Once we saw these good-looking features, we knew that this innovative kitchen deserved top honors.
1 of 5Laurey W. Glenn
Certified kitchen designer Jennifer Gilmer overhauled this kitchen to create a room that is both stylish and surprisingly functional. The use of ebony-stained oak cabinetry, rather than a more standard white or pale millwork finish, is the first giveaway that this kitchen is different. The contrast created by the cabinets and light-colored hardwood flooring lends an element of drama and surprise. The cabinets’ streamlined appearance establishes a contemporary look as well.