Category Archives: Project Photos

Recent Projects

Our Marketing Coordinator, Jessica White, has spent a few days on the road over the past couple months capturing some of our recent projects. Here are some of the beautiful kitchens:

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Thank you to our wonderful clients… without you, our ideas and visions would remain just that!!

Woodland Retreat

We tend to feature a lot of our favorite kitchen projects here, but we also work on many other projects and rooms for our clients! Designer, Tracy McGuinness, AKBD, had the pleasure of working with a lovely couple in 2015 on redesigning their Master Bath and Hall bath. These spaces were transformed from 80’s drab to modern day fab!


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Part of what made this project so special was the number of firms from the Annapolis Design District that were all involved in this transformation:

Lisa Publicover Interiors Designs

Riley Custom Homes and Renovations

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Visit the Bathroom section of our Portfolio to see more.

Art and Design

We are so honored to have such a presence in this month’s issue of Annapolis Home Magazine!

Not only did a photo of one of our projects (by Cathy Terranova and Mark T. White, CKD, CBD) make the cover shot, but there’s a 10-page feature story on that project as well! Here are a couple of before shots of the project on the Eastern Shore:

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Check out the article to see the drastic, artful change!

Another one of our designers, Tracy McGuinness, AKBD was responsible for the kitchen re-design of Decolart, the Annapolis art and design showhouse that was open in December! The great part about the showhouse is that we had done the original kitchen design back in 2002 when the church was originally converted to condos. Here’s some before shots of the showhouse kitchen, but you’ll want to see the photos from all the other rooms!

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What an exciting way to start the new year!

Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry

We recently had one of the reps from Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry come to town to photograph a couple of our recent projects featuring their cabinets! These two projects are both along the South River with beautiful views and stunning new kitchens.

These two kitchens use similar color schemes, but by incorporating different styles of cabinets with unique fixtures and their own special touches, the results are distinctively their own.

Take a look!

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History Transitionalized

“Working in the Annapolis area is fulfilling in so many ways; many of the homes we work on have incredible views of the surrounding rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. Some of the homes have such rich history and strong bones, that it is an honor to be a part of maintaining or recreating the beauty within. Having grown up here in Annapolis, it’s amazing to see the transformations, and to be a part of it.”– Mark T. White, CKD, CBD, Chesapeake Views, Fall 2014

We recently had the pleasure of working on a kitchen renovation right in the heart of Historic Downtown Annapolis. While the previous kitchen had a nice charm to it, some of the appliances were outdated and there was a lack of functionality among the space.

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The homeowners enjoyed the large island, but wanted to switch the placement of the cook top with the sink. We also added some seating to the island, with a beverage center on one end, that leads to the outdoor entertaining area. The wall of cabinets maximized the amount of storage and created a built-in look for the appliances. With new lighting, fresh paint, and a light granite countertop, the new kitchen is now more open, airy, and inviting- and the homeowners love cooking and entertaining in their new space!

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With some slight re-configuring of the entry to the kitchen from the living room, we were able to add a powder room to the main floor of the house, which is a great addition for when they have company!


For more photos of projects of this style, head to the portfolio page of our website, and click on the ‘Transitional’ tab.

New Photos!

We received back all of the professional images from when our photographer was here a few weeks ago! I’ll show a sneak peek of each project here, but stay tuned to our Houzz and Pinterest accounts for the full projects within the next week!

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Links to our social media accounts can be found on the top right of our webpage.

New Showroom Powder Room!

We recently had our showroom powder room redone here at Kitchen Encounters!

We wanted to bring a soothing, zen kind of feel to the space, while adding a significant amount of storage for some of our sample doors. We’ve had a vessel bowl vanity that had been in our showroom for a few years that we were hoping to incorporate into the space. The vanity was accompanied by a copper-orange framed mirror, and instead of a backsplash, we incorporated an accent wall of faux slate tile, giving an almost Asian flair.

One of our cabinet lines, Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry, recently came out with co-planar sliding door hardware that we wanted to integrate into our showroom. Sticking with the Asian-fusion style we wanted to bring to the powder room, we chose a Shoji-type doors with Steamed Euro-Beech wood in a natural finish and frosted glass inserts. We carried the Natural wood trim around the perimeter of the room, as well as framing the window.

We also created a partition cabinet between the toilet and the sink with the matching Natural Euro-Beech wood. On the side facing the toilet, there’s a smaller door that slides back and forth to allow for storage space.

We brought in a decorative painter, Suzi Wood, of Wood Design Group, to do a raw silk type of finish in a really nice silvery gray that compliments the frosted glass in the Shoji doors.

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Come by and check it out during our regular showroom hours!

Mon-Thurs: 10 am- 5 pm, Fri 10 am- 1pm


Entertainment Center

If you’ve seen our Portfolio page, then you already know, we do much more than kitchens!

Check out this amazing entertainment center we recently did at one of our client’s homes here in Annapolis!

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It’s so sleek with an innovative sound system, built-in large flat screen, and built-in fireplace.

Can you believe that this is the before?