2014 National CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Kitchens $80,001 - $120,000

Award Winners Before and After

2014 CotY Award for Residential Kitchens over 120 K

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  • 2014 National CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Best Residential Kitchen $80,001 - $120,000
  • 2014 Regional CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Best Residential Kitchen $80,001 - $120,000

PROJECT SUMMARY:

This kitchen remodel is in a La Jolla Farms home designed in the 1960s by noted architect Dale Naegle. The clients, a young couple with school age children, were looking for a historical home and were excited to be only the second owners of this expansive and distinct house. The home needed significant updating to accommodate a young, growing family. In honor of their passion for the home's mid-century modern origins, the clients wanted a kitchen influenced by that time period with a contemporary attitude and modern conveniences. The kitchen is now double the size of the original after borrowing space from a bedroom. The design was created with a disciplined linear approach, accommodating large new appliances in a streamlined layout with a minimum of visual clutter. A stunning backsplash of Italian Calacatta marble wraps the kitchen in luxury. Sweeping expanses of white quartz countertops against dark bamboo cabinetry in a horizontal grain present a clean, polished impression and dramatically increase the kitchen's storage and functionality. The clients now live happily with their new kitchen in a design that respects their home's original character with stunning contemporary flair while providing a functional hub for their young family.

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2014 CotY Award for Residential Kitchens 80-120K Before

A galley kitchen in the existing home was barely functional. Old appliances, narrow workspace and limited cabinetry made the room inefficient and uninspiring.

2014 CotY Award for Residential Kitchens 80-120K After

The new kitchen is double the size of the original after borrowing space from a bedroom and transforming the layout in this section of the home. Comfortable white leather stools with retro attitude are gathered around the island for informal dining and entertaining.

2014 CotY Award for Residential Kitchens 80-120K Before

The dining area in the original home was separated from the kitchen by a narrow doorway.

2014 CotY Award for Residential Kitchens 80-120K After

The dining area is now a natural extension of the kitchen. The tongue and groove ceiling was kept intact but painted white to add a refreshing brightness that also reveals the appealing natural rhythm of the beams.

2014 CotY Award for Residential Kitchens 80-120K Before

The original kitchen was outfitted with standard wood cabinetry and countertops, which were dated and worn out.

2014 CotY Award for Residential Kitchens 80-120K After

A stunning backsplash of Italian Calacatta marble wraps the kitchen in luxury. Sections of marble were carefully selected to find the most dramatic veining effect above the cooktop. Sweeping expanses of white quartz countertops against the dark bamboo cabinetry in a horizontal grain present a clean, shining, streamlined impression.