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Small Galley Kitchen

Small galley kitchen with truffle brown cabinets, white marble counters
Photo By: Marc Fowler, Metropolis Studio

Design First Kitchen Interiors
Ottawa, ON
Designer: Friedemann Weinhardt

2009 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens - Honorable Mention

Design Notes: Integrated appliances and open sightlines make this galley kitchen's design a success. Placing tall elements near the existing pantry and using an on-wall storage system rather than shelving kept the counters and walls near the window open and left space to display photography.
Products and Materials: SieMatic onWall storage system and cabinetry in truffle brown pine, white Carrara marble countertops and backsplash, Blanco BlancoPrecision sink and Ziros faucet.

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A Petite Kitchen

A small kitchen with white oak cabinets, integrated appliances and a green tile backsplash
Photo By: Neil Kelly

Neil Kelly Design, Build & Remodeling
Lake Oswego, OR
Designer: Robin Fisher, CMKBD, CAPS
Co-Designer: Jamie Rupprecht, AKBD

2010 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens - Honorable Mention

Design Notes: Two doorways and just 90 square feet of space made this kitchen a design challenge. A jade-colored glass tile backsplash with a horizontal pattern helps to visually broaden the room, while integrated appliances contribute to the open feeling.
Products and Materials: Rift white oak cabinetry, glass tile backsplash.

Introduction

This farmhouse kitchens features wood cabinets, copper lights and a copper range hood, and a tin ceiling
Photo By: Alise O'Brien Photography

• Small Kitchens: The top four kitchen designs with less than 35 square feet of countertops.
• Medium Kitchens: The top four kitchen designs with 35-50 square feet of countertops.
• Large Kitchens: The top four kitchen designs with more than 50 square feet of countertops.
• Open Plan Kitchens: The top four kitchen designs that include great rooms, breakfast nooks or dining rooms.
• Best Before & After: The remodel with the most dramatic transformation.
• Best Sustainable Kitchen: The best use of green practices in a kitchen design.

 

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Introduction

2009 NKBA Award Winners Opening
Photo By: Bob Narod Photography, LLC

• Small Kitchens: Less than 35 square feet of countertops.
• Medium Kitchens: 35-50 square feet of countertops.
• Large Kitchens: More than 50 square feet of countertops.
• Open Plan Kitchens: Includes great rooms, breakfast nooks and dining rooms.

 

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Small City Kitchen

Contemporary kitchen with red quartz countertops
Photo By: Gilberson Photography

Partners 4 Design
Minneapolis, MN
Designer: Roger W. Zierman

2009 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens - Third Place

Design Notes: This city condo served as a retired couple's second home. To make the kitchen match their contemporary artistic style, they began with a daring red quartz countertop. A combination of metallic, matte and glossy finishes in neutral shades for the walls, cabinetry, appliances and flooring complete this sophisticated kitchen, designed for entertaining.

Products and Materials: Silestone Red Eros quartz countertop, Poggenpohl acrylic cabinets with Cubanit high-gloss finish; Calcutta Gold marble floor, horizontal glass tile backsplash in Encore Beige from Artistic Tile's Opera Glass collection; Gaggenau appliances.

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New England Kitchen

A New England kitchen with white cabinets and wood flooring
Photo By: Judson Abts Photography

Kitchen Views Custom
Newton, MA
Designer: Jessica Williamson, AKBD

2010 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens - Second Place

Design Notes: Set in a Cape Cod vacation home with a view of the Atlantic Ocean, this kitchen features white painted cabinets and bead board, green glass knobs and pulls, and a white porcelain farm sink. Reclaimed wide-plank pine flooring and the reclaimed beech wood used for the island countertop add warmth and vintage appeal.
Products and Materials: Craft-Art reclaimed beech island countertop, slate perimeter countertop, Crystal Cabinets Green-Core cabinetry, Sietto cabinet hardware, Shaw's Original farm sink, Elkay prep sink, KitchenAid refrigerator, Electrolux range, Best by Broan ventilation hood.

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A Japanese-Inspired Kitchen

NKBA award winning Japanese inspired small kitchen design
Photo by Armen Asadorian Photography
2011 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens - Third Place The Kitchen ConsultantLong Beach, CADesigner: Dana Jones, CKD

Design Notes: Once a dim and cramped galley kitchen, this remodeled space takes cues from Japanese design in its achievement of horizontal flow, airy feel and improved use of space. Bamboo cabinetry with a horizontal grain complements the horizontal glass tile backsplash. High windows and a light, neutral color scheme offer a fresh look.


Products and Materials: Wright custom cabinetry made from Plyboo edge grain and natural, stained alder; DCS cooktop and oven, Cambrian Black granite countertop with leather finish, Blanco sink and faucet, Oak flooring, Kozo Lighting oil-rubbed bronze pendant, glass mosaic backsplash tile by Imperial Tile & Stone in non-iridescent Lime-olicious Gigis Groovy Stiix, Zephyr ventilation hood

 

Contemporary Small Kitchen

Kitchen with dark wood cabinets, light granite counters and a frosted glass tile backsplash
Photo By: Bob Narod Photography, LLC

Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd.
Chevy Chase, MD
Designer: Jennifer L. Gilmer, CKD

2009 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens - First Place

Design Notes: A world traveler and collector of objets d'art, the client sought a sleek kitchen design that incorporated her collection. Broad shelves over two side-by-side single wall ovens provide a showcase for favorite pieces. Light granite counters and a frosted glass tile backsplash balance the dark wood cabinets.
Products and Materials: Bosch wall ovens, cooktop and ventilation; mother-of-pearl granite countertops; Corsi Symphony Euro cabinets made from composite rift-cut white oak.

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Eco-Friendly Kitchen

An eco-friendly kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a butcher block countertop
Photo By: © Jim Tetro

Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd.
Chevy Chase, MD
Designer: Jennifer L. Gilmer, CKD
Co-Designer: Amy Gardner, LEED

2010 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens - Honorable Mention

Design Notes: Remodeled along with the rest of the 1950s split-level home, this kitchen received a contemporary green makeover. A peninsula and an island topped with black granite and crosscut bamboo butcher-block counters separate the kitchen from the living and dining rooms. Energy Star appliances and dark-stained cabinets made from PureBond plywood contribute to the sustainable sensibility.
Products and Materials: BlueStar range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Premier Custom-Built cabinetry, engineered rubber flooring.

Period Piece Kitchen

Pennsylvania Old World Kitchen by Kevin Ritter
Photo By: Kevin Ritter

Timeless Kitchen DesignMalvern, PA
Kitchen by Kevin Ritter

Design Notes: Subtract the modern appliances from this Pennsylvania kitchen and it would look like it belongs in the early 1900s. Of course, the family of four that lives here were not about to sacrifice modern amenities, but they still wanted a space with vintage style to match their early 20th century home. Designer Kevin Ritter and his father Bryce constructed the cabinetry using reclaimed lumber, antique glass and hand-wrought hardware. The island countertop is made from the floor of an old Pennsylvania barn, and the rest of the kitchen's countertops are made from concrete. And while the range is modern, the homeowners chose it from Aga's Legacy Series, which is designed to look like vintage stoves.