2011 Remodeling Excellence Award

Open Kitchen Design Wins NARI Award

The homeowners went with a traditional style, and selected colors that lightened up the space as a whole to complement the natural light coming in.  “The homeowners were very interested in making the most of the entire space,” says Gary, “And we did so in creative ways throughout – even the pilasters on either side of the stove are pull out spice racks.”  A custom built hood incorporating decorative corbels and a simple ceramic subway tile with brown glazed tile accents created an appealing focal point for the kitchen.


As a finishing touch, the homeowners wanted a floor that was out of the ordinary and chose a beautifully rich looking, wide plank Brazilian Cherry that added a unique element to the traditional space.

In the end, the open kitchen design completely transformed the entire space in a truly flattering way, a design that is an increasingly popular trend in the Chicagoland area. It earned a First Place 2011 Remodeling Excellence Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Greater Chicagoland.

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