Kitchen with Stone Island

Designer Cheryl Balintfy transforms a dark kitchen into a modern, bright space.
By: Lillian Hayes Martin
From: Cheryl Balintfy

Photo By: Johnny Stevens

Photo By: Johnny Stevens

Photo By: Johnny Stevens

Photo By: Johnny Stevens

Photo By: Johnny Stevens

Naturally Modern

Dark cabinets and stainless steel appliances juxtapose the curved stone counter.

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Traffic Flow

The open kitchen flows directly into the dining room.

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Rugged Style

A stacked-stone island adds texture to the sleek kitchen. Each stone was hand-selected to ensure the coloring was just right.

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Sleek Touch

The curved range hood mimics the curve of the island and keeps the design lines clean. Behind, pale blue glass subway tiles make the surface shine.

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Within Reach

Stainless steel bars on raised lips make cabinet access stylish and easy.

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Outdated Design

The old U-shaped kitchen had an inadequately sized peninsula and builder grade cabinetry that screamed 1980s.

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