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2023 Award Winners



Kitchen, $75,000 - $125,000


Ada Modern Classic


Ada, Michigan

The transformation from a dated and choppy 1999 home to a fresh, open, modern concept home with a Scandinavian influence is nothing short of amazing. Some original elements were preserved: the windows, living room ceiling rafters, internal transom window, and dining room wainscoting. Everything else is brand new.

Rooms played musical chairs: the sunroom became an open breakfast nook, while the kitchen transformed into a sitting room. Enhancements not in the original floor plan include the addition of a scullery off the kitchen.

By moving the kitchen location, the existing sunroom was able to be opened and converted into a light, bright breakfast nook. The kitchen includes professional-grade appliances with an oversized range nestled under a paneled hood vent with built-in spice nooks. A coffee bar adjacent to the kitchen features a bold splash of color cabinetry with a walnut countertop.

No detail was spared, from dovetail cabinet joinery, custom built drawer organizers, and cabinetry liners this new kitchen has thoughtful functional elements to back up its beauty.

From the Judges
This kitchen underwent quite a transformation. There are plenty of nice details throughout, including the beautiful cabinets, lots of great storage options and the butcher block and backsplash combination. It’s also a very accessible design that lends itself to a variety of uses. 

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