2009 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – First Place
French Cook’s Kitchen
Designer: Cameron M. Snyder, CKD
Design Notes: To function for a family of seven, one of whom had trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, this kitchen required a gas cooktop with a French burner; a warming drawer, and wall ovens with speed, steam and convection capabilities. Simple horizontal lines keep the design clean and contemporary, with a painted green wall, onyx tile backsplash and reddish quartz countertop for color.
Products and Materials: Wolf rangetop and vent hood; Miele oven and microwave; Wood-Mode cabinetry; bamboo flooring; countertops in bamboo, concrete and CaesarStone quartz.
2009 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Second Place
Casual Classic Kitchen
Cabinet Concepts, Inc.
Daniel Island, SC
Designer: Bryan Reiss, CKD, CBD
Co-Designer: Theresa Bishop
Design Notes: A glazed tin ceiling, knotty pine floors made of reclaimed barn wood, and painted vertical tongue-and-groove boards on the walls, lend this kitchen a farmhouse feel. Ceiling-height cabinets painted an olive green and a salt-water fish tank add a touch of the ocean.
Products and Materials: Custom Wood Products painted maple cabinetry; Franke sinks and faucets; GE refrigerator, microwave, cooktop and oven; Juperana granite countertops.
2009 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Third Place
Urban Design Kitchen
Lori Carroll & Associates
Designer: Lori Carroll
Co-Designers: Mary Roles and Bill Smith, CKD
Design Notes A steel girder visible across the tall ceiling, exposed brick support columns and a polished concrete floor set the tone for this kitchen’s urban, loft-like design. Cooking, cleanup and prep workstations define the border of the kitchen area. A round glass table with vinyl-upholstered banquette seating sits in the center, connected to an arrowhead-shaped island with a prep sink.
Products and Materials: Viking refrigerator, microwave, warming drawer and wall ovens; concrete flooring; cross-cut oak veneer cabinetry.
2009 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Honorable Mention
Kitchens by Design
Designer: Kristin Ann Okeley, CKD
Co-Designer: Lisa Stites
Design Notes: An ornate balcony railing salvaged from Argentina turns the island into this kitchen’s focal point. Dual peninsulas wrapped around the island offer room for numerous people to work simultaneously. Coffee-colored cabinets with counters and accents in shades of cream and nutmeg create a warm neutral palette.
Products and Materials: Rustic German beech cabinets with a coffee stain and distressed paint accents; Thermador microwave, refrigerator, and range; iroko wood island countertops; Durango stone perimeter countertops.