Jennifer Gilmer, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
When the time came to renovate a mid-century split-level in Bethesda, Maryland, Jennifer Gilmer was tasked with updating the cramped kitchen while ensuring that it reflect the rest of the home’s new sensibility: eco-friendly and contemporary. Gilmer’s design integrated the kitchen with the adjoining living and dining rooms, delineating it with a peninsula and an island. Two-level counters of granite and renewable bamboo butcher block add interest and lots of natural light counteracts the dark-stained Purebond Plywood cabinetry and black countertops; a vibrant orange wall behind the cooktop provides a focal point. Appliances are all Energy Star-rated. To view the article on this whole-house renovation click here.
KITCHEN DESIGN: Jennifer Gilmer, CKD, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath Ltd., Chevy Chase, MD. ARCHITECTURE: Amy E. Gardner, AIA, LEED AP, Gardner Mohr Architects LLC, Chevy Chase, MD. CONTRACTOR: Smith Design/Construction, Bethesda, MD.
Cabinetry: Premier Custom Built through Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath.
Countertops: R. Bratti Associates, Alexandria, VA. Appliances: Blue Star, GE, Sub-Zero, Miele and Franke through Fretz Distributors, Columbia, MD.