2009 NKBS Awards Winner – Medium Kitchen

February 16, 2010

2009 NKBA Design Awards: Medium Kitchens – First Place

Oceanfront Kitchen

Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd.
Chevy Chase, MD
Designer: Jennifer L. Gilmer, CKD

Design Notes: Designed for a top local real-estate agent’s own home, this kitchen needed to be a showcase that maximized the ocean view. The cabinets balance the warmth of walnut with frosted glass inserts in cool hues, with matching floating shelves suspended from cables on either side of the cooktop. A custom round butcher-block table on casters can be positioned on the island or moved to the side.

Products and Materials: Premier Custom-Built walnut cabinets with antique cherry finish, valley gold marble countertops with antique finish, Grohe faucet, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Gaggenau cooktop.

2009 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens – Second Place

Beaux Arts Kitchen

Design First Kitchen Interiors
Ottawa, ON
Designer: Friedemann Weinhardt

Design Notes: Inspired by Beaux Arts art and architecture, this kitchen design uses eclectic styles and strict symmetry. A custom mosaic countertop and pale green cabinetry make the island stand out from the white marble and white cabinets on the walls. At right, the “Chinese wedding cabinet” conceals the refrigerator.

Products and Materials: SieMatic BeauxArts collection cabinets in magnolia white, dark maple, and amaranth green; white Carrara marble perimeter countertops and backsplashes, limestone flooring, Wolf range, SieMatic range hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Blanco sink and faucet.

2009 NKBA Design Awards: Medium Kitchens – Third Place

Mid-Century Eclectic Kitchen

Neil Kelly Designers/Remodelers
Lake Oswego, OR
Designer: Diane Foreman, CKD, CBD
Co-Designer: Jamie Rupprecht, AKBD

Design: As they prepared their home for sale, the clients wanted a “wow” kitchen on a moderate budget. This eclectic mid-century design features floating cherry cabinets with espresso and brandy stains and a backsplash made of porcelain tile with sections of random patterned glass mosaic tiles. The island stands out with a sandblasted glass dining bar lit from below by LED rope lighting.

Products and Materials: Best by Broan range hood, Décor cabinets, Wilsonart Monterey Storm laminate countertops, verde typhoon granite tile countertops, Kohler faucet, Justice Design Group Limoges collection pendant lights.

2009 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens – Honorable Mention

A Four-Cook Kitchen

Binns Kitchen + Bath Design
Pickering, ON
Designer: Richard J. Farrell

Design: To turn a one-cook kitchen into a room that functions for four without looking cluttered, the designer relied on two pantries and deep drawers instead of wall cabinets, with floating shelves for everyday items. A wall of appliances, including a speed oven, a steam oven and an espresso machine, completes the kitchen.

Products and Materials: Silestone Grey Amazon quartz countertop with leather finish; Kohler Karbon faucet; Franke sink; Miele microwave, wall oven, cooktop and vent hood; Liebherr refrigerator; SieMatic cabinetry in elm.

Source: NKBA Awards Winners at kitchens.com


2009 NKBS Awards Winner – Small Galley Kitchen

February 15, 2010

2009 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – First Place

Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd. Chevy Chase, MD
Designer: Jennifer L. Gilmer, CKD

Design Notes: A world traveler and collector of objets d’art, the client sought a sleek kitchen design that incorporated her collection. Broad shelves over two side-by-side single wall ovens provide a showcase for favorite pieces. Light granite counters and a frosted glass tile backsplash balance the dark wood cabinets.
Products and Materials: Bosch wall ovens, cooktop and ventilation; mother-of-pearl granite countertops; Corsi Symphony Euro cabinets made from composite rift-cut white oak.

2009 NKBA Award: Small Kitchens – Second Place

Binns Kitchen + Bath Design Pickering, ON
Designer: Beverly Leigh Binns

Design Notes: To create a kitchen where the cook’s two children could help, the designer opened a hallway, moved a powder room and added a pantry. The new L-shaped kitchen offers access to the deck and the dining room, provides a built-in seating area, and looks modern while referencing the home’s traditional design.
Products and Materials: Wolf range, Faber Diamante vent hood, Silestone Blanco Maple quartz countertop, Artcraft Kitchens cabinets.

2009 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – Third Place

Partners 4 Design Minneapolis, MN
Designer: Roger W. Zierman

Design Notes: This city condo served as a retired couple’s second home. To make the kitchen match their contemporary artistic style, they began with a daring red quartz countertop. A combination of metallic, matte and glossy finishes in neutral shades for the walls, cabinetry, appliances and flooring complete this sophisticated kitchen, designed for entertaining.

Products and Materials: Silestone Red Eros quartz countertop, Poggenpohl acrylic cabinets with Cubanit high-gloss finish; Calcutta Gold marble floor, horizontal glass tile backsplash in Encore Beige from Artistic Tile’s Opera Glass collection; Gaggenau appliances.

2009 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – Honorable Mention

Design First Kitchen Interiors Ottawa, ON
Designer: Friedemann Weinhardt

Design Notes: Integrated appliances and open sightlines make this galley kitchen’s design a success. Placing tall elements near the existing pantry and using an on-wall storage system rather than shelving kept the counters and walls near the window open and left space to display photography.

Products and Materials: SieMatic onWall storage system and cabinetry in truffle brown pine, white Carrara marble countertops and backsplash, Blanco BlancoPrecision sink and Ziros faucet.

Sources : NKBA Awards Winners at kitchens.com

Kitchen Design Color Trend 2010

February 15, 2010

Creamy Neutrals -Distressed White Cabinetry

An uncertain housing market and desire for stability has brought a family of neutrals to the forefront of kitchen color trends for 2010. This kitchen from Plain & Fancy adds the personal style of a distressed finish to the simplicity of white cabinetry.

Creamy Neutrals – Mixed Neutral Materials

Whether you are hoping to sell your home with a classic color palette or refresh your kitchen’s look, these creamy neutrals can be applied to almost any surface in the kitchen. From a marble countertop to milky cabinetry to stone flooring, the neutrals of this kitchen complement one another for a fresh look.

Veiled Violets – Lavender and Gray

While bolder violet appeared on accents last year, its subdued shades emerge as a color trend in 2010. Paired with gray and stainless steel accents in this kitchen, this light violet provides a cheery wall color. Pink cookware provides a playful pop of color.

A Gamut of Grays – Chrome Countertop

Whether used in light tints or dark shades, gray expands its influence in the home this year and continues its popularity as a neutral color. This chrome countertop includes metallic flecks and a glossy sheen to add texture to this shade.

A Gamut of Grays – Slate Colored Tile

Colors found in minerals and in industry influence the wide range of gray tones, from pewter to weathered iron. Applied on this backsplash, this tile evokes the sensibility of slate with its medium-dark gray tones.

Pale & Punchy Greens – Spring Green Walls

Applied on a backsplash, this yellow-green suggests eternal spring and optimism for new beginnings. This glass backsplash creates a glossy texture that lends itself to the brightness of this hue.

Pale & Punchy Greens – Bright Green Cabinetry

Brighter shades of green offer a vibrant pop of energy and hope. This new popular shade evolved from last year’s glowing yellows and offers versatile treatments. In this kitchen, a grassy green tone creates a bold contrast to its surrounding white and wood neutrals.

Bold Turquoise – Blue-Green Appliances

While you can expect to see this bold hue applied in tabletop settings and other smaller accents, appliances finished in this hue will fit the bill for the especially daring. A snappy turquoise finish, this laundry pair makes a regular old appliance anything but ordinary.

Source: Color Trends 2010 from kitchens.com