2011 CotY Residential Kitchen $40,000 – $80,000

This project has won the following awards:

  • 2011 Master Design Gold Award for Kitchens $40,000 – $100,000
  • 2011 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 3rd Place (Kitchen)
  • 2011 Regional Chrysalis Award for Kitchens $50,000 – $75,000
  • 2011 CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Kitchens $40,000 – $80,000

Project Summary

This beach condo is a weekend getaway for a couple who wanted a more modern, appealing kitchen. The husband, an avid body surfer, needed an environment that would better accommodate his arrival home from the beach in a wet suit. In such a small space, the design approach needed to be focused and innovative. Space planning was essential to the layout’s success. Appliances were selected at smaller scales than usual; cabinetry was kept as spare as possible. Koneto vinyl flooring, remarkably close in appearance to hardwood, allows the husband to walk with wet feet in the home without worrying about slipping or damage. Inspiration for the appealing color palette was derived from a painting by one of the clients’ favorite artists. The design achieves a modern California mood, in line with the condo’s role as a getaway destination. The homeowners’ uncomplicated lifestyle finds vibrant expression in their new kitchen.