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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