2022 Design Award season has kicked off with the NKBA MN awards gala and the Crystal Cabinet Works Awards. We are thrilled to have been awarded five honors and to share the winners with you.
Crystal Cabinets Choice Award
Our cabinet manufacturer, Crystal Cabinet Works, chose this kitchen as one of their “Choice Award” winners for 2022.
The goal in the design of this Kitchen was to incorporate inset cabinetry with a decorative hood that made a statement. One of the challenges of the space was that we had to eliminate a walk-in pantry to have enough wall space for the large sloping hood design that the homeowner wanted. With its two-tone color combination of walnut and white painted wood, batten strips and defining moulding details, this hood is the focal point of the room. We incorporated the walnut wood into the design of the island as well.
NKBA 2022 1st Place Winner, Large Bath
We turned this 1980’s Master Bathroom into an elegant and luxurious retreat for the homeowners. Marble tile in various size and organic shapes are used throughout the bathroom to add interest to the large space. Beautiful plumbing fixtures, including a free-standing tub made of volcanic limestone and in-floor heat brought the level of luxury up to a whole new level.
NKBA 2022 2nd Place, Other Rooms
With a major remodel happening in the Kitchen, it was time to address the outdated Family Room bookcases. The previous cabinetry had been designed to house a larger analog TV and were not symmetrically balanced on each side of the fireplace.
By reconfiguring the bookcase layout on the right side of the fireplace, the Family Room now has symmetry and balance to the room. The new walnut bookcases flanking the fireplace match the cabinetry in the adjacent Kitchen, which pulls these two spaces together and creates one cohesive space.
NKBA 2022 2nd Place, Medium Bath
These homeowners were looking to update and open up their 1990’s bathroom. They have a clean and modern style with a layer of collected antiques.
The large tub deck was removed and replaced with a free standing tub, allowing more room for a corner bench at one end and a short ledge to house tub controls. The challenge for storage in this room was met by the drawers of the vanity and the wall cabinet on top.
White Cambria counter tops with Crystal Cabinet’s Danbury door style in cherry wood, stained in a dark rich finish, looks dramatic and modern against the whites and grays that fill the room. Large porcelain panels were used for the shower walls. The softness of the porcelain, tile finishes, tub, and soothing wall color combined with the rich boldness of the cherry wood creates a uniquely sophisticated space.
NKBA 2022 2nd Place, Small Kitchen
This builder-grade kitchen concept was dated and closed off from the rest of the home. This family loves to cook and entertain, and wanted an open kitchen with a lot of countertop space, smart storage, seating for at least eight people and a space that matched their fun, artistic personalities.
To achieve these goals, we took down the wall between the kitchen and unused dining room, making room for banquet seating for 8+. A large 10-1/2-foot island houses a wine fridge, trash pull out, large drawers, microwave and roll out shelves. A floating shelf in an accent wood complements their new stained table and luxury vinyl flooring. Crystal Current cabinetry in Simply White and Nautical Blue adds a fun pop of color and are topped with Cambria Portrush quartz countertops featuring coordinating blue veining.
This kitchen is bold in all the right ways and perfect for this young, modern family.