2018 Master Design Awards: Kitchen More Than $150,000
Project name: Hosting Haven Meets Artistic Angles
Project location: Newton, Mass.
Square footage: 620
Project cost: $175,000
A cramped kitchen offered little prep and storage space, but a bathroom and pantry between that area and a cluttered dining room limited opportunities for expansion. Opening up the kitchen and dining room to create a combined space would allow for the gathering and entertaining of family and friends. A reconfiguration also integrated an office area and promotes more natural light.
Relocating the obtrusive half-bath and pantry merged the kitchen and dining room into a modern space for entertaining. A live edge island, made of walnut, provides ample prep area and becomes a topic of conversation during parties. Natural maple cabinets, white Caesarstone counters and a backsplash of matte white tile produces a monochromatic color scheme for contemporary appeal.
Lighting: Hubbardton Forge
Island countertop: Erik O.F. Schultz
Photos: Nat Rea Photography
Designer: Larissa Hicks
Project name: Traditional Coastal Kitchen
Project location: Tampa, Fla.
Square footage before: 450
Square footage after: 510
Project cost: $182,362
The homeowner was unhappy with the layout of the existing kitchen and wanted to find a way to incorporate more appliances, especially individual Sub-Zero columns. During the construction an air-conditioning access room was converted to a walk-in pantry. Using a traditional coastal style, the company designed a large island with bar sink and cabinets with functional inserts, including dividers, pull-outs and a mixer pull-out.
Cabinets: Omega Provinical Door Pearl Finish
Countertop: Calcata Boghini Quartz
Appliances: Sub-Zero; Wolf; Asko; Best
Flooring: Mullican St. Andrews Solid Oak in Dark Chocolate
Lighting: Schobeck Arlinton
Photos: Rickie Agapito
Schachne Architects and Builders
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Project name: Ocean View Kitchen
Project location: Hollywood, Fla.
Square footage before: 205
Square footage after: 340
Project cost: $160,000
A sleek condo overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Hollywood, Florida, was in need of a sleek new kitchen. As with any large, multifamily building, there are inherent limitations to what can be done with interior spaces.
Stan Schachne, AIA, employed an abundance of creativity to remove existing soffits and later hiding electrical and HVAC ducts. Those functions were moved to adjoining areas, while opening up the old kitchen for a new larger one to take its place.
By re-orienting an existing laundry room and closet space, a large “hidden” pantry was created between the refrigerator and freezer doors. In addition, a dramatic LED lighting scheme was designed and added. Owners of similar units visited the finished product and marveled at how much space was gained by moving soffits.
In this case, small but clever efforts to move and re-conceal mechanical chases helped achieve a total transformation of an existing space.
Flooring: 24 x 24 Corsica Cream Classic
Lighting: Juno LED down lights; Nora Lighting LED down lights
Countertop: Think Glass
Exhaust hood: Faber
Washer/dryer: Speed Queen
Home control system: Control 4
Photos: Barry Grossman