This is one of TrendMark’s FIVE Gold STAR (Showcasing Triangle Achievements in Remodeling) Awards from the Home Builders Association’s 19th Annual STAR Awards Gala at the Renaissance Raleigh Hotel.

2011 Gold STAR Award Best Kitchen $50,000 – $60,000

From blah to beautiful, this kitchen’s transformation not only updated the look but rearranged the way the room functioned.  The homeowner knew from the day they bought the house that the all white kitchen would have to be remodeled.  In the process, the workspace was improved.   Warm Alderwood cabinets with raised panel fronts and bronze hardware replaced the sterile white cabinetry.  [flickrslideshow acct_name=”trendmarkinc” id=”72157625341621623″] Glass fronted display cabinets turned a desk area into an attractive serving area complete with wine cooler. Countertops of Santa Cecilia granite with its veins of black, gold, green and cream and its elegant beveled edge warm the room’s ambiance. Livingston travertine gold tiles fill the backsplash area with aged iron accents. Stainless double wall ovens replace the former single white wall oven, and a new larger stainless refrigerator offers more food storage. The stainless undermounted sink is topped by an Aberdeen high arc, pull–down faucet in an oil rubbed bronze finish, delivering a rich, dark brown, old world finish. Mini-pendant bronze chandeliers hover over the island. This room has certainly banished the blahs and become elegant as well as more useful.



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