GOLD Less than 240 square feet: TIE Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath

Why the judges love it: This classic kitchen will stand the test of time. We love the detailing at then end of the island and the soothing use of wood with the gray tone.

Photography by Photographie by Li


New homeowners wanted to make the kitchen their own by adding modern details while respecting the character of the house. Designer Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath was challenged with creating a seamless conversation between the natural surroundings of the home nestled in the woods with the homeowners contemporary taste. Cooking and entertaining were central to the family, so large, exposed top-of-the-line appliances drove many of the design choices. The range was relocated from the island to the wall and made a focal point with a custom hood The refrigerator/freezer was also moved to replace a decorative hutch that wasted vital working space. A built-in coffee maker and wine unit amp up the entertainment factor. The homeowners wanted a gray kitchen and chose a cherry wood and stained the cabinet gray, which highlights the interesting graining and fits with the woodsy location. To accent the gray stain, the island is finished in a Carbon stain on walnut. For a contemporary detail, the waterfall ends on the island are exposed flush at the top of the countertops. Textural sueded quartzite in a matte finish reflects the woodsy nature but has a modern edge. Open shelving and modern gray light fixtures round out the contemporary details.



Contractor: Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath 

Granite: SFI, Global Granite

Plumbing Fixtures: Kohler

Decorative Fixtures: Top Knobs 

Lighting: Younghouse Love