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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.

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Washington, DC Award-Winning Kitchen Remodel Details

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 aesthetically improve their self-described “retirement home.” To effectively expand their galley kitchen, the homeowners sacrificed a rear porch that was infrequently used. 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 several new 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.” aesthetically

You can read more about this Washington, DC kitchen remodel project in the Late Spring 2011 issue of HOME & DESIGN Magazine.

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“ What appealed to the buyers…was the balance between the old and the new, the preservation of the original features of the house, set off by the new open and lighter look. A friend who showed the house to her cousin, an architect, told me that he liked the kitchen enormously and has used it to inspire his own designs. Highest form of flattery. ”

Susan, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC