Old World Kitchen Transformation

Designer Karen Kettler creates a lavish kitchen featuring custom moldings, granite countertops and a one-of-a-kind hutch.
By: Lillian Hayes Martin

Old Meets New

Mushroom-colored walls and cabinets, combined with golden granite countertops and custom wood moldings, complete this Old World kitchen remodel.

From: Karen Kettler

Designer Hutch

Molded columns flank the pass-through hutch, which houses dishes, silverware, small appliances, a wine cooler and an ice machine.

From: Karen Kettler

On the Side

A large island overlooks an adjoining breakfast nook. Molded ceiling beams and crown molding unify the two spaces.

From: Karen Kettler

Bland Slate Beginnings

The all-white, builder-grade kitchen lacked personality and was divided from the other living spaces.

From: Karen Kettler

Inspiration Wall

The homeowner struggled with how to minimize the large blank wall that divided the living room and the kitchen.

From: Karen Kettler

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