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Beautiful Habitat Wins Peak Award for Small Kitchen Design

peak award for small kitchen designThis Denver-area firm specializes in interior design, interior decorating and custom window coverings.

Beautiful Habitat Design & Decoration, was recently awarded second place in the small kitchen category in the Peak Awards presented by the National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) Rocky Mountain Chapter, on June 28, 2018.

The Before Photos

peak award kitchen designThis 1910 Denver home suffered from a small, cramped kitchen. The homeowners hired Tennille Wood of Beautiful Habitat Design & Decoration to design a pop-top addition and redesign the existing space including the less-than-appealing kitchen.

peak award kitchen design cabinetsWood reimagined the floor plan which included removal of the peninsula to make room for a center island.

“The whole work triangle was moved to allow for better prep space with the sink and refrigerator closer to one another,” Wood said. She also removed a pantry in order to provide more cabinet storage and prep space.

She specified 15-inch deep wall cabinets instead of the standard 12 inches, creating ample room for extra pantry items or serving dishes. The secondary open shelving cabinets at the front of the island are ideal for accessing everyday items and for additional storage space.

peak award kitchen design pendant bar“The traffic flow through the kitchen is the primary access to and from the garage,” Wood said. “We had to maximize the space in the kitchen without impeding the traffic flow or walkway.”

And After!

Wood chose Shaker-style wooden cabinetry with extra bead detail for the rich color and warmth and stainless steel appliances for utility. The white-engineered quartz countertop is durable and low maintenance. Additional design touches that took this small kitchen from simply functional to fashionable are two period-style pendant lights and a dining table fixture with black wrought iron hardware.

Denver Wash Park KitchenThe color palette of subtle grays, shades of taupe, white and black hues complements both the exposed brick wall and the early style of the home.

See more about this Wash Park remodel — the kitchen is just a small part of the overall project.

About Beautiful Habitat Design & Decoration: Beautiful Habitat is a full-service residential interior design company. Owner, Tennille Wood, is Colorado’s only internationally trained and award-winning interior designer. She has been creating functional, beautiful and unique residential interior design in the Boulder and Denver areas for ten years.

Read more about remodeling services from Beautiful Habitat.