This once-dark and dated California kitchen is now bright and airy thanks to new Craftsman windows that overlook the garden and ample recessed lights. White custom cabinets paired with a dark-stained peninsula and built-ins provide pleasing contrast and Calacatta marble countertops look sleek with the white subway tile backsplash.
Before the Dwell with Dignity makeover, this room was dull and unpolished, but designer Steve McKenzie, owner of of Steve McKenzie’s in Atlanta, brought in fresh new touches to completely change the feel of the space.
A dark and dated 1970s California ranch kitchen, redesigned by Mary Broerman, is made open and bright with new cabinets, appliances, porcelain tile flooring, granite countertops and limestone backsplash with custom tile painting.
The preexisting kitchen suffered from an odd layout, where additional storage was located on the other side of a wall that ran parallel down the center of the room. The upper cabinets created a claustrophobic feel in the narrow space, while the monochromatic color palette looked bland.
Evening light and a window view creates a gorgeous setting for this intimate dining space. Neutral benches sit on either side of a low, dark dining table. Candlelight illuminates the champagne ice for a sparkling finish.