GOLD 300-390 square feet: Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath

Why the judges love it: The quartzite the designer chose is very usable for the homeowner’s interests. The diagonal coffered ceiling adds an extra layer of detail to the space.

Photography by Photographie by Li


With a wine fridge, built-in coffee maker and stunning views of the backyard pool, this kitchen is every entertainer’s dream. Designed by Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath, the space includes a large island splashed in natural light that is the ideal spot for cooking and entertaining. Topped with a suede quartzite countertop with a 3-inch mitered edge, the material choice is ideal for the couple who enjoy cooking. Lightly stained alder wood cabinets give a warmth to the kitchen and set the tone for the entire design. While the off-white wall cabinets and stainless steel Wolf Sub-Zero appliances add interest. Matte black hardware, faucets, lighting and windows add oomph to the natural finishes. The intricate coffered ceiling design ties the kitchen to the adjacent family room, unifying the two spaces for hosting family and friends. A 150-year-old door separating the kitchen from the pantry brings character and depth.



Contractor: Apex Construction 

Interior Designer: Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath 

Tile: Virginia Tile 

Granite: SFI 

Decorative Fixtures: Top Knobs 

Lighting: Restoration Hardware, Shades of Light 

Woodworking/Cabinetry: Mouser Cabinetry