Open Craftsman Kitchen Makeover

What was once a dark, gloomy kitchen is now a light, airy cooking space thanks to designer Catherine Nakahara.

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Letting the Outside In

What was once a dark and dated kitchen is now open and airy thanks to light colors, an open concept and two large symmetrical windows, which allow the homeowners to look out onto their lovely garden from anywhere in the kitchen.

Light and Bright

One of Nakahara's favorite features is the creamy Calacatta marble countertops, a choice that was a major factor in brightening the once dim space.

Pull Up a Seat

A dark-stained kitchen peninsula contrasts beautifully with the white cabinets throughout the kitchen, and the matching saddle stools offer the perfect place to gather and enjoy the new views.

Modern Vibe

A new stainless steel hood and Viking range lend a modern feel to the transitional California kitchen. And though most of the kitchen’s light comes through the large windows throughout, recessed and under-cabinet lighting help to brighten the space.

Built-In Beauty

Rich built-in shelves perfectly correspond with the dark-stained peninsula and add just the right amount of open storage to the airy space.