Once again, the hard job fell to the panel of judges, who based their decisions on creativity, originality, the most dramatic before-and-after differences and the best use of Waypoint® cabinetry, organizational pieces, glass, moldings, accents and other architectural elements. Buoyed by coffee and pastries, the panel judged a record number of entries against contest criteria until they arrived at the Fall 2018 winners. Winners receive, in addition to taking home the coveted Waypoint® award statuette, promotion in our Waypoint Living Spaces® publication, $2,500 and a trip to KBIS 2019 (airfare for two and a two-night hotel stay).
Winning Designer: Kitchen
WOOD WISE CABINETRY
3121 Glen Royal Road, Suite A, Raleigh, NC 27617
THIS KITCHEN’S A REAL CROWD PLEASER
Kathy Walker, a designer from Wood Wise Cabinetry, won the Fall 2018 “Showcase Your Space” award for kitchen design by taking a small, dark kitchen from the ‘70s and turning it into a bright and open contemporary space. Ms. Walker’s clients love to entertain, and we all know where parties always end up. They wanted a big modern kitchen with an island that could accommodate event evenings. By removing walls, shifting space and adding light, Kathy designed an award-winning kitchen (and island) her clients could love. Once she
resolved those space, flow and light challenges, Kathy modernized the kitchen’s look using Waypoint Living Spaces® 410F cabinets in two contrasting paint finishes. For cabinets along the perimeter of the room, she chose Painted Linen, and for the island, Painted Stone. She used the Waypoint® Tapered Range Hood for an updated design statement that would complement the tile backsplash beneath it. Kathy’s clients raised their kitchen’s ease of use by installing several Waypoint® organizational solutions, including full-extension drawers
for pots and pans, a pull-out double trash receptacle with the recycling option, cutlery dividers and vertical tray dividers. But what they really appreciate is how their big island, with its base molding and Yates legs, almost looks and feels like furniture. Which is only appropriate for the room where the crowd congregates.
Winning Designer: Bathroom
CYPRESS DESIGN CO.
15 Dexter Rd., East Providence, RI 02914
TOO BIG BECOMES JUST RIGHT.
Scott Trainor of Cypress Design Co. had a different kind of problem to solve. His clients had a bathroom so large it had an echo. There was wasted space and a vanity that wasn’t large enough for their needs, and the color of the walls wasn’t working for them. In collaboration with J. M. Bryson Construction Management of North Attleboro, MA, Scott proceeded to deliver some award-winning work. The walls were painted in an understated blue, and the vanity was designed with plenty of drawers and cabinets for toiletries finished in Waypoint® 410 Painted Stone. He took advantage of the room’s high ceilings by stacking cabinets and drawers configured for storage. Scott even included deep rollout trays and bins for hamper storage. His clients’ favorite part? They love the details of the Yates leg on the vanity and the decorative molding on the walls, which lend a handsome refinement, pulling the whole room together.
Winning Designer: Other
MOEHL MILLWORK INC.
5150 SE Rio Court, Ankeny, IA 50021
LET THERE BE LIGHT!
Christina Noel, a winning designer from Moehl Millwork Inc., had a client who had just purchased a home because of its great location, location, location. They figured that you can always improve the house, but where it sits is pretty much fixed. They started renovating on the first floor with the family room. The original décor was, well, dated. But the client loved the fact that it had a wall of storage. Christina removed the dark carpet, painted the walls a lighter color and tore all that old storage out. She resurfaced the brick fireplace and replaced those old cabinets with Waypoint® 410 Maple Espresso base cabinets. She achieved a more open, modern look with floating shelves, also in Maple Espresso, on the wall above the cabinets. That wall had been painted blue, which contrasted beautifully with the rich Maple Espresso color. Christina successfully took that side of the room from a cavernous dark space to a clean, modern look with plenty of visual interest, plus the owners got to keep the storage.
As lead Kitchen and Bath Designer for Waypoint Living Spaces®, my goal is to become a partner and support you in the creation of beautiful living spaces. As a busy mother of two, I have a true understanding and appreciation for a well-designed, functional space. That's why I'm here - to deliver expert support and content that makes your job easier. Together, let's achieve exactly what you have in mind!
Jennifer LeMarr, CKBD
Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer