417 Home Design Awards 2012

Meet the winning designers of the 2012 417 Home Design Awards.

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Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

When Frank and Pat Dodd’s kitchen and breakfast room were remodeled, opening up the cramped space was the main goal. With a wood-framed drop ceiling holding harsh fluorescent lighting and a soffit dividing the kitchen from the breakfast area, the room felt a bit like a cave, Gina McMurtrey says. Removing the drop ceiling and soffit and adding a variety of new lights created extra height that made the room seem instantly larger, even though it added no extra square footage. “It wasn’t in the budget to get new cabinetry, so we freshened up what they had by glazing them a rich chocolate color and adding frosted glass on the upper panels,” she says. Because money was saved on cabinets, they were able to splurge on special backsplash tile and granite counter tops.—L.H.

The designer’s favorite aspect is… The wow factor. The room didn’t have any kind of “wow factor” before, and it definitely does now. “It’s a lot lighter and airier, and the custom range hood and how it coordinates with the island really stands out,” McMurtrey says.

Resource Listing

Wall Coverings, Hardware
and Light Fixtures Available through Gina McMurtrey Interiors, LLC
7865 N. Shady River Ln., Willard

1212 N. Eastgate Ave., Springfield
417-864-5300, havertys.com

1715 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield
417-869-1513, maschinos.com

Plumbing Fixtures
Southern Materials
3358 E. Division St., Springfield
417-865-2822, southernmaterials.com

Range Hood and Cabinet Doors
Cabinet Concepts by Design
1342 W. Schatz Ln., Nixa

Kitchen Countertops and Stone/Tile
KPC Tile & Stone
5311 N. 23rd St., Ozark

Carpet Shoppe
1827 E. Seminole St., Springfield
417-883-6455, thecarpetshoppe.com

Decorative Paint Contractor
Elliot Painting LLC
2403 W. Richwood Rd., Ozark

Home Theatre Equipment: Fold-down TV
RAVE Design Services
1539 N. Commercial Rd., Nixa
417-447-3344, ravedesignservices.com

Custom Woodwork
Craig Sloan, CAS Builders
417-425-8923, casbuilders.com

Julie Austin Photography
417-631-9584, julieaustinphotography.com

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