Kitchen design allows more prep space, storage
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THE CABINETS

“The custom-made white Shaker-style cabinets were chosen for their clean, classic lines to keep the space as light and airy as possible, with space and natural light at a premium” in this Manchester-by-the-Sea Colonial, said Bo Perkins, principal of Hamilton-based Bo Perkins Design. Fred Rossi of Rossi Custom Woodwork made them out of maple. “With the addition of the island in place of the existing table and chairs, we were able to provide” more prep surface and storage, Perkins said.

THE BACKSPLASH

The glass tile, “Parchment” by AKDO, was chosen for “its transparent and reflective qualities.”

THE COUNTERTOP

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Kathryn Salyer, of Kathryn Salyer Design Inc. in Williamsburg, has won the Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge for a luxury kitchen she created for a local couple.

“The award was given on Sept. 29 at a gala event at the BSH Experience & Design Center in Southern California that celebrated the competition’s distinguished entrants,” said Laura Coletrane, a spokeswoman for the event.

Salyer’s entry was initially named the Mid-Atlantic Regional Winner, and then was one of five national winners and was first runner-up in the Traditional/Transitional category, Coletrane said in a news release.

Salyer’s entry, called “21st Century Traditional,” was built to be the “forever home” for a young professional couple with two small children. The Williamsburg couple juggles children, work and crazy international travel schedules, she said.

“They wanted their home to be a haven, a place to welcome, enjoy and reconnect,” Salyer said in a statement. “The entire home was thoughtfully designed to completely eliminate the typically unused formal areas. Establishing a fresh approach to o…………… continues on Daily Press

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