Inspiring Kitchen & Bath Design Ideas

A well-designed bathroom can make you feel like you’re stepping into a spa. Smart kitchens flow, making you feel like an award-winning chef as you prepare dinner on a typical Tuesday. Every year, members of the Puget Sound chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association submit their top-shelf work in hopes of snagging a coveted award. And we feature the award-winning local designs here.

  1. President’s award – Designer Vawn Greany was thrilled her clients were willing to be bold with design decisions. By repurposing the medicine cabinets, the designer created a peek-a-boo privacy shower and toilet area. The vanities have breathing room. The fixtures, tile, and open concept make it an award-winner. And that closet! Vawn Greany, CMKBD, of Collaborative Interiors, collaborativeinteriordesign.com • Co-designer: Trisha Gaffney of Collaborative Interiors • Builder: Potter Construction
  2. First – Open Floor Plan Kitchen – When the clients set out to remodel their dark 1950s style kitchen, they wanted to take advantage of the beautiful lake views. This was achieved by creating an open floor plan with plenty of seating and an array of windows that allows natural light to flow through. The designer created an airy, light space that is perfect for daily living and large-scale entertaining. Kristin Sakai of Sockeye Homes, sockeyehomes.com • Co-designer: Candace Nordquist, CKD, of Candace Nordquist Interiors • Builder: Sockeye Home
  3. Second – Open Floor Plan Kitchen – Beverly Bradshaw of Beverly Bradshaw Interiors, bbradshawinteriors.com • Co-designer: Vawn Greany, CMKBD, of Collaborative Interiors • Builder: Alliance Construction
  4. Third – Open Floor Plan Kitchen – Shannon L. Cline, CMKBD, of John Henry Kitchen & Bath Design, jhkitchen.com • Co-designer: Adele Wolford of Columbia Designs • Builder: Timeless Concrete Design Studio
  5. First – Open Floor Plan Kitchen –Sandra Gjesdahl used a combination of walnut and white oak to create a balanced and open area for the family to enjoy its lake home. Thanks to the careful integration of multiple work spaces and appliances, the multi-level kitchen is warm, welcoming, and functional. Sandra Gjesdahl of Bristol Design & Construction, bristoldc.com • Co-designer: Scott Gjesdahl of Bristol Design & Construction • Builder: Bristol Design & Construction
  6. Second – Large Kitchen  –Shannon L. Cline, CMKBD, of John Henry Kitchen & Bath Design, jhkitchen.com • Builder: Benson Construction • Metal Fabricator: Watson Architecture Iron Work
  7. Third – Large Kitchen  – Shannon L. Cline, CMKBD, of John Henry Kitchen & Bath Design, jhkitchen.com • Builder: Even Stephen’s
  8. First – Small/Medium Kitchen  – Designer Judith Wright Sentz turned this lackluster ’80s kitchen into a Tuscan-inspired dream kitchen by adding “sexy” cabinet drawers, millwork, crown moulding, and polished nickel hardware and fixtures. The delighted chef loves that her kitchen now matches the hand canvas murals of the Italian countryside that hang on the entry and dining room walls. Judith Wright Sentz of Judith Wright Design, judithwrightdesign.net • Builder: Kearsley Homes, Inc. • Cabinetry: Woodway Woodworks and Cabinets
  9. Second – Small/Medium Kitchen  – Vawn Greany, CMKBD, of Collaborative Interiors, collaborativeinteriordesign.com • Co-designer: Trisha Gaffney of Collaborative Interiors • Builder: Potter Construction
  10. Third – Small/Medium Kitchen  – Lucy J. Johnson, CKD, of Lucy Johnson Interior Design, lucyjohnsoninteriordesign.com • Builder: Built Square • Cabinetry: Duncan Woodworks
  11. First – Large Bathroom – To create this English-inspired bath, Kayron Brewer used a freestanding tub, pedestal sinks, and a black and white color theme to give the attic space a little sophistication. To add drama, Brewer gave the traditional beadboard wainscoting a coat of “caviar” gloss black paint to help the white fixtures pop. • Kayron Brewer, CKD & CBD, of Studio KB, studiokbinteriors.com • Builder: Vertical Construction Group
  12. Second – Large Bathroom – Shannon L. Cline, CMKBD, of John Henry Kitchen & Bath Design, jhkitchen.com  rchitect: James Stapper Architect • Builder: Gary Isaacson Construction
  13. Third – Large Bathroom – Beverly Bradshaw of Beverly Bradshaw Interiors, bbradshawinteriors.com • Builder: Hupe Interior Woodcrafters
  14. First – Small/Medium Bathroom – Designer Richard Landon had his work cut out for him with a bathroom full of immovable elements, especially the 1928 cast-iron radiator. Landon turned the radiator into a towel warmer and added a running counter, wall-to-wall, to redeem the space around the radiator. Storage was maximized by adding drawers under the sink. And counter space was dramatically increased by extending “banjo” counters to both ends of the bathroom. Richard Landon, CMKBD, of Richard Landon Design, spaceplanner.com
  15. Second – Small/Medium Bathroom – Leslie Jensen, CMKBD, of Signature Design & Cabinetry, signaturedesignandcabinetry.com • Lora Weaver of Inexteriors Design, LLC, inexteriorsdesign.com • Builder: Benton Development Inc.
  16. Third – Small/Medium Bathroom – Leslie Jensen, CMKBD, of Signature Design & Cabinetry, signaturedesignandcabinetry.com
  17. First –  Powder Room – Beverly Bradshaw was excited to turn this disjointed powder room and separate water closet into a little jewel box for her clients. Wood panels were added to each side of the mirror to add a “wow” factor, which was less expensive than the original plan of using tile. The homeowners had the chandelier installed to further “glam” up the space. Beverly Bradshaw of Beverly Bradshaw Interiors, bbradshawinteriors.com • Builder: McKinney Group, Inc.
  18. Second – Powder Room – Vawn Greany, CMKBD, of Collaborative Interiors, collaborativeinteriordesign.com • Co-designer: Trisha Gaffney of Collaborative Interiors • Builder: Potter Construction
  19. Third – Powder Room – Kristin Sakai of Sockeye Homes, sockeyehomes.com • Co-designer: Candace Nordquist, CKD, of Candace Nordqvist Interiors • Builder: Sockeye Homes
  20. First – Other Rooms – Leslie Jensen wanted to create a fun and functional laundry room for the homeowner’s growing family. The lovely shade of green set the tone of the room, and the client was over the moon about the black-and-white rug. Along with a wall-mounted ironing board, plenty of counter space was added to fold clothes. A bench was added for easy shoe removal and storage. Leslie Jensen, CMKBD, of Signature Design & Cabinetry, signaturedesignandcabinetry.com
  21. Second – Other Rooms – Leslie Jensen, CMKBD, of Signature Design & Cabinetry, signaturedesignandcabinetry.com
  22. Third – Other Rooms – Kayron Brewer, CKD, CBD, of Studio KB, studiokbinteriors.com  uilder: Sound Builders
  23. Honorary – Most Innovative Material Combination  –Diane Gassman, CKD, CBD, of Interior Dimensions, interiordimensionsnw.com • Co-designer: Mel Archer of Pacific Design
  24. Honorary – Coolest Detail – Diane Gassman, CKD, CBD, of Interior Dimensions, interiordimensionsnw.com • Co-designer: Rachael Krall of Interior Dimensions
  25. Honorary – Best Before/After Transformation  – Kristin Sakai of Sockeye Homes, sockeyehomes.com • Co-designer: Candace Nordquist, CKD, of Candace Nordquist Interiors • Builder: Sockeye Homes

Photos courtesy Dale Lang of NW Architectural Photography; Roger Turk of Northlight Photography; Dale Lang of NW Architectural Photography; Jonathan Pece of Rocket Horse Photography; Cory Holland Photography; photo 6 & 7 by Jonathan Pece, Rocket Horse Photography; 8, 9, 10 by Dale Lang of NW Architectural Photography; Dan Farmer, Seattle Home Tours; Jonathan Pece, Rocket Horse Photography; Andrew Webb, Clarity Northwest Photography; William Feemster of Image Arts Photography; Cameron Elliot, Cameron Elliot Photography; Jeff Hobson, J. Hobson Photography; Tom Marks of Tom Marks; Dale Lang, NW Architectural Photography; Tod Sakai of Sockeye Homes; 20, 21 by Jeff Hobson, J. Hobson Photography; Eric Dennon of Dennon Photography; Diane Gassman; Doug Walker of Walker Photography; Roger Turk of Northlight Photography.

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