Vintage Revival: 1st Place: Before & After — Kitchen Design: Megham Brown, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath.

Best of Show

A spotlight on the NKBA Baltimore-Washington Chapter’s Kitchen and Bath awards

The 2018 Kitchen & Bath Awards, organized by the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and sponsored by Home & Design, considered more than 70 entries from area designers. This year’s local jury included architect Greg Wiedemann of Wiedemann Architects, interior designer Gina Fitzsimmons of Fitzsimmons Design, the chapter’s past president Meghan Fox and Home & Design editor in chief Sharon Jaffe Dan.

Many of the winning projects easily blend traditional and contemporary elements in fresh and novel ways. While grays and whites are still in command, splashes of color are on the rise. And stone surfaces (both natural and low-maintenance look-alikes) impart pattern and texture. As you’ll see on the following links, the 2018 awardees solved vexing design dilemmas with creativity and ease.

1st PLACE

True Blue—Large Kitchen
Kitchen Design: Scarlett Breeding, AIA, project manager; Richard T. Anuszkiewicz, casework and interior architecture design, Alt Breeding Associates Architecture, Annapolis, Maryland. 

Cutting Edge—Large Bath
Bath Design: Meghan Browne, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

Jewel Tones—Medium Kitchen
Kitchen Design: Sarah Kahn Turner, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

Tailored Style—Specialty Room
Kitchen Design: Scarlett Breeding, AIA, project manager; Richard T. Anuszkiewicz, casework and interior architecture design, Alt Breeding Associates Architecture, Annapolis, Maryland. 

Vintage Revival—Before & After
Kitchen Design: Meghan Browne, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

2nd PLACE

Light Show—Large Kitchen
Design & Build: Jonas Carnemark, CARNEMARK design + build, Bethesda, Maryland. 

Sleek + Subtle—Large Bath
Bath Design: Amber E. Bullock, AKBD, Allied ASID, AElise Designs LLC, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Co-Designer:  Marian Ostach, Bray & Scarff, Alexandria, Virginia. 

Party Central—Speciality Room
Kitchen Design: Sarah Kahn Turner, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Going Glam—Medium Kitchen
Kitchen Design: Scarlett Breeding, AIA, project manager;
Richard T. Anuszkiewicz, casework and interior architecture design, Alt Breeding Associates Architecture, Annapolis, Maryland. 

Less is More—Before & After
Design & Build: Jonas Carnemark, CARNEMARK design + build, Bethesda, Maryland. 

3rd PLACE

Ode To Nature—Large Kitchen
Kitchen Design: Lorrie Addison, Stuart Kitchens, McLean, Virginia. 

Restful Retreat—Large Bath
Bath Design: Maria Causey, Maria Causey Interior Design, Aldie, Virginia. 

Novel Refuge—Specialty Room
Cabinet Provider: Hannah Rasa, LEED AP, NCIDQ, HPR Designs, Rockville, Maryland.

Honorable Mention

Al Fresco Living—Outdoor Kitchen
Design & Contracting: Bob Gallaher, John Benedetto, Morgan Hutchinson, Sun Design Remodeling, Burke and McLean, Virginia. 

Makeover Magic—Budget-friendly Kitchen
Design: Zied Hammami, Abbey Design Center, Sterling, Virginia.