Hello Kitchen Design Concepts family! It has been a while since we have shared anything with you all as COVID-19 has surprisingly kept us very busy. People who previously remodeled a space are glad they did before the Shelter-In-Place orders took effect. Others have seen the need for an update after working from home over the last 6 months. That being said, we are really excited to share some very exciting news with you! Our local National Kitchen and Bath Association Chapter (NKBA Texas North Plains) held their FIRST annual Kitchen + Bath Awards and our designers came out with not just one award-winning kitchen, but three! We are so very proud and just want to spend a moment sharing these gorgeous spaces with you.
Traditional Kitchen – Large
This 1920’s Tudor Home in a Conservation District had not been remodeled in quite some time. Not only did it need to be reconfigured for its new homeowners, but it needed to be brought unto the 21st century. We needed to keep to the traditional style of the home, so we chose materials appropriate with that look. A complete transformation and reconfiguration used up the original kitchen, small pantry, and large unusable desk area. Now there is space for two chefs, ample customized storage space, and room for 4-6 seats at the island. We’re ready to cook in this award-winning kitchen today!
More about this space:
This kitchen is connected to the living space to create a more open concept than before but also has a gorgeous view outside. On the far exterior wall, you see an auxiliary space with an ice maker, microwave and warming drawer, second sink, additional dishwasher drawer, and a mixer lift. Want to know about all of the fun materials we put in the space? Check out our featured post on this stunning space for all the details. And fun fact: it was also a part of our NARI CoTY Award Entire House $750,001-$1,000,000 winning project.
Contemporary Kitchen – Small
High-rise condos in Dallas don’t tend to give you a lot of space. Like any major city, the units typically cost more and give you the minimum amount of square footage to live in. But, small spaces can still be stunning! And when you love to cook, maximizing the storage space in (and aesthetic look of) your kitchen is important. That’s what we did in this award-winning kitchen. A masculine tuxedo look fits perfectly with this homeowner’s taste while still making the room feel larger than it is. It was also opened up as much as possible to the rest of the unit to maximize the views out of the windows, which are stunning!
More about this space:
There was a fun feature in this kitchen – a small yet purposeful floating countertop spanning the kitchen windows and support column. Since we couldn’t move either of those two things but wanted to maximize counter space, a short span of the counter in front of these worked perfectly! Tuck two stools under there to enjoy the gorgeous outdoor views from inside. Need to see more? Read the entire feature article on this small but impactful kitchen.
Contemporary Kitchen – Large
Always a favorite, this award-winning kitchen is a contemporary take on mid-century modern style and it is just fabulous! So much work was done here from a construction standpoint. Two large beams were specified and installed in order to open up the dark and dingy kitchen to the living room, and the pantry and closet spaces were reconfigured to maximize floor space. Contrasting walnut and white materials with neutral grays throughout make this just a fun room to look at, but it’s also highly functional! Updated appliances and super customized cabinetry allow for these young parents to utilize this kitchen to its full potential.
More about this space:
The dual islands are really a focal point from a design standpoint in this space. Cooking happens on the island closest to the sink with a flush installed induction cooktop creating a seamless counter. Entertaining is the main focus of island number two. With three layers of counter materials woven and installed together perfectly, it’s truly the pièce de résistance to this entire space. You can read about all the tiny details on our Friday Feature about this stunning design.
NKBA Kitchen and Bath Month
Want to learn even more about the kitchen and bath industry? Check out our lead designer, Rebecca Sutton, AKBD as she helped host the NKBA’s local Kitchen and Bath Month this year on Facebook. This was the first year they had to host the event virtually (typically a 250+ person event) and it’s truly MORE than an awards show. Sure, you get to see award-winning kitchen and bath designs, but also learn some fun things about the NKBA world. Check out:
- some holiday-inspired table setting displays created by local Dallas designer (aka. Tablescapes)
- see some of the most asked kitchen and bath questions answered by NKBA board members
- learn about two amazing cooktops, and two fabulous tubs from industry experts
- cook a full meal (and have a drink!) with Executive Chef Donald Chalko (we KNOW it’s delicious!)
So, thanks again to all of you who have supported us and allowed us to help create perfect spaces for you and your families. Keeping our fingers crossed for the next awards event: NARI North Texas CoTY 2021 coming out later this month. Everyone stay fabulous!