2014 CotY Award for Residential Kitchen $40,000 – $80,000

This project has won the following awards:

  • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place 2014 Kitchen
  • 2014 Chrysalis Award for Best Kitchen $50,000 to $75,000
  • 2014 National CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Best Residential Kitchen $40,000 to $80,000
  • 2014 Regional CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Best Residential Kitchen $40,000 to $80,000

Project Summary

For a client with an enthusiastic appreciation of retro design, this sunny ode to kitchens of the past is a cheerful and comforting retreat for today. The client wanted a kitchen that creatively expressed her fun, unconventional taste while providing all the modern conveniences of a contemporary home. Space was borrowed from an existing office to provide more open area and easier navigation in the kitchen. Bright, optimistic yellow sets the tone in the room, with retro-inspired appliances in buttery yellow chosen as key elements of the design. A generous apron-front farm sink gleams with clean white enameled cast iron and is outfitted with a rare retro faucet with spray and scrub brush attachments. Black trim against the yellow ceramic tile countertops defines the kitchen’s lines. Simple maple cabinetry painted white with black ceramic knobs provides a modern level of storage. Playful positioning of contrasting tiles on the floor presents a modern, quirky interpretation of the traditional checkerboard pattern in this classic kitchen with an original point of view.

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