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KITCHEN OF
THE YEAR

FACING PAGE Open shelving

brightens up the wall cabinets
and provides storage for the
homeowners' displays items.
Dillon chose shiplap for two of
the walls as a nod to the port
city in which the clients live.
ABOVE The hood is hidden

inside a wall cabinet, and
a steam oven replaced the
microwave, which is now concealed in a vertical cabinet.
The team designed a
6-in.-deep shelf that spans
the width of the terracotta
backsplash for convenience to
often-used items.

"Removing bulkheads allowed us to increase
the cabinet height to the ceiling, elongating and
emphasizing the vertical line, which helped the
proportions of the space feel more comfortable
and impressive," said Dillon.
Originally, she and her team thought the bulkheads were only concealing the ductwork for the
hood, but they also found plumbing lines for the
air conditioner and sprinkler system.
"Unfortunately, there was a very large plumbing stack that we couldn't relocate directly above
where the refrigerator was planned to go, so the
cabinet above the refrigerator was cut around part
of the bulkhead there," explained Dillon. "Once
we re-directed the venting for the hood, we were
able to remove any remaining bulkhead from the
refrigerator to the ovens."
The final challenge the design team overcame
was improving the function of a space without
altering or enlarging the footprint, which Dillon
says can be a hard concept for a client to grasp.
"After the dust settled, the kitchen was still going to be two walls and an island; we could not
include an addition, and it didn't make sense to
move the kitchen to the front of the house," she
added. "The challenge was coming up with a
more thoughtful layout, tailoring appliances to the
homeowners'specific needs and relocating them to
promote better flow, upgrading how the cabinets
function and designing every detail of the space
for the unique way their family uses the kitchen."
The judges chose this project as Kitchen of the
Year because of its great punch in a small space and
the gorgeous combination of materials.

SOURCES
DESIGNER: Shawna Dillon,

Snaidero DC Metro;

PHOTOGRAPHER: Jennifer

Hughes, Photographer
LLC
BACKSPLASH: Tabarka

Studio; CABINETRY:
Snaidero DC Metro;

COFFEE SYSTEM,
COOKTOP, DISHWASHER,
OVEN & STEAM OVEN:

Miele; COUNTERTOPS:
Caesarstone, fabricated
and installed by R. Bratti;

FREEZER, REFRIGERATOR &
WINE STORAGE: Sub-Zero;

HOOD: BEST; LIGHTING:
Circa Lighting, Häfele &
Niche Modern; PLUMBING:
Waterstone; SINK: Julien;
STOOLS: Knoll; WALL PAINT:
Benjamin Moore

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Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Trends Perfect surfaces: walls, floors & countertops
NKBA Insiders Sharing today’s
Better Business The benefits of professional creds
Hot Topic Wellness: the new buzzword
Research Roundup A market report on outdoor kitchens
Stories from the Field Solutions to common project challenges
KBIS 2020 A guide to what to see and do at the show
Small Spaces Tight guest bath goes glam retreat
Balanced Budget Builder basic to farmhouse inspired
Before & After Dark & dated to big & bright
What’s Hot Showers & dishwashers
Last Word Designer takes chances
Check out the winners of the 2019 Designs of the Year competition!
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Better Business The benefits of professional creds
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Hot Topic Wellness: the new buzzword
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Research Roundup A market report on outdoor kitchens
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Stories from the Field Solutions to common project challenges
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - KBIS 2020 A guide to what to see and do at the show
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Balanced Budget Builder basic to farmhouse inspired
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - What’s Hot Showers & dishwashers
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