Woodworking Network’s BEST Kitchen Design Contest, sponsored by Timber Products Company, will be given to a lucky winner for premier kitchen handiwork from the last 14 months.
Participants submitted photos and project details for the contest, which closed March 29. The grand prize winner will walk away with a $500 Visa gift card plus a custom-made award.
When the online voting closed last year during the inaugural contest and the judges at Woodworking Network had cast their final ballots, the winner of the 2014 BEST Kitchen Design Contest was Kelvin Brown (left) of Integrity Trimworks, LLC.
The Maryland-based company was selected for the top prize for its remodel of a residential kitchen that brought new life and charm to a cozy space. Online voters awarded the project an average score of 8.88 out of 10 possible points.
“The project home is in Alexandria, Virginia, so the owners were looking for a classical,
antique, traditional look,” said Brown, who runs his own one-man operation. “It was a nice challenge to do this project and it honed my skills even further. I had not done anything this elaborate before and it was a first that had that much detail.”
The remodel used both solid maple and maple hardwood plywood throughout the kitchen. The room features custom-built cabinets with beaded face frames and inset-raised panel doors and drawers. The stove, buffet and desk are sprayed with a cream color lacquer and charcoal gray glaze along the bead of the face frame. To provide a contrast, the refrigerator and island are sprayed with a gray charcoal lacquer. The island counter is made of 2-inch solid walnut and the rest of the countertops are marble.
Brown receive his award plaque at Cabinets & Closets 2014 in New Jersey, d
“I am happy I won, and I think the recognition will help with securing more jobs,” he said. “Being a one-man shop I am always competing with bigger companies, but once I prove I can produce quality cabinets it usually works out well.”uring a gala reception. This year's awards entire event, April 15 at Cabinets & Closets 2015 in Schaumburg, IL is sponsored by Timber Products.
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