Sub-Zero Wolf KDC 2017-2018, Heidi Piron Awarded Global Finalist
We’re thrilled to be named one of 30 global finalists in the Sub-Zero & Wolf Kitchen Design Contest, a global competition with more than 1,800 entrants from over 18 countries.
We named the project “A Room with A View” since one of the design goals was to enlarge the window to take advantage of the stunning outside view and bring more natural light into the kitchen of this stately, redbrick Georgian Colonial home.
KBDN Announces Heidi Piron as One of Their 50 Top Innovators of 2018
Kitchen & Bath Design News, the industry’s leading trade magazine for kitchen and bath professionals named Heidi one of its 50 top innovators for 2018.
“KBDN’s 2018 Innovators reflect the ‘best and the brightest’ in the kitchen and bath field,” noted KBDN editor Janice Costa. “They are not only dramatically improving the lives of their clients and peers, but also raising the bar for the industry at large in areas ranging from design, business and education to marketing, mentoring, industry service and more.”
KBDN Design Contest Winner: Heidi Piron, Wins Category with Modern Farmhouse Design
We are excited to announce that Heidi Piron Design & Cabinetry is a 2018 recipient of a design award from Kitchen & Bath Design News, for kitchens in the category of $100,000 - $200,000.
The Modern Farmhouse style was kicked up to a whole new level with this kitchen design. While the home was a new build, the concept presented by the architect, Douglas C. Wright Architects, was a renovated barn. Piron was brought in to design a highly functional kitchen for an avid baker and her husband, who wanted the 223-sq-ft space to be the heart of the home.
To meld the concepts of modern and farmhouse, this award winning design combines rustic finishes with modern metals, such as the plank cabinetry with integrated pulls in polished nickel, and hot rolled steel on the glass cabinetry in the beverage zone. Leathered grey countertops provide a warm contrast against the rustic, Mosaic House tile backsplash.
Veranda – 30th Anniversary Issue
Listening to a client is critical, which can at times be challenging, but it can reap many rewards. Case in point is the Summit, NJ client who insisted on an all white kitchen, which surprised us at first because she was a design risk-taker. We tried to dissuade the client from creating a white kitchen, since the rest of the house made exuberant use of color and pattern. As it turns out, it was the client’s fearless taste that inspired Heidi to think big and bold with white.
The kitchen also landed Heidi the title of regional winner of the Sub-Zero and Wolf 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest. The entry carries the unique distinction of being one of only 53 regional winners, chosen from more than 1,700 entries.
Kitchen + Bath Business
The couple from Colts Neck, NJ found us through the press coverage on our regional win in the 2012 Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest. It was our use of wood grain in the winning kitchen that attracted the homeowners to Heidi Piron Design & Cabinetry.
Throughout their home, a rich array of woods and mixed metals had been in incorporated into the design. This aesthetic needed to be incorporated into the kitchen.
A second aim, a request of the husband, was to add curves rather than making the space linear and geometric. Curvature finds expression throughout the kitchen’s design, most notably, the mahogany cabinetry designed by Heidi and crafted by Premier Custom Built. Bending wood for the cabinetry doors in this manner, Heidi explained shows the manufacturers capabilities and passion for the craft.
This Old House
The before and after story shows how the first floor of a 1920s Tudor home was reworked to provide a more open and functional layout of a kitchen for a family of five in Summit, NJ.
A unique feature is the rift-cut oak plank style cabinetry, which has a casual feel and is in keeping with the style of home. They are also low-maintenance, as are the cabinet doors on the range wall, featuring chicken wire encased in glass, which is easier to clean than exposed wire. With young children in the home, practicality was a key element in the overall design.