely be around longer than any trendy colour will be in style. Kitchen colours should reflect more than just the trends of the day. Use colour to express our spirit, our style and our culinary inspirations.
Colour palettes will have a large impact on your kitchen design. The materials used for the floor, countertops, and appliances are all affected by your chosen colour scheme. Are you looking for ultra-modern stainless steel appliances? Then the pastel blue walls might clash. Consider how the different components and their appearance can complement each other.
Source : Kitchen Design Tips from kitchen-cabinet-design.org

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2010 NKBA Design Awards: Open Plan Kitchens – First Place, Best Overall Kitchen

Purple Contemporary Kitchen






XTC Design Incorporated
Toronto, ON
Designer: Tim Scott
Co-Designer: Erica Westeroth, CKD, NCIDQ

Design Notes: The curves of the wall, the cabinets, the soffits, and the island create organic shapes that define the kitchen area and complement the lakefront view. Distinctive lements such as the stainless steel range hood, tile backsplash, and wood-topped table with bar seating stand out against the rich purple cabinetry and partition wall.
Products and Materials: Neff Kitchens metallic slab lacquer cabinets; Grohe K4 faucets; I-Metal vent hood; Red Sunset granite counters, Miele coffeemaker; Wolf cooktop, wall oven and warming drawer; limestone tile flooring, Interstyle glass tile.

Source: 2010 NKBA Design Awards: Open Plan Kitchens – First Place

2010 NKBA Design Award: Open Plan Kitchens – Second Place

Warm Contemporary Kitchen







Designs for Living Inc.
Manchester Village, VT
Designer: Wendy F. Johnson, CKD, CBD
Co-Designer: Alex Esposito

Design Notes: To create an open, warm kitchen for entertaining, the designer created a stainless steel island with gas and electric cooktops and a prep sink. Wrapped around it are alder veneer cabinetry, two refrigerators, a wine refrigerator and double wall ovens. A large pass-through (with a curved bar on the other side) overlooks the living/dining area.
Products and Materials: Sterling Custom Cabinetry, polished Labradorite granite counters; glass bartop, Sub-Zero refrigeration, KWC faucets, Betlan Corp. custom ventilation hood, oak flooring, Ann Sacks glass mosaic tile.

Source: 2010 NKBA Design Award: Open Plan Kitchens – Second Place


2010 NKBA Design Award: Open Plan Kitchens – Third Place

A Fine French Kitchen







Steiner & Houck, Inc.
Columbia, PA
Designer: Sandra L. Steiner-Houck, CKD

Design Notes: Designed for entertaining, this traditional French style kitchen includes two islands—one with seating and the other housing a prep sink, microwave, and warming drawer. A grand arched stone alcove holds an 8-burner range; across from it sit wide windows, a farmhouse sink and an integrated refrigerator with elaborate carved onlays.
Products and Materials: Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, cherry hardwood flooring, Kashmir Gold granite and teakwood counters, Premier Custom-Built cabinets, Perrin & Rowe faucets, Shaw’s Original fireclay apron sink.

Source : 2010 NKBA Design Award: Open Plan Kitchens – Third Place




2010 NKBA Design Award: Open Plan Kitchens – Honorable Mention

Functional Family Kitchen



A. Pagano Design, Inc.

St. Petersburg, FL
Designer: Ada Pagano

Design Notes: Designed to accommodate a blended family, this kitchen features a breakfast nook as well as an island with swiveling stools that facilitate both TV watching and talking with the chef. Wide traffic paths and open areas around the large island make room for family gatherings and entertaining.
Products and Materials: Miele coffeemaker and range hood, concrete floors, eco-resin vertical panels.

Source : 2010 NKBA Design Award: Open Plan Kitchens – Honorable Mention





2010 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – First Place

English Manor Kitchen







Peter Salerno Inc.
Wyckoff, NJ
Designer: Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD
Co-Designer: Diane Durocher

Design Notes: A counter-to-ceiling hearth surrounding the rangetop provides a focal point in this large kitchen. Overhead, a soffit with recessed lights follows the outline of the two kitchen islands, helping to visually define the space. High ceilings, a chandelier, and a combination of painted, stained and glazed cabinetry add to the grandeur.
Products and Materials: Wolf rangetop, Craft-Maid Kitchens maple and cherry cabinetry, Rio Gold granite island countertops, Rohl faucet, Ramon Gold limestone flooring, Miele coffeemaker.


Source : 2010 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – First Place



2010 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Second Place

Japanese-Influenced Kitchen






DeWitt Designer Kitchens
Studio City, CA
Designer: Elina Katsioula-Beall, CKD

Design Notes: To reflect the traditional aspects of Japanese architecture in this kitchen, the homeowners started with a ceremonial drape as the focal point. From there, the designer guided them to the Blue Bahia granite countertop and blue glass tile backsplash, distressed acacia wood flooring, imported Japanese hardware and shoji-like cabinet doors.
Products and Materials: Thermador appliances; Walker Zanger tile; BenchMark alder cabinets; Native Trails antique copper Cantina and Farmhouse sinks.

Source : 2010 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Second Place

2010 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Third Place

Large White Kitchen






Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio
Glen Ellyn, IL
Designer: Tina Lynne Muller

Design Notes: The large island offers generous space for entertaining and casual family dining. Limestone flooring in shades of charcoal, tan, and gold contrasts the white cabinetry. The wall across the room from the sink now houses a coffee bar, microwave drawer, icemaker, and a large walnut hutch containing the refrigerator.
Products and Materials: Calcutta Gold marble countertops, Grabill Cabinets with White Dove finish, Wolf range, Miele dishwasher and Rohl sinks.

Source : 2010 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Third Place

2010 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Honorable Mention

Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Kitchen




Kitchen & Bath Concepts of Pittsburgh, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA
Designer: Thomas David Trzcinski, CMKBD
Co-Designer: Emily Scott Fike

Design Notes: Stone walls and floors, a glass backsplash, and wood cabinetry help this kitchen blend into and enhance the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home. A backlit patterned glass backsplash behind the rangetop gives the appearance of water and a feeling of serenity. A Wright-inspired mullion door and the twig-like refrigerator handle add to the distinctive design.
Products and Materials: Premier Custom-Built cabinets, Wolf rangetop.


Source : 2010 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Honorable Mention

2010 NKBA Design Awards: Medium Kitchens – First Place, Consumers’ Choice Award, Pinnacle of Design Award

A High-Rise Farmhouse Kitchen




Glen Alspaugh Kitchens & Baths
St. Louis, MO
Designer: James Howard, CKD, CBD
Co-Designers: Steve Levin & Sonja Willman

Design Notes: Located in a high-rise, this kitchen gets its farmhouse feel from the use of metal, stone and wood. The homeowner chose an onyx countertop lit from below for the L-shaped island’s bar top; it also has granite and wood counter surfaces. Red and green stained cherry cabinets with pewter chicken wire inserts complement the paneled built-in refrigerator and freezer, designed to look like an antique oak ice box.
Products and Materials: Creme Bordeaux granite, Craft-Art white oak wood and Golden Water onyx countertops; Wolf range; Sub-Zero refrigerator; RangeCraft custom copper range hood; hand-planed white oak flooring; Hi-Lite copper pendant lighting; W.F. Norman tin sheet metal ceiling; Premier Custom-Built cabinetry.

Source : 2010 NKBA Design Awards: Medium Kitchens – First Place




2010 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens – Second Place

A Sophisticated Contemporary Kitchen








Belle Kitchen, LLC
Minneapolis, MN
Designer: Tricia Bayer
Co-Designer: Jean-Claude Desjardins

Design Notes: The restaurateurs who own this home sought restaurant style and convenience in their kitchen. A circular sink station built into the island, a stainless steel tile backsplash, floating walnut shelves, and textured gray cabinets add drama, while a coffee station, steam oven and warming drawers add functionality.
Products and Materials: Gaggenau appliances; KWC water station and Eve faucets; Mirage stainless steel tile backsplash; Leicht cabinets in Esprit Basalt Gray, CaesarStone quartz counters in Concrete; BR-111 Brazilian cherry flooring.

Source: 2010 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens – Second Place


2010 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens – Third Place

Old World Kitchen






Covenant Kitchens & Baths, Inc.
Westbrook, CT
Designer: Gerard Ciccarello, CMKBD
Co-Designer: Eric R. Koch, CKD

Design Notes: This kitchen incorporates antiques the homeowners collected: vintage chandeliers, a vintage brass faucet, 1800s-era stained glass windows, and a backsplash featuring 100-year-old blue and white German tile framed by sections of black marble. Detailed moldings, wide windowsills, plate racks, and a large dramatic mantel also show off their collectibles.
Products and Materials: AGA cooker, Carrara marble and cherry wood countertops, Superior Woodcraft custom cabinets, Vent-a-Hood liner, Linkasink copper prep sink, Whitehaus Collection fireclay apron sink, hand-scraped wide-plank pine flooring.

Source: 2010 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens – Third Place


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2010 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens – Honorable Mention

Eco-Friendly Kitchen



Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd.
Chevy Chase, MD
Designer: Jennifer L. Gilmer, CKD
Co-Designer: Amy Gardner, LEED

Design Notes: Remodeled along with the rest of the 1950s split-level home, this kitchen received a contemporary green makeover. A peninsula and an island topped with black granite and crosscut bamboo butcher-block counters separate the kitchen from the living and dining rooms. Energy Star appliances and dark-stained cabinets made from PureBond plywood contribute to the sustainable sensibility.
Products and Materials: BlueStar range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Premier Custom-Built cabinetry, engineered rubber flooring.

Source: 2010 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens – Honorable Mention





2010 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – First Place

A Colorful Pullman Kitchen






Kitchen & Bath Concepts of Pittsburgh, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA
Designer: Thomas David Trzcinski, CMKBD

Design Notes: A 2-foot bump-out and restoration of the original, higher ceiling enlivened this Pullman-style kitchen. The use of copper, hickory, antique bronze, bead board, and granite, as well as a tile backsplash that alludes to the weave in a basket, create a medley of texture, sheen and color that gives visual punch to this small space.
Products and Materials: Premier Custom-Built cabinets in light yellow painted maple and flax-stained rustic butternut, with bead board in dusty teal; Vangura Wild West granite countertops, Perrin & Rowe faucet, Kohler sink, Trikeenan Tileworks tile.

Source: 2010 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – First Place



2010 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – Second Place

New England Kitchen









Kitchen Views Custom
Newton, MA
Designer: Jessica Williamson, AKBD

Design Notes: Set in a Cape Cod vacation home with a view of the Atlantic Ocean, this kitchen features white painted cabinets and bead board, green glass knobs and pulls, and a white porcelain farm sink. Reclaimed wide-plank pine flooring and the reclaimed beech wood used for the island countertop add warmth and vintage appeal.
Products and Materials: Craft-Art reclaimed beech island countertop, slate perimeter countertop, Crystal Cabinets Green-Core cabinetry, Sietto cabinet hardware, Shaw’s Original farm sink, Elkay prep sink, KitchenAid refrigerator, Electrolux range, Best by Broan ventilation hood.

Source: 2010 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – Second Place




2010 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – Third Place


Classic Federal Kitchen





Covenant Kitchens & Baths, Inc.
Westbrook, CT
Designer: Gerard Ciccarello, CMKBD
Co-Designers: Kira Van Deusen & Eric R. Koch, CKD

Design Notes: Silk, marble, and crystal adorn this small kitchen set in an 1800s Federal-style home. Taupe silk wall covering draws out the colored veins and shading in the marble countertop and subway tile backsplash. Dark Jacobean-stained hardwood flooring contrasts the white raised panel cabinetry with crystal knobs.
Products and Materials: Calcutta Gold marble countertop and tile; Heirloom Cabinetry in Frosty White; Grohe faucet; Blanco Blancowave sink.

Source: 2010 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – Third Place




2010 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – Honorable Mention

A Petite Kitchen





Neil Kelly Design, Build & Remodeling
Lake Oswego, OR
Designer: Robin Fisher, CMKBD, CAPS
Co-Designer: Jamie Rupprecht, AKBD

Design Notes: Two doorways and just 90 square feet of space made this kitchen a design challenge. A jade-colored glass tile backsplash with a horizontal pattern helps to visually broaden the room, while integrated appliances contribute to the open feeling.
Products and Materials: Rift white oak cabinetry, glass tile backsplash.

Source: 2010 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – Honorable Mention