A reduced-height counter, low-level drawers and a lower-level freezer provide easy accessibility.
A  backsplash of orange-painted glass panels pops against the neutral palette.

Function & Flair

Award of Distinction - Small Kitchen

Repeat clients who had moved to  a retirement community approached CARNEMARK for a kitchen renovation that would meet their changing needs. They wished to combine updated amenities and a sleek, contemporary look while implementing a wheelchair-friendly, universal design.

CARNEMARK installed gray flat-panel cabinetry from SieMatic with thin slate counters and easy-to-reach hardware. A backsplash of orange-painted glass panels pops against the neutral palette.

Along the cooktop wall, a compact speed oven allows for a reduced-height counter, while plenty of low-level drawers and a lower-level freezer offer accessibility. A fold-down cutting board attached to one wall is convenient for wheelchair use. Laminate flooring with flush thresholds makes maneuvering between spaces easy. 

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONTRACTING: Jonas Carnemark, CKD, CARNEMARK, Bethesda Maryland. ARCHITECTURE: Michael Stehlik, CARNEMARK. Cabinetry: SieMatic through KONST SieMatic Kitchen Design, Bethesda, Maryland.Countertops: Amazon Matte slate through KONST. BACKSPLASH: DreamWalls Glass through Sterling Glass, Washington, DC. APPLIANCES: Miele through KONST; Sub-Zero through Appliance Distributors Unlimited, Linthicum Heights, Maryland. PHOTOGRAPHY: Anice Hoachlander.