Grand Prize Award

October 10, 2018

S&W Kitchens has won the Kitchen Grand Prize in the Remodeling Design Awards sponsored by Remodeling Magazine and Hanley Wood. This is the third award for this project in 2018 – it also won a National Award from Chrysalis Design Contest and a Gold Award from the Master Design Contest!

Krista Agapito is the designer of this amazing space. Built in the 1920’s in Winter Park, Florida the home has a classic Mediterranean style and the homeowners wanted to honor that style while opening up the floor plan into the adjacent nook and bring modern functionality to the kitchen. 

Krista Agapito, Grand Prize Kitchen

A 1990’s renovation had left the kitchen out of touch with the rest of the home. No walls could be removed, so the transformation was largely based on the finishes Krista and the homeowners chose and the reorientation of the appliances and the bar seating area.

Krista says, “The transformation in this space, without changing any walls is incredible. The kitchen is now larger, functional, and conducive to entertaining.” Hiding the microwave and trash in special base cabinets and paneling the old dishwasher like the cabinets gives the space a continuity and makes it feel much larger.

Joe Steenbeke, second generation of the family-owned and operated S&W Kitchens, said, “We are very proud of all of our designers and honored to have won 10 awards in national contests this year. All of our talented designers and construction crews work hard every day to ensure that homeowners across Central Florida and Tampa are excited and comfortable in their newly remodeled spaces.”

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S&W Kitchens has been the premier kitchen and bath design and full construction company in Central Florida and Tampa since 1977. They have over 40 years helping homeowners realize their dreams.