Dorado Designs’ kitchen receives 1st place award!

Arizona South Chapter Design Excellence Awards

A Fully Functional, Contemporary Masterpiece

Rescued from the previous owners’ remodel, this kitchen was transformed into a sophisticated, dramatic space, echoing the palette of the home’s volcanic stone walls and exposed concrete elements. The subtlety of the design was intentional, allowing spectacular mountain views and the clients’ contemporary art collection to take center stage.

As serious “foodies,” the clients requested a sleek, contemporary kitchen with appliances designed for serious cooking. Fully integrated refrigerators and dishwasher, along with exquisitely designed cooking equipment, fulfilled the performance and aesthetic criteria.

A major challenge was to incorporate the clients’ wish list of appliances, while maintaining necessary storage space. Behind the simple façade are many specially designed and engineered space-saving and organizational components.

The play on textures and sheens gives the design depth and interest, while multiple layers of lighting ensure that both the task and mood lighting are appropriate for any time of the day.


We loved working with Dorado Designs. In a day and age where construction projects can be frustrating and impossible they made it easy. Thank you Dorado Designs for being consummate professionals. We wouldn’t hesitate for a minute to work with you again.

- Ceil and Gary Rothbart, Oro Valley, AZ

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