Representing Eurotech Cabinetry, an industry leader in Sarasota kitchen remodeling since 1984, Tracy Scalzo entered the NBKA 2012 Design Competition, which drew nearly 500 entries from all over North America. The NBKA awarded Tracy Scalzo’s design with first place for the Small Kitchen Category–but she wasn’t done yet. Her design then went on to win the competition’s “Best Before and After” award and HGTV’s “People’s Pick” honor for the best of 2012. As CMKBD at Eurotech for the last 22 years, Scalzo has won several national awards, and enjoyed success due to her attentiveness to clients’ aesthetic goals and exceptional creativity.

The design began as a remodeling job with several difficult constrictions. First, the kitchen was already what most would consider “designer”. Second, the space was small. Third, the building’s support columns and plumbing lines could not be moved.

So, how did she get around those problems? By viewing them as opportunities. In the end, every inch of space was utilized. Even a few extra inches were taken from an adjacent wall, which allowed a stacked microwave, oven, and warming drawer. Appliances were arranged to facilitate “food flow,” and the refrigerator, sometimes an unfortunate eyesore, was seamlessly integrated by using a similar stain to the cabinetry and floor.

As an “open kitchen,” Scalzo’s design provides contact with adjacent rooms and allows the room to breathe, despite its size. For the prospective remodeler, let it be known that the kitchen can be the focal point of any home.

Tracy Scalzo continues to be one of the most creative minds behind Eurotech Cabinetry, this Sarasota kitchen remodeling company has been in business for 24 years at the same location, been published 54 times in local and national publications, and won the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s “Reader’s Choice Award” for the last six years. David Asher, owner, and his son Eric Asher have also received past design awards for their creative cabinet designs.