Family Cooking: Kitchen Remodel

Designer Linda McDougald cooked up a kitchen remodel with state-of-the-art appliances, plenty of storage and a nature-inspired palette to suit the dreams of a culinary student.

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A Kitchen That Has It All

A well-lit transitional kitchen with all the amenities is every cook's dream. This homeowner, who was a culinary student at the time of the remodel, couldn't be happier with the overall design.

Well-Lit Cooking Space

A lovely wall of windows offers plenty of natural light in this spacious kitchen, while tall cabinets take advantage of the sky-high vaulted ceiling.

A Family That Cooks Together

For a family that cooks and cleans together, a big kitchen that is easy to move around in was a must. A large island offers plenty of storage for appliances and cookware and serves as a great place to gather, eat and enjoy the beautiful mountain view.

One Calculated Cookery

Major prep work went into the design of this streamlined, professional-looking kitchen. Every kitchen item the client had or might have in the future was accounted for when choosing the proper cabinets. Roll-out shelves and perfectly-sized drawers for pots and pans make storage a cinch and meet the homeowner's request for staying clutter free.

Wooden Beams and Nature Scenes

Beautiful exposed beams and wooden planks on the ceiling add architectural interest and texture to the space, while the natural vibe they create flows perfectly with the stunning views surrounding the property.

Opulent Yet Organic Kitchen

A small niche behind the stove is a great place for oils and spices, and a faucet above the stove is ideal for filling large pots. A mix of grays and browns makes the pristine kitchen feel earthy and natural, a quality that was important to the homeowners, who hoped to show off the home's stunning natural surroundings throughout the kitchen's design.

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