Award-winning Kitchen Remodel
Distinctive wins a Chrysalis Award for a stunning kitchen remodel on Lake Davidson in Mooresville, NC. The Chrysalis Awards program recognizes the nation’s best work in sixteen general categories of residential and commercial remodeling. The Chrysalis Awards are open to professional remodelers and design professional in the United States.
Distinctive is one of 70 remodeling companies from across the United States named a winner at the 2014 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The entries were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure. “This was the first year they have entered the awards, and to take home top honors on the first attempt is impressive,” says Ken Kanline, Director of the Awards.
“It takes a specialized team of designers and builders to bring a kitchen like this to life.”
The homeowner is an avid cook and often entertains for family and friends. But her old kitchen was cramped and didn’t reflect her sense of style. Our objective was to not only create a bigger, more functional kitchen but also to infuse the space with extraordinary finishes and dramatic details.
The homeowner didn’t want typical rows of upper cabinets found in many kitchens. While eliminating upper cabinets provides a more open look and feel, it can leave a kitchen desperate for useful storage. But storage is abundant in this kitchen thanks to clever use of vertical space, lower cabinets packed with functional storage accessories, as well as a cabinet recessed into an unused chase in the wall which is the perfect place to store a blender and other small appliances. One large cupboard with a custom “sleeve” made out of knotty alder sits on the Giallitta "leathered" granite countertop. The cabinetry framing the massive refrigerator and freezer is minimal so other design elements can take center stage.