Let There Be Light
When two homeowners purchased their abode, they knew the kitchen would need a top-to-bottom revamp and ultimately contacted designer Molly McCabe, founder of Bainbridge Island, Wash.-based A Kitchen that Works to help them create a polished space that fit their needs.
Though the clients originally imagined replacing them with quartz, the material was back ordered from the manufacturer, so they instead selected granite with brown, coral and black flecks.
All of the cabinetry, stained a dark brown, was torn out and replaced with a fresh maple painted white with an espresso glaze accented by brushed steel fixtures and handles.
One issue the client wanted to remedy was the lack of light, so McCabe installed a third skylight, outfitted with additional lights, and removed the recessed fluorescent light panels.
Stainless steel appliances were built into the island to save space and improve functionality. To accommodate the units, McCabe built panels with recessed toe kicks and placed a new trash compactor and dishwasher on either side of the main sink.