NKBA's 2014 Design Competition Winner: Medium Kitchen -Third Place
A traditional kitchen with contemporary flair and whimsical touches is what the client desired. Influenced by an English cottage design, this kitchen emphasizes the quaint and soft details of this style. The steel-blue solid maple cabinets, modern floral pillows decorating the eating area, splashes of strong pink, and the hand painted backsplash tiles lend an artistic quality to this kitchen. The hood mantel center arch is recessed, with an added plate rail displaying the client's antique plate collection. Leaded glass doors on either side of the hood mantel, create depth and add soft light. The cabinetry, designed slightly deeper than the average to mimic traditional furniture, also maximizes upper and lower storage. With the exposed face framing around all drawers and doors, the extra bead detail adds texture and a handcrafted flare. Flaunting excellent craftsmanship and wonderful English cottage detailing, this kitchen ensures a feast for the eyes.