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With their whole-house remodel nearly complete, the Arnold, Maryland, residents of a waterfront condo turned to Kitchen Encounters for their final project. Their challenge was to create a functional, high-end kitchen in a confined space, evoking a classic style that would complement the rest of the interior. Against a background of beige and cream, the kitchen became warm yet sophisticated, opening onto a breakfast area with a built-in hutch and wet bar for extra storage. Furniture-like cabinetry added to the traditional look, and hardwood floors unified the space.
KITCHEN DESIGN: Mark White, CKD, Shane M. Silverman, CKD (co-designer), Kitchen Encounters, Annapolis, MD. CONTRACTOR: Blackketter Craftsmen,Inc., Millersville, MD. CABINETRY: Neff Kitchens. COUNTERTOPS: Granite. APPLIANCES: Sub-Zero, Wolf, Miele, Best by Broan. PHOTOGRAPHY: Mike Gullon. Harbor Springs, MI.

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The main goal of Kitchen Encounters’ Serena Lehn was to transform a dark and narrow bathroom into a light-filled retreat. The client requested an open environment, so Lehn added mirrors to create the illusion of more space; one of the mirrors includes a smaller, ornate mirror set into it, to emphasize the room’s elegance and formality. New cabinets were installed along the back wall to create extra storage. The light from the sconces and the chandelier above the tub help to create a soothing atmosphere for relaxation. The shower even boasts a special faucet for use by the client’s pet parrot.


BATH DESIGN: Serena L. Lehn, CKD, Kitchen Encounters, Annapolis, MD. INTERIOR DESIGN: Joanne Kinn, Joanne Kinn Interiors, LTD., Ellicott City, MD. CONTRACTOR: River Crest Design Build, Inc., Annapolis, MD. INSTALLER: Steve Dustin.CABINETRY: Bentwood. COUNTERTOPS: In-Home Stone, Esmerelda Green Granite. TILE: Atlas Stone & Tile. TILE INSTALLATION: Steve Stairs. SHOWER: Maryland Shower Enclosures. APPLIANCES: Hydro Systems Whirlpool Bath. PHOTOGRAPHY: Mike Gullon, Harbor Springs, MI.

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