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Award Winning Kitchen Design

Award Winner for Best Large Kitchen 3rd Place

National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)Puget Sound Chapter announced the winners of the annual Design Competition last week. I am so pleased that this Award Winning Kitchen Design won 3rd Place for Best Large Kitchen!

Do you love before and after photos as much as I do? I’d like to share just a few steps of the process with you in creating this beautiful kitchen remodel. Here is the finished kitchen looking in the same direction as the Before Photo.

View from the same direction as the BEFORE photo

View from the same direction as the BEFORE photo

Now take a look at the BEFORE photo!

BEFORE

BEFORE

Quite a dramatic change isn’t it? Most important to the homeowner were the following objectives:

  • *Update to gracious chef-friendly space
  • *New open floor plan
  • *Brighten, lighten and incorporate energy efficient lighting
  • *Maximize view of Puget Sound
  • *Amplify counter space
  • *Find space for new powder room

 

There was quite a bit of rearranging to enlarge the kitchen and open up the space to the light. A bedroom was eliminated to create a powder room. The Master Bedroom walls were rearranged to allow a new entry area as well as another door to a deck on the side of the house. Here are some of the BEFORE photos of the remodel under construction.

 

Framing and new windows installed-Award Winning Kitchen Design

Framing and new windows installed

New windows installed looking toward the Puget Sound-Award Winning Kitchen Design

New windows installed looking toward the Puget Sound

New Sliding Doors to the Deck with View of Puget Sound-Award Winning Kitchen Design

New Sliding Doors to the Deck with View of Puget Sound

Installing the New Windows in the Kitchen-Award Winning Kitchen Design

Installing the New Windows in the Kitchen

Dry Wall Complete

Dry Wall Complete

Cabinet Installation-Award Winning Kitchen Design

Cabinet Installation

Cabinet Installation-Award Winning Kitchen Design

Cabinet Installation

Installation of the Farmhouse Sink-Award Winning Kitchen Design

Installation of the Farmhouse Sink in the Island

Perfecting the Floor Finish-Award Winning Kitchen Design

Perfecting the Floor Finish

And now the time for the big reveal. I had one of my professional photographers capture the kitchen in all its glory. Of course the sun came out just in time to create undesirable brightness for the photo session. Here is the happy homeowner having fun holding up a blanket to diminish the glare! I call it the big reveal.

The Big Reveal-Award Winning Kitchen Design

The Big Reveal!

And now for the glamorous finished kitchen remodel! Voila!

View to the Puget Sound-Award Winning Kitchen Design

View to the Puget Sound

View to the East-Award Winning Kitchen Design

View to the East

View Looking NorthEast-Award Winning Kitchen Design

View Looking NorthEast

View Looking NorthEast-Award Winning Kitchen Design

View Looking NorthEast

Detail of Corner Window Looking NorthEast-Award Winning Kitchen Design

Detail of Corner Window Looking NorthEast

View of Island Looking SouthEast-Award Winning Kitchen Design

View of Island Looking SouthEast

Farmhouse Sink Looking South-Award Winning Kitchen Design

Farmhouse Sink Looking South

As you look toward the “Buffet Wall” you’ll notice how beautiful the LED lights illuminate the serving counter.

Detail of South Wall and Buffet Counter-Award Winning Kitchen Design

Detail of South Wall and Buffet Counter

Water or Wine??-Award Winning Kitchen Design

Water or Wine??

Detail of Faucet-Award Winning Kitchen Design

Detail of Faucet and the homeowner’s GlassyBabies

East Wall with CookTop-Award Winning Kitchen Design

East Wall with CookTop

East Wall with Microwave Drawer-Award Winning Kitchen Design

East Wall with Microwave Drawer

Open Shelving with LED Lighting-Award Winning Kitchen Design

Open Shelving with LED Lighting

Some of the details which were incorporated included a TV in the kitchen, a trash/recycling drawer, and a spice drawer. Also a generous pantry which is not shown is next to the Buffet Wall. I hope you enjoyed the visual tour as much as I enjoyed helping this Award Winning Kitchen Design become the delight that it is!

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