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Best Before & After: Kitchen Award Winner – $2,500

Best Before & After: Kitchen

Savena Doychinov, CKD Design Studio Int’l. Kitchen & Bath, LLC, Falls Church, VA The goals to achieve when the project began were greater amounts of light, additional work surfaces, and ample storage. The storage needed, was to include spaces designated for grains, tea, coffee, books, and wine. The new design was also intended to create a better, more convenient connection to the dining room, and den. An essential ingredient for success was eliminating the ongoing issue with traffic jams in the hallway. The clients also desired a place to display their collection of pottery.

Renderings by Waypoint™ Living Spaces


Designer Savena Doychinov, CKD of Falls Church, VA set out to integrate the kitchen with the surrounding areas of the home, while creating a distinctive architectural cohesion to the design approach. An eating area in the kitchen, and the incorporation of unique and very subtle Asian touches were part of the initial plan, as well as the successful resolution of a number of structural challenges. Doychinov included in the design, unique cherry ledges and full height countertop brackets, and affirmed “I’m proud of them, as I feel that they add a very personal, subtle Asian element, but are also reflective of a contemporary American home.

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