Category 4 Gold Winner: Gegg Design & Cabinetry

Why the judges love it: This is definitely a cook’s kitchen with lots of surface work area. The smart hood design softens the space. We can tell every element was selected with thought.

Photography by Keith and Judie Gegg.


Prior remodels to this 1892 home were reflective of their time but had no regard for the historic architecture of the home. Gegg Design & Cabinetry worked with the homeowners, especially Alexis Mead who acted as interior designer, to redesign the kitchen honoring their vision for a simplistic design with warm colors that would also be functional for the serious cook. The homeowner shared several British-inspired kitchens as a guide for the designer to work from. The space was taken down to the studs. Replacing a structural header that separated the kitchen and breakfast room combined the spaces into one large room, which allowed for a longer island and more functional kitchen. The floors were brought back to what would have been original floors matching the others throughout the home. The designer chose classic flush inset cabinetry for the high-impact, visually significant areas. Glass-front cabinets with contrasting interiors are the only wall cabinets in the room. The wall cabinets are set atop the base cabinet area that features a bar sink, water dispenser, ice machine and wine cooler. Tall inset cabinets serve as the pantry with one door being faux to hide a necessary structural element that could not be relocated. The range was ordered in a custom color, urban bronze, to complement the color selections. The hood design is simple and finished in the wall color. A brass pan rail holds the high-use cooking items and is set in a niche highlighted by the original window. Faucets and hardware were aged brass as a nod to the home’s age. This kitchen blends with the home’s past while including modern features for today’s lifestyle.   



Interior Designer: Alexis Mead 

Granite: E&B Granite 

Appliances: AUTCOhome 

Lighting: RH, Olde Brick Lighting 

Cabinetry: Gegg Design & Cabinetry