Charlotte, NC Remodeling Contractor Wins Chrysalis Award for Kitchen Remodel

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Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel, a Charlotte, NC remodeling contractor and custom home builder, wins a Chrysalis award for a dramatic kitchen renovation in Mooresville, NC. See the amazing Before and After photos of the winning kitchen remodel on the Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel website.

Charlotte, NC Remodeling Contractor Award Winning Kitchen

Award-Winning Kitchen Remodel, Mooresville, NC

“It takes a specialized team of designers and builders to bring a kitchen like this to life,” says Erin Dougherty, Design Coordinator of Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel.

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Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel wins a Chrysalis Award for a stunning kitchen remodel on Lake Davidson in Mooresville, NC. The Chrysalis Awards program, begun in 1994, recognizes the nation’s best work in sixteen general categories of residential and commercial remodeling. The Chrysalis Awards are open to professional remodelers and design professionals in the United States.

Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel is one of 70 remodeling companies from across the United States named a winner at the 2014 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The entries were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure. “This was the first year they have entered the awards, and to take home top honors on the first attempt is impressive,” says Ken Kanline, Director of the Awards.

Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel won a regional award for best kitchen in the $100K+ category. Anything but ordinary – that’s what this kitchen remodel is all about. From the clean, simple lines of the cabinetry to the dramatic corbel ceiling, this kitchen went from standard to outstanding. Guided by the design and construction experts at Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel, the kitchen was transformed into a high-style yet hard-working space for homeowners who love to cook and entertain.

The homeowners often prepare meals for their large, extended family. But their original kitchen was disjointed and didn’t reflect their sense of style. They spent two years dreaming about the remodel and countless hours clipping magazines, researching products and interviewing builders before selecting Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel for the remodel.

All aspects of the remodel required careful consideration and coordination. The inset cabinet doors with a subtle beaded face frame are painted a soothing celadon color. There are only a few upper cabinets which is a break from tradition. One large cupboard with a custom “sleeve” made out of knotty alder sits on the Giallitta "leathered" granite countertop. A recessed cabinet makes good use of an existing void in the wall and is the perfect place to store a blender and other small appliances. Even the cabinetry framing the massive refrigerator and freezer is minimal.

Because there are so few wall cabinets cluttering the scene, your eye is drawn up to hand-crafted faux beams which are stained to match the knotty alder. A metal vent hood hand forged by an artisan blacksmith provides a counter-balance to the refrigerator and freezer and introduces another organic material to the mix.

One of the most striking features of this kitchen is the corbel ceiling which extends over the gently curved seating bar. The corbel is coated with several layers of Venetian plaster which is a mixture of aged lime, marble dust and pigment. It is polished by hand, looks like antique stone, and is luxurious to the touch.

“It takes a specialized team of designers and builders to bring a kitchen like this to life,” says Erin Dougherty, Design Coordinator of Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel. “Craftsmanship and attention to detail is the key to bringing it all together,” says Dougherty. “We are fortunate to have clients who are not afraid to build out of the box and who trust us to guide them through the hundreds of decisions that have to be made throughout the process.”

For the homeowner, the hours of planning and weeks of disruption were all worth it. "We thoroughly enjoy our kitchen and are very pleased that General Contractor, Vince Busby, and his Distinctive team took control of our complex project. It is not every day that you redo a kitchen, so getting it done right once was a priority," says Chris Magryta.

Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel specializes in kitchen and bathroom renovations, whole-house remodels and custom home building. They've remodeled homes in the Charlotte metro area since 1997 and they also remodel and build custom homes on Kiawah Island, SC as well as select communities in the Carolina mountains. See Before and After photos and more details about this award-winning kitchen remodel at: They can be reached at 888-399-0290 or 704-975-4390.

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