Honor Roll: Wentworth Wins a NKBA Baltimore/Washington Chapter Kitchen & Bath Design Award
Wentworth, Inc. recently received a 2011 Kitchen & Bath Award from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Baltimore/Washington Chapter. The transformation of a dreary Washington, DC galley kitchen into an airy entertaining space snagged a Best in Class award in the competitive Small Kitchens Category.
When a narrow and dark kitchen impeded the homeowners’ ability to chat with guests during meal prep, Wentworth suggested that a small addition coupled with a smart use of space, would dramatically and aesethically improve their self-described “retirement home.” In order to effectively expand their tiny galley kitchen, the homeowner sacrificed a rear porch. What they lost in outdoor space, they gained in usable kitchen space: a sunny breakfast nook with a view of the garden now sits where the porch used to be. The removal of a wall, as well as clever kitchen design features – roll-out shelving and a mix of glass and solid cabinet doors – expand space and create a cohesive sense of light in what the homeowners once described as a “gloomy galley kitchen.”
You can read more about this Washington, DC area kitchen remodel project in the Late Spring 2011 issue of HOME & DESIGN Magazine.