SECOND PLACE: BEFORE & AFTER
A cramped Chevy Chase kitchen was in dire need of an update. Tapped for the job, Meghan Browne of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath first removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room and took over a space behind the kitchen leading to the basement. “These adjustments transformed the kitchen from a closed-off room to the center of the home,” explains Browne, who added an island with seating and replaced a small window on the back wall with two large ones to bring in light.
Cabinets in light maple and gray-blue channel a clean, Scandinavian vibe while walnut accents on the beams and island countertop create contrast. A backsplash of glazed, blue-gray tiles completes the space.
Kitchen Design: Meghan Browne, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd., Chevy Chase, Maryland. Contractor: J & S Contractors LLC, Frederick, Maryland.
Cabinetry: decorcabinets.com through gilmerkitchens.com. Countertops: caesarstoneus.com through classicgranitemarble.com. Walnut Countertop: glumber.com. Backsplash: mod-craft.com. Appliances: bosch-home.com, geappliances.com, lg.com through abwappliances.com. Plumbing Fixtures: kohler.com through thesomervillebathandkitchenstore.com. Pendants: wayfair.com. Counter Stools: roomandboard.com.