Transitional, Family-Friendly Kitchen

Designer Kerrie Kelly created a functional, open floor plan kitchen that's truly the heart of the home.

Before: Tight Quarters

Tired of their outdated and cramped kitchen, the homeowners wanted to open up the space in order to have a kitchen where the kids can do their homework and they can all share family meals and entertain.

After: Open Floor Plan

A row of cabinets is removed to open up the kitchen to the living room, creating a large, family-friendly space. The hardwood floors are stained a deep brown, and the walls are painted a buttery yellow.

Functional, Stylish Island

A trio of stainless steel pendants hangs above the large island. To eliminate having a seam, designer Kerrie Kelly finds one large granite slab to use for the island countertop. In addition, the island features drawers for storage on one side, while the other three sides are tiled to add interest.

Clean-Lined Cabinetry

Custom cabinetry completely transforms the kitchen. Upgraded stainless steel appliances are built directly into the cabinetry, creating a streamlined look.

Hidden Gems

Kelly makes use of the cabinetry by hiding helpful amenities, like a wine refrigerator and recycling center, in them. Also, tucked inside one of the flip-down drawer fronts is a laptop/phone/iPod charging station.

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