A white countertop protects the top and corners of an island from daily dents and dings in this contemporary kitchen. In addition to the cabinets above the double ovens, cubby hole shelves provide extra storage that's perfect for lunch boxes and backpacks.
To connect the garage addition to the existing house, a spacious mudroom entry is built and filled with custom built-ins. Before the renovation, the family would enter the home through the side door that had no storage. Now, the space offers room for shoes, backpacks and coats.
Although most mudrooms are linear, this one by Anthony James Construction makes great use of an odd corner near the entrances to the home's garage and backyard. A wraparound bench seat features ample storage underneath, while hooks stand ready for purses, jackets, backpacks and more. The 1970s Dutch door adds a nostalgic top note.