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2019 Award Winners



Kitchen Remodel, Over $100,000


Mid-Century Kitchen Remodel

Best in Region—Midwest

East Grand Rapids, Mich.

Architect/Designer | TruKitchens

Builder | J. Peterson Homes

Interior Designer | Fairly Modern Studio

Photographer | Ashley Avila Photography

Boasting true mid-century modern architecture, this 1967 home was purchased by a well-traveled family that loves globally inspired style and clean lines. Their goal was to keep the feel of the home but add an international flair not commonly seen in Michigan.

The main living space was generous but needed to be opened so that the kitchen was not hidden behind a wall in the dining area. The wall was removed and skylights were added to complement the existing windows above the cabinetry. Frameless, flat-panel cabinets in a white matte finish were installed around the perimeter to further the airy feel of the space.

The walnut kitchen island, coffee bar cabinets, and floating shelves added a natural element in keeping with iconic mid-century modern style. The full slab backsplash, waterfall island countertop, and paneled refrigerator contributed to the clean lines of the large space

From the Judges
This is the definition of well-articulated mid-century modern design. The team created beautiful relationships in the space, especially between the kitchen and bar. What an amazing upgrade!

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