2014 Chrysalis Award for Best Kitchen $50,000 to $75,000 - Retro-Inspired Remodel

2014 Chrysalis Award for Kitchens 50 to 75 main

This project has won the following awards:

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  • 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
  • 2014 NATIONAL CotY Award for Best Residential Bathroom Under $30,000
  • 2014 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place Kitchen

PROJECT SUMMARY:

Bright, optimistic yellow sets the tone in this award-winning kitchen, with retro-inspired appliances in buttery yellow chosen as key elements of the design. 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. 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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2014 Chrysalis Award for Kitchens 50 to 75 main Before 1

In the existing kitchen, dated cabinetry dominated the room. Appliances were old and clunky. The room lacked any kind of warmth or personality

2014 Chrysalis Award for Kitchens 50 to 75 main After 1

The visual energy of the new kitchen is lively, fun and full of the client's personality. Cheerful yellow hues dominate the room, with retro appliances setting the tone for the design. The flooring is an unconventional interpretation of classic checkerboard

2014 Chrysalis Award for Kitchens 50 to 75 main Before 2

Counter space was minimal in the existing kitchen and every surface seemed to be covered by an appliance due to the lack of storage area and space planning.

2014 Chrysalis Award for Kitchens 50 to 75 main After 2

New cabinetry for the microwave area and refrigerator area, along with expansive countertop surfaces, keeps the kitchen organized and uncluttered. The counter top's radius corners are a distinctive visual element in the room and also provide safe navigation.

2014 Chrysalis Award for Kitchens 50 to 75 main Before 3

Collecting magnets is a passion for the client, who now owns thousands. Some of her favorites are shown here in a "before" shot of the original kitchen stove.

2014 Chrysalis Award for Kitchens 50 to 75 main After 3

Instead of a typical glass front, the upper cabinet doors were designed with metal inserts to accommodate the client's treasured magnet collection. This innovative solution satisfied the client's dual desires for displaying her collection and having a cleaner, less cluttered kitchen.