2020 Kitchen & Bath Contest: Insidesign
Seth Pennington, Insidesign
1) How long have you been designing kitchens and baths?
Insidesign has been designing kitchens and baths since 2007
2) What was the most challenging part of this design?
This was a big footprint to fill with cabinets. Creating the second sink and peninsula with a built-in pantry helped balance the entire space.
3) What were the client’s needs for this bath and in the end their favorite feature(s) of this design?
They wanted to create a home with a warm, family atmosphere where the kitchen would be at the heart. The island has been their favorite part because they can all gather around and cook meals together.
4) What is your general design philosophy when it comes to kitchens/bathrooms?
Listen to the customer. For most clients, this is the first and will probably be the last time they get to design the kitchen of their dreams.
5) Did you have a special look, feeling, or feature in mind when crafting this space or what was your inspiration?
The Rift and Quartered Oak Fireplace was the inspiration for the kitchen.
6) Please list four manufacturers of pieces in your design (lighting, cabinets, tile, vanity, etc).
Shiloh Cabinetry (Perimeter Cabinets), Crystal Cabinetry (Island Cabinets), Subzero and Wolf (Appliances), European Kitchen and Bathworks (Plumbing Fixtures)
7) What is the square footage of this design?
250 Square Feet
8) Can you give homeowner’s three tips to help create a similar design?
Make sure you have enough space to achieve the look you are going for, make all of your selections before you start demo so you don’t hold up the project or delay it unnecessarily, create a storyboard for inspiration in Houzz or Pinterest and share with your design team.
9) What is a common mistake homeowners make when redesigning their kitchen/bath?
Not knowing how much a kitchen remodel costs.