Category 2: Medium Kitchens

• This white kitchen, designed by Karen Swanson of New England Design Works, in Manchester, MA, is anything but bland, with its contrasts and pops of color providing plenty of visual interest. The room features cabinets from Pennville Custom Cabinetry with Hafele undercabinet LED lighting, topped with honed marble countertops. The peninsula features highly styled legs and bold-colored seating, and houses a Rubinet faucet with Dawn sink. A sleek hood includes ventilation from Best, above a Wolf 48" dual-fuel range. Other appliances include an Asko dishwasher, Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator and 700 Series combo drawers, and Wolf microwave drawer. A dramatic red butler’s pantry provides a stark contrast to the room.

• This open-plan kitchen designed by Cheryl Kees Clendenon of In Detail Interiors in Pensacola, FL and co-designed by Stacy Snowden showcases contemporary style. Neutral shades pair with Gulf Coast colors that reflect the unobstructed water views of the adjoining space. White glass-front cabinets from In Detail sport turquoise backs that blend with the backsplash by Hirsch Glass. A large island features Hanstone Specchio White quartz countertops from Hanwha, and an adjacent custom black walnut counter includes a prep sink and faucet that match the main Blanco Silgranit sink and Hansgrohe Talis S faucet. Stainless steel appliances include a dishwasher, undercounter ice maker and two bottom-mount refrigerators from KitchenAid and Jenn-Air 30" Downdraft Slide-In Range.

• Designed by Rhonda Knoche, CMKBD, CAPS of Rhonda Knoche Design in Portland, OR, this kitchen meets both the practical and whimsical sides of the client, who is half artist, half engineer. Swirling copper pulls designed by Knoche complement the copper backsplash and provide drama for the neutral, flat-panel cabinets by Hayes Cabinets. Stainless steel appliances include an Electrolux induction range, Thermador integral front refrigerator/freezer and wine cooler, Asko dishwasher, GE Monogram range hood and Sharp microwave drawer. Two custom copper sinks designed and made by the client play against the Venetian Bronze finishes on the faucets from Delta Faucet and Basalt Texture engineered stone countertops from Caesarstone.