2017 Region 3 North Central CotY Award Winner, Residential Kitchen Under $30,000
The original 1950s kitchen functioned poorly, included a wall oven next to the sink and a two-burner cooktop under the window. The new young owners needed countertop space, storage and a functional layout before they could move into their new home. Moving the large appliances and consolidating the range with a microwave/vent visually opened up the kitchen space and created functional countertop space. The sink remained in the peninsula to maintain access to pipes in the basement. Budget friendly "stock" cabinets, laminate countertops, the existing soffit and original kitchen parts were recycled to create shelves and a door behind the sink in the final design.