Crystal Cabinets Awards
To optimize the waterfront views, winner Wendy Manley of Tequesta, Fla.-based Waterview Kitchens implemented an open plan accented by walnut inset cabinetry.
The design of this L-shaped room, with the center square sink-island and large 20-ft. seating island, allows for several optimal work stations and work triangles.
The integrated refrigerator drawers in the island, steam, microwave and warming drawer ovens complement the 48-in. glass refrigerator and 60-in. gas range.
The walnut detailing, accented by a marble full-height backsplash, is repeated inside the undercounter bookcases on each island.
Winner Mary Adams of Portland, Maine-based Kitchen Cove Cabinetry and Design designed this kitchen to take full advantage of its view of the local bay.
The large island, a challenge for the design team because of its scale, is now a focal point from the living and dining area of the home.
Another hickory furniture piece with a prep sink is just slightly higher than the main island and pulls in the walnut interior on top of the hutch piece.
For a dream home on Bailey Island off of Maine, winner Tina Rodda of Portland, Maine-based Kitchen Cove Cabinetry & Design worked to balance the grand fireplace and the ocean views.