One of the biggest items on the homeowners' wish list was to add windows that would look out on their beautiful side yard. Designer Yuko Matsumoto reconfigured the layout of the space, adding two new windows that flanked the relocated range and hood so the homeowners could enjoy the view while cooking.
Originally from Europe, the homeowners wanted honed-marble countertops to bring warmth and a traditional touch to the room. Yuko was hesitant initially because of the maintenance marble requires, but both the homeowners and the designer were pleased with the results since the countertops add a unique quality to the kitchen.
Even though several of the upper cabinets were removed, Yuko laid out the kitchen to maximize storage, including drawers in the island. Stainless steel pulls are used to tie the cabinetry into the appliances.