Award-Winning Homes: A New Kitchen in Bethesda

Tell us what you think of this bright renovation in Bethesda, which includes a new kitchen, breakfast area, and living room.

Chevy Chase-based Wentworth Studio took home two Contractor of the Year Awards for this Bethesda renovation:”Best Residential Addition under $250,000” and “Best Kitchen $100,000 to $150,000.” The awards are an annual competition sponsored by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

The new owners of this 50-year-old Carderock home wanted to open up the kitchen, family room, and breakfast area. Wentworth knocked down the wall between the kitchen and family room and added an island and eating counter. They expanded the breakfast room and added floor-to-ceiling glass on three sides. To maximize the view of the wooded backyard, Wentworth raised the roof over the breakfast area. The updated kitchen has a glass tile backsplash in earth tones, black granite countertops, and teak cabinets. See our photo slide show below.

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