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2020 Award Winners



Kitchen, up to $75,000


Sultemeier Homeplace


Fredericksburg, Texas

Architect/Designer | Laughlin Homes & Restoration

Builder | Laughlin Homes & Restoration

Photographer | Wingman Imagery

While remaining true to the existing structure, the team gave new life to the 1905 single-board, frame constructed structure by enlarging the kitchen. The single-framed home needed major reinforcing and reconfiguring. Pressed to meet a tight budget and timeline, the team prioritized salvaging as much material from the home as possible. Original pine wood flooring graces the living room, kitchen, and bedroom. The original beadboard ceilings and shiplap walls were meticulously scraped of multiple layers of varnish that had accumulated over the years, primed and painted to create the desired historic feel evident in the kitchen. A large, walk-in pantry was incorporated into the home with spacious shelving, and the cabinetry in the utility and kitchen also adds abundant storage. The kitchen was designed with the thoughts of family visiting and gathering around the island for meals. Brand new, stainless steel appliances were selected to accent the white cabinetry and hardware. The light hanging above the table was made by one of the owners’ children out of a metal basket the family used in the past for produce.

From the Judges
This remodel made a "drastic difference" in the home.

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