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Morris Black wins 2009 LVBA Awards for New Home Kitchen and Remodeled Kitchen

May / 17 / 2009

In January, 2009, the Lehigh Valley Builders Association awarded two first place prizes to Morris Black Designs.

The LVBA Awards of Excellence are given to builders and remodelers that have demonstrated excellence in execution, craftsmanship, service and quality of their projects.

Morris Black award-winning kitchen for model homeSuzanne Joseph, AISD, won first place in the New Home Kitchen up to $50,000 category for a project she designed for Spectrum Home’s Tivoli Garden Estates community in Center Valley,PA. Working with a deadline, a strict budget, and clients who wanted a custom cherry kitchen but needed to keep costs reined in, Suzanne created a kitchen with furniture-style cabinetry, open to both the informal dining area and the family room.  Details such as double and triple stacked molding, staggered height cabinets, increased depth base cabinets and the use of pilasters and furniture base mouldings added to the custom look.

Dan Lenner, CMKBD, designed the kitchen that won first place in the category Remodeled Kitchen up to $50,000. The space to be remodeled in a 1960’s Cape Codhad outdated cabinetry. The clients wanted to open up the space, and have informal seating for two or three people. Dan removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room, and created a large opening to the living room.  A pantry cabinet and refrigerator anchor one end of the kitchen, with a wine refrigerator at the other end. The cabinetry on the inside half-wall has three levels, and the range is set diagonally with downdraft ventilation.

Morris Black Designs has also won LVBA awards in every year from 2002 to 2005. Awards from the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) were presented to Morris Black in 2003 and 2001. Building a home? Call us at 610-264-2700.  If you are a homeowner looking to remodel, see more kitchen and bath ideas at www.morrisblack.com.