The traditional counters and cupboards in the kitchen were replaced with simple shaker white cabinets. To add contrast, the team installed black fixtures and faucets. They removed the wall separating the kitchen from the living room to open up the space. Now, guests can easily go between both rooms, essentially doubling the amount of social space and allowing Nancy and her friends and family to see the TV from the kitchen. Part of the wall was replaced with a base cabinet peninsula that introduced both additional seating and extra counter space.
To help modernize the kitchen and make the best use of the space, Michael installed an in-between cabinet spice rack next to the oven, a base cabinet pull out next to the sink for waste baskets, and a lazy Susan in a cabinet.
“Personally, for functionality, I think all kitchens should have a spice rack pull-out, a trash can pull-out, and—if you have the money and the space—ways to hide all of your appliances,” he said.
The designers also added more cabinets in the kitchen to increase the storage capacity, since the room didn’t have a pantry.