First Place: Before + After Kitchen Design: Jennifer Gilmer, CKD, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd.
First Place: Before + After Kitchen Design: Jennifer Gilmer, CKD, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd.

Best of Show

A spotlight on the 2019 NKBA Baltimore-Washington Chapter’s Kitchen and Bath awards

Area designers submitted more than 95 entries to the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Awards, organized by the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and sponsored by Home & Design.This year’s local jury included architect Scarlett Breeding of Alt Breeding Schwarz Architects, interior designer Jodi Macklin of Jodi Macklin Interior Design, designer Amanda Smith of BCN Homes, NKBA chapter president Steve Varricchio and Home & Design editor in chief Sharon Jaffe Dan. The winning projects were notable for their ingenious use of materials—from bold 3D backsplash tile and shiplap siding to industrial-look, aluminum-clad cabinetry. The ubiquitous gray-and-white palette is losing steam—particularly in the kitchen, where dual-color, stained-wood and painted surfaces are taking center stage. The following pages illustrate the creativity and innovation in this year’s crop of winners.  

FIRST PLACE
STREAMLINED STYLElarge kitchen
Kitchen Design: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID, Baron Gurney Interiors, Washington, DC.

LAYERED EFFECT—medium kitchen
Renovation Architecture & Kitchen Design: Richard Loosle-Ortega, RA; Matthias Arauco-Shapiro, design associate, KUBE architecture, Washington, DC.

TINY JEWEL—small bath
Bath Design: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID, Baron Gurney Interiors, Washington, DC.

IN LIVING COLOR—large bath
Renovation Architecture & Bathroom Design: Janet Bloomberg, AIA, Matthew Dougherty, design associate, KUBE architecture, Washington, DC.

ROW HOUSE REDO—before & after
Kitchen Design: Jennifer Gilmer, CKD Scott A. Stultz, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd., Chevy Chase, Maryland.

CHANGING ROOM—specialty room
Architecture & Contracting: Hopkins & Porter Construction, Inc., Potomac, Maryland.

SECOND PLACE
NATURE’S BEAUTY—large kitchen
Kitchen Design: Larry Rosen, Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens, Inc., Rockville, Maryland.

CENTER STAGE—medium kitchen
Kitchen Design: Shawna J. Dillon, ASID, Snaidero DC Metro, Washington, DC.

ROOM TO GROW—before & after
Kitchen Design: Meghan Browne, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd., Chevy Chase, Maryland.