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2020 Award Winners



Kitchen, over $125,000


Elegant & Bright Kitchen Remodel


McLean, Virginia

Architect/Designer | Michael Nash Design Build & Homes

Photographer | Michael Nash Design Build & Homes

The kitchen layout was dysfunctional, and this couple wanted to invest into a brighter, open design. The back breakfast door was replaced with a double wide window, and the kitchen was expanded into the front elevation by way of a curved garden window; the sink and dishwasher were moved under the new window. A 4-foot x 14-foot island with a river bar sink at its end has taken over the center of this beautiful kitchen.

Stealing a few feet from the adjacent laundry room provided space for a dry bar in the breakfast area. A big bearing block-and-brick wall was taken down and a support beam took its place, allowing the whole space to open to the family room. The old fireplace was left in place. Covered with ledger stone, it now takes center stage in this rejuvenated space. Paneling was replaced with drywall and new lighting brightened up the entire kitchen and family room. New wood flooring was installed to match the rest of the house, creating a seamless connection.

From the Judges
This was a big-impact change. The judges praised the fun greenhouse-style windows.

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