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Clean and Open Kitchen

NKBA award winning minimal contemporary open plan kitchen design
Photo by Ron Ruscio Photography
2011 NKBA Design Award: Open Plan Kitchens - Third Placebulthaup by Kitchen Distributors, Inc.Denver, CODesigner: William Landeros, CKDCo-Designer: Jed MacKenzie, CKD

Design Notes: Clean, horizontal lines and a neutral palette give this kitchen a minimal, sleek look. A mix of materials-from stainless steel appliances to anodized aluminum cabinets, black oak flooring to a warm alder countertop bar-creates variation in neutral color schemes and texture. The horizontal theme echoes across the room from wide horizontal cabinet pulls to the cabinetry's horizontal veneer. A 9-centimeter thick alder countertop offers a casual dining space while accenting the horizontal design.

Products and Materials: bulthaup cabinets in grey anodized aluminum with an alder veneer, Gaggenau cooktop and oven, Sharp microwave, Sub-Zero refrigerator, bulthaup ventilation, natural quartzite countertops, Dornbracht faucet, wenge flooring in ebony, Franke sink