2019 Excellence in Kitchen Design Winner: Old World Charm
Janice Page and Rebecca Dillman of PKsurroundings in Exeter
The owners wished to give their kitchen “Old World charm,” which was achieved by using rich materials. Four custom finishes were created for the cabinetry, including a rustic cherry with a warm mushroom stain, quarter-sawn oak with a deep walnut stain, and a light gray paint on the wall cabinetry. The antique chestnut island countertop and an assortment of bronze hardware pieces complete the look.
The highlight of this kitchen is the custom smoothie station that includes Sub-Zero drawers for produce as well as a sink, blender and lots of storage behind pocket doors.
Judges said: The innovative and sensitive placement of cabinet elements evoke furniture with a careful balance of multiple materials and finishes/colors as well as wonderful hardware details. Numerous hidden elements also offer a clean look. Overall, this kitchen successfully expresses Old World charm.