Designed by Gladys Schanstra. Award: NKBA Design Competition, 3rd Place, Small Kitchen.
Cut-outs on either side of this kitchen's stainless steel range hood provide views and a pass-through to the adjacent dining room, while keeping the spaces distinct. A U-shaped design separates the room's main work area from foot traffic passing through. Rich, chocolate-colored backsplash tiles are a foil to crisp, white cabinetry, while staggered pendant lights and walnut bead board accents provide pizzazz. Open shelves store a cookbook collection and recipe boxes.