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2020 Award Winners



Kitchen, $75,000 - $125,000


Luxe Modern in the Burbs


Naperville, Illinois

Architect/Designer | Meyer Design

Builder | SG Home Builders

Interior Designer | LC Interiors

Photographer | Picture Perfect House

This project was designed for a couple with teenagers. The original layout wasn’t bad, but it didn’t work well for the clients, who love cooking and hosting, and found themselves with an unused dining room. The design team replaced the dining room with a larger kitchen area and pantry to accommodate the client’s current needs.

The inspiration was the client’s love of modern design, entertaining, and technology. The island has a bar-height seating area, attached dining banquette, and a sink with inserts for food prep and serving. Modern walnut and black stained slab cabinets add warmth, depth, and sophistication. Appliances, including an induction cooktop, glass-front refrigerators, and a steam oven, bring this kitchen into 2020 with a high level of technology. The all-black pantry and dry bar extend the kitchen and entertaining zones.

From the Judges
The judges praised the lush material choices. Pairing black with wood is a very strong combo. The back pantry/prep kitchen is very well executed.

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