2018 Room of the Year: Colorado Custom: Modern Classic

From the Judges | This is a big change that managed to stay within the original footprint of the house. It’s dramatic and very well done, and judges loved the use of contrasting colors with the burnished accents, as well as the use of color to define the different work zones.

Photography by MG Photography

Architect/Designer | KD Project Design LLC and JM Kitchen and Bath
Builder | Malibu Remodeling
Interior Designer and Merchandiser | Possibilities for Design

A custom home built in 1978 in Greenwood, Colorado, this open floor plan was designed in line with homes of that era: expansive living and dining rooms and kitchens that offered plenty of cabinetry, but minimal interactivity. The goal of this remodel was twofold: modernize the overall design and create connectivity to outdoor living.  By reducing the size of the dining room and relocating the laundry room, the kitchen is enlarged to include an oversized island that not only increases work space, but also accommodates seating with the use of breathtaking book-matched Macaubas. Black painted cabinets and brushed gold hardware were used to visually define cooking and serving areas, while glazed grey cabinets and white walls transformed the kitchen into a crisp, bright culinary delight.  

Continuing the classic color combination, an oversized black-framed sliding glass door was added, leading directly to an outdoor living space. All other kitchen trim was painted white to, again, visually direct the eye to the contrasting door and the beautifully landscaped yard bringing the outside in, even when the door is closed. Lighting is showcased as five staggered crystal pendants, combined with an ebony drum shade in the nook, completing the contrast that is the hallmark of this remodel.

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