Award Winning Kitchens

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Award Winning Kitchens

Award Winning Services Award winning service is not something that just happens. To ensure that you receive the best possible service Kresge Contracting places a large emphasis on having the best qualified and friendliest staff. That emphasis extends beyond initial qualifications to a continued commitment to expertise and growth through ongoing courses and education. After all, you want to deal with people that are keeping up with all the latest trends in design, cost saving techniques and materials as well as technology – don’t you?
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Award Winning Kitchens

Award winning service is not something that just happens. To ensure that you receive the best possible service Kresge Contracting places a large emphasis on having the best qualified and friendliest staff. That emphasis extends beyond initial qualifications to a continued commitment to expertise and growth through ongoing courses and education. After all, you want to deal with people that are keeping up with all the latest trends in design, cost saving techniques and materials as well as technology – don’t you?
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Award Winning Kitchens

Welcome to Kitchen Encounters At Kitchen Encounters of Annapolis, Maryland, our unique and effective approach to kitchen design has created more than just rooms—it has created a reputation for exquisite design and exceptional service. A family-owned business since 1981, we understand how important the kitchen is in your home. Owner Mark T. White, CKD, CBD, a native of Annapolis, developed the Interactive Design Process to ensure that comfort, beauty and function merge successfully in your remodeling or new construction experience. By using numerous sketches to illustrate design possibilities, our clients are able to identify features that fit their lifestyle. The preferred design elements are then combined into the best plan for the project. Our client-driven design reaches homeowners outside of Maryland as well. We proudly offer our innovative process and award-winning designs to clients nationwide.
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Award Winning Kitchens

nkba.org First Place: Small KitchensThe first-place winner in the Small Kitchens category drew inspiration from a 1948 home’s midcentury modern architecture, which designer Elina Katsioula-Beall of Dewitt Designer Kitchens calls a “slanted post and beam gem.”The kitchen was designed to provide “vintage comfort,” and special attention went to preserving its “tired but rarely found ’40s plywood,” Katsioula-Beall says, found between the post and beam bays and on the walls, dropped ceiling and some of the cabinetry.
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Award Winning Kitchens

While home design trends may come and go, designers and architects know that white kitchens will never be out of style. In a modern home, a cool hue makes a clean statement with lacquered white cabinets and stainless-steel fixtures. For the traditionalist, rustic wood ceiling beams, walnut floors, or copper pots hung from a ceiling rack can warm up alabaster walls. Whatever your preference, these 30 examples from the Architectural Digest archives prove the enduring versatility of the classic color in kitchen design. From a sleek, minimalist space in Madrid to a warm and welcoming room in Martha’s Vineyard, these kitchens are sure to provide plenty of inspiration for your next renovation.
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Award Winning Kitchens

nkba.org Second Place: Small KitchensThis European-inspired kitchen is all about style and function. Designer Mark T. White of Kitchen Encounters won second place in the Small Kitchens category for transforming outdated oak cabinets, tile countertops and plain white appliances into a classy, timeless space.
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Award Winning Kitchens

Second Place: Small KitchensThis European-inspired kitchen is all about style and function. Designer Mark T. White of Kitchen Encounters won second place in the Small Kitchens category for transforming outdated oak cabinets, tile countertops and plain white appliances into a classy, timeless space.
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Award Winning Kitchens

nkba.org Third Place: Medium KitchensAre you down with the funky vibe of this kitchen? Then you’ll agree with the judges who awarded it third place in the Medium Kitchens category. It was designed by Rhonda Knoche of Rhonda Knoche Design in Portland, Oregon, as a special rendition for a client who appreciates “practical, clever solutions mixed with a sense of humor and philosophy,” says Knoche. Generous counter areas avoid bottlenecks and provide expansive prep space, along with two appliance garages. A raised bar with comfortable seating invites everyone to admire the creative surroundings.
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Third Place: Medium KitchensAre you down with the funky vibe of this kitchen? Then you’ll agree with the judges who awarded it third place in the Medium Kitchens category. It was designed by Rhonda Knoche of Rhonda Knoche Design in Portland, Oregon, as a special rendition for a client who appreciates “practical, clever solutions mixed with a sense of humor and philosophy,” says Knoche. Generous counter areas avoid bottlenecks and provide expansive prep space, along with two appliance garages. A raised bar with comfortable seating invites everyone to admire the creative surroundings.
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These beautiful, functional kitchens are all winners of the prestigious Kitchen Design Contest (KDC) – perfect collaborations between clients, designers and craftspeople. And of course, all feature Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, the very best in food preservation and cooking equipment, for decades of superior performance and style.
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Photo: Joshua McHughColorful rattan bistro chairs surround a Parsons-style table in the kitchen of a Manhattan home renovated by Shelton, Mindel & Associates. Above the long, narrow marble island are Holophane light fixtures by Ann-Morris Antiques; the prints above the bookshelves are by Sharon Core. “It’s now an eat-in kitchen,” architect Lee F. Mindel says. “Unlike the old days when kitchens were strictly off-limits, guests feel comfortable wandering in here.” (November 2011)
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Colorful rattan bistro chairs surround a Parsons-style table in the kitchen of a Manhattan home renovated by Shelton, Mindel & Associates. Above the long, narrow marble island are Holophane light fixtures by Ann-Morris Antiques; the prints above the bookshelves are by Sharon Core. “It’s now an eat-in kitchen,” architect Lee F. Mindel says. “Unlike the old days when kitchens were strictly off-limits, guests feel comfortable wandering in here.” (November 2011)

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