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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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“ We have been very happy not only with the workmanship of our project team including attention to detail when a change in plans is advisable, but also with their consideration for our preferences, our requests, and our schedules, in addition to their attention to leaving the work area tidy and as clean as practicable. Of course work on one's house involves disruption, but they have minimized that in all ways possible. ”

D.S., Chevy Chase, MD