Before and After Gold Medal Kitchen in Prairie Village

Before and After Gold Medal Kitchen in Prairie Village

This beautiful Prairie Village kitchen snagged the National Association of the Remodeling Industry's gold medal for kitchens in the over $150,000 category.

Clients will often come to Schloegel initially wanting minor changes but then change their plan completely after they see what their space can do for them. This was exactly the case with this space, said Donna, the project's designer. At first, she explained, the homeowners just wanted to modify the entrance to the hearth room and make small changes to cabinetry and fixtures.

"This project quickly evolved into much more than minor updates," Donna said.

The kitchen offered ample space for cooking and entertaining but contained so many door openings and segmented counter areas that it created a maze of walkways. Donna suggested they consider a brand new layout - which is ultimately what the homeowners decided upon.

The new kitchen design (executed by our brilliant production team led by Bill and Doug) improved the functionality of the kitchen while maintaining the original appliance locations in an L-shaped layout. A substantial island allowed for workspace access from either side of the kitchen, while still keeping the seating space the clients had previously. This island also includes a secondary sink and adds a second dishwasher, situated across from the main sink. Cabinetry now extends to the ceiling, offering more efficient storage, and the desk and buffet remain in the same location.

The small details are some of the most impressive parts of the project. The homeowners meticulously specified the cabinetry - down to the width of each utensil drawer divider. Other specialty cabinetry includes pull out spice racks, tray dividers, multiple drawers for pots and pans and paneled appliances. The crown molding detail includes a paneled soffit to conceal the header at the bay window opening. Arched valance toe kicks, turned newels and a magnetic chalkboard panel applied at the end of the refrigerator add the finishing touches. One of Donna's favorite aspects of the kitchen project was the extensive dimmable lighting layers and multiple switch locations good for any desired function or mood.

But Donna's absolute favorite part of the project wasn't a certain fixture or design element, she said.

"My favorite part was making the kitchen everything my customer wanted down to every storage detail."

Want to check out another winner? This stunning Mission Hills space, designed by Amy and Debby, brought home the silver medal in the $100,000-$150,000 kitchen remodel category from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Are you interested in a gold-medal award winning kitchen? Contact a Schloegel expert today!