Contemporary White Kitchen

Designer Yuko Matsumoto creates a high-end kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, marble countertops and streamlined white cabinetry.
By: Chelsey Bowen

Before: Out-of-Date Kitchen

The homeowners wanted a more functional kitchen layout and to update the design to a more contemporary look that still reflected the home's traditional style.

After: Functional Layout

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.

Sleek Color Palette

White cabinets and stainless steel appliances are combined with light floors and soft-blue walls for a clean, contemporary look.

Stunning Marble Countertops

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.

Plenty of Storage

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.

Practical Island

Not only does the island add extra counter space for meal preparation and plenty of storage drawers, it also serves as a dining spot with two contemporary barstools.

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