Retail Observer

March 2018

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MARCH 2018 RETAILOBSERVER.COM 13 Second Place / Medium Kitchen Third Place / Medium Kitchen S H O W A N D T E L L The design team created this warm farmhouse kitchen by reconfiguring a show- room display their clients loved. Their goal was to fit a suite of upgraded appliances into a small space. The team repurposed a nearby stairwell as a pantry and storage for a steam oven and coffee machine, and they were able to reuse much of the display cabinetry, countertops, backsplash, and plumbing. The neutral wall and floor colors balance the strong textures and shades of the cabinets, countertops, backsplash, and sink finishes. –A.H. R E F R E S H E D R U S T I C Designer Hannah Hacker set out to blend her clients' contemporary notions with their rustic surroundings in this cabin remodel. The clients wanted expanded space for two cooks and sitting for three, which Hacker accomplished within the established footprint to avoid re-doing the original hickory floor. She placed seating behind a countertop on the room's perimeter, and reconfigured the windows to make room for a cooktop and hood. A monorail system provided The lighting solution in a room with heavy tree cover and high ceilings. Hand-stacked stone on the wall under the counter matches the fireplace in the adjacent living room. –A.H. David McFadden Co-Designer: Debbie Larson PB Kitchen Design Geneva, IL Hannah Hacker, AKBD Adapt Design, LLC. Beaverton, OR continued on page 34 PHOTO: JET COWAN OF THE HIDDEN TOUCH STUDIOS PHOTO: DAVE MCFADDEN OF PB KITCHEN DESIGN

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