2018 Master Design Awards: Kitchen $75,000-$150,000

by Kyle Clapham
2018 master design awards kitchen


Adams + Beasley Associates
Carlisle, Mass.

Project name:
Clean Curves
Project location: Boston
Square footage: 1,033


The client, a home chef, desired a full kitchen where she could cook and store collections from her travels. She also wanted visual and physical access to her formal gardens outdoors. The age and condition of the 1820s farmhouse presented a tough challenge, but removing a structurally compromised chimney and reframing the ceiling became assets by the conclusion of the project.

Restructuring and raising the ceiling produced a comfortable space in the kitchen, along with the replacement of a dropped ceiling in the dining area. Wide-plank hickory flooring responds to the shiplap hexagonal ceiling to make the most of its unique shape, and adding a new mudroom space creates an airy feel with lift-and-slide windows that open to the terraced farm vista below.


Appliances: Thermador
Faucet: Rohl
Sink: Yale Custom
Countertop: Dorado Soapstone
Backsplash: Dorado Soapstone

Photos: Nat Rea Photography


S&W Kitchens
Longwood, Fla.

Mary Burkhammer
Project name:
Contemporary Clean Kitchen
Project location: Windermere, Fla.
Square footage: 390
Project cost: $131,866


The homeowner wanted a contemporary update for her cluttered kitchen, which would need wall removal and support as well as plumbing and electrical changes to accommodate the new design. To create a contemporary style, the company removed all the angled corners and put everything on a straight grid. Using modern Poggenpohl cabinets in glossy white helps to lighten the space.

A cantilevered design and white-washed wood on the island prevent everything from being too flat. The matching appliance cabinet panels establish a continuous color scheme, and the handle-less cabinets further adds to the clean lines. Pull-out pantries and interior accessories ensure the space remains organized.


Cabinetry: Poggenpohl Pebble Gray lacquer (perimeter), textured melamine in Teak Quartz (island)
Countertop: Casaerstone Ocean Form (perimeter), Sea Pearl waterfall top (island)
Appliances: Gaggenau
Flooring: Brazilian Cherry

Photos: Rickie Agapito


Home Perfection Contracting LLC
Falls Church, Va.

Project name:
20th Street Kitchen
Project location: Arlington, Va.
Square footage: 644
Project cost: $141,000


A goal of this kitchen remodel completed by Home Perfection Contracting was to maintain the outside character of an old home while creating an open layout. But first the floor needed to be level throughout; this affected the main door level, step heights for the stairs going up and the step heights for stairs to the basement.

All of the walls being removed to create the open layout were load-bearing—including one being of a brick/block construction—so temporary supports were installed to enable their removal. The main door was relocated to another wall and both side of the stairs were opened to allow daylight between rooms. A peninsula creates space for cabinets and storage, plus a custom-made storage space for spices is in the stair wall. The kitchen’s electrical was updated, and the radiators were covered to blend in with the space’s new contemporary look.


Cooktop: GE
Range hood: GE
Double oven: Whirlpool
Dishwasher: Bosch
Drawer microwave: Sharp
Garbage disposal: InSinkErator
Farm sink: Latoscana by Paini
Trough sink: Kohler
Pot filler faucet: Aquafaucet
Under-cabinet light: WAC Lighting
LED recessed lights: Lithonia Lighting
Main door: Jeld-Wen
Interior door: Reeb
Cabinets: Merillat Masterpiece
Paint: Sherwin-Williams

Photos: Eddie Avenue Photography

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