Best kitchen design ideas UK: Evening Standard Home Design Awards 2019 winning kitchen projects revealed

Entries flooded in for the first Evening Standard Home Design Awards, given in five categories of Living room, Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom and Garden, for the best designs of the past 12 months.  There are two winners in each category: a reader homeowner and a professional, whether architect, interior designer or key influencer. The expert judges set about their task at Sketch London restaurant in Conduit Street, Mayfair. Here are the two kitchens they chose.  Lucy Main and her jeweller husband Richard bought a house in Kentish Town in 2016 but ran out of money for kitchen improvements. They now have a toddler and a baby. Lucy, a self-taught furniture maker and handywoman, kitted out the kitchen, making units in her workshop from plywood: “This is cheap with a lovely grain, shown off by my black stain.” The table is reclaimed scaffolding boards.  Lucy fitted the floor-to-ceiling metal-framed windows and the roof lights: “Expensive but worth it for the light.” She calls the kitchen “a calm, relaxing, informal live/work space” — where daughter Bo, two, rides her bike around an island that’s faced with brass sheet. Sourcing: kitchen fascias are standard 12mm-thick plywood; table leg...

NEW BREMEN, Ohio—Construction is underway at a new elementary school for New Bremen Local Schools in

NEW BREMEN, Ohio—Construction is underway at a new elementary school for New Bremen Local Schools in New Bremen, Ohio. Officials from New Bremen Local School District, Gilbane Building Company, Garmann/Miller & Associates, Ohio Facilities Construction Commission and students celebrated the official groundbreaking for the new elementary facility earlier this year that will provide a modern learning environment for students in grades K-6. Gilbane Building Company is serving as construction manager for the new 71,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art elementary facility. Connected to the existing high school, all classrooms will be grouped by grade level with extended learning center spaces outside of the traditional classrooms. Special education rooms will be spaced throughout the academic areas. Natural daylight will be a primary emphasis in each of the K-6 classrooms, “Gilbane is extremely excited to be a part of the New Bremen School project team,” said Matt Neimeyer, Gilbane Building Company project manager. “However, our team members are especially excited. We have three team members that live in the district or in a neighboring district. And, let me tell you, in constructio...