Our judges have chosen the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for your favorite projects in our 2017 Considered Design Awards, once per day in each of the
Remodelista and Gardenista categories. Voting closes at midnight on August 4, and winners will be announced on August 7.
Below, browse the finalists in the best
Amateur Kitchen category, then head to our awards page to Vote. Above: Zachary Leung submitted his Rustic & Refined kitchen in Toronto, chosen by guest judge Sam Hamilton, who said: “A lovely renovation—what an extraordinary improvement from the old kitchen space! The hutch is a nice counterpoint to the very modern island.” Above: Ellen Lundquist submitted her Scarsdale, New York, kitchen, which she called Two Shades of Gray in a French Eclectic. It was chosen as a finalist by Sam Hamilton, who said: “Such a lovely labor of love this kitchen restoration/renovation must have been. The space is a wonderful balance of the original kitchen of the ’20s and a modern, functional family kitchen. I like the choice of keeping the tile simply on the floor, particularly since there is quite a grid created by the windows.” Above: Heidi Lachapelle entered her West End Eclectic Kitchen in Portland, Maine, which was chosen by Sam Hamilton: “What a beautifully crafted renovation. I love the color choice and consistency in materials. Must be a joy to entertain from and work in—such a gracious amount of space. The rug and vintage butcher block are a lovely addition of personality and warmth.” Photograph by Erin Little. Above: Ana Castillo entered her Casa de Castillo Kitchen in Kealakekua, Hawaii, which was chosen by both Remodelista editor Julie Carlson and judge Sam Hamilton, who said: “This kitchen is probably the most provocative to me as far as a kitchen I’d like to visit and cook in. It feels at one with the locale and the owners and creators.” I love the use of corrugated metal as a design element; the vibe of this space is perfect for island living.” Above: James entered his 1909 Craftsman in South Seattle, which was chosen as a finalist by Julie Carlson: “The owners opened up and modernized the kitchen in their 1909 Seattle Craftsman; we love the carefully conceived palette, which includes ebonized ash cabinets, honed black granite countertops, uncoated brass faucet, white oak herringbone floor, Carrara marble backsplash, and white oak ledge. Bonus points: They found the Bertazzoni range on Craigslist.”
Have you chosen your favorite? Then head to the
Amateur Kitchen category page to vote.
Don’t forget to vote once per day in all contest categories on both
Remodelista and Gardenista, now through August 4.