This kitchen features hardwood floors and a mirrored range.

Photo By Emily Followill

Large Kitchen With Mirrored Range Hood

This home is so large it contains two kitchens. "The other working kitchen backs up to this one and accommodates lots of cooks," says Kay. To create the space, her team lowered the ceiling to 14 feet, which in turn added another bedroom above the kitchen. Since 14 feet is still higher than the average ceiling, Kay opted for vertical board cabinets to emphasize it. In order to reflect the home's views and bring in more light, Kay wrapped the range hood with mirrored panels in an iron frame, and added a slate-and-glass backsplash. To finish off the kitchen, Kay chose soapstone counters for some texture.