2022 Master Design Awards: Kitchen Less Than $75,000 — GOLD

by Kyle Clapham

Distinctive Design Studio

Sheboygan Falls, Wis. | distinctivedesignstudio.com

Architect: Jason Ahrens | Interior designer: Angie Boettner
Location: Elkhart Lake, Wis. | Square footage: 240 | Project cost: $50,000

The objective was to build out a kitchen in a space that was meant to be a garage in order to take the space from a “white box” garage to full custom home. With it being a small space, the firm needed to incorporate ample storage along with an element of style and refinement. The rest of the residence has a rustic industrial feel, so that needed to translate into the new kitchen as well.

Addressing the limited space, the company made sure to use vertical storage and multi-purpose zoning to deliver all the client wishes. A large island provides prep, cleaning, storage and dining functionality. Adding cabinets that reach to the ceiling helps take advantage of the vertical space, and custom, climate-controlled wine storage was built into the stairs within feet from the kitchen.


Sherwin-Williams wall paint
Mannington wood floor
Daltile porcelain tile
Glen-Gery thin brick
Top Knobs pulls and knobs
Kohler sink
InSinkerator garbage disposal
Kohler faucet

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