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With five doorways leading in to the kitchen, this space serves as a hub for this home. The ingredients for this kitchen's recipe for success are family-friendly function, well-appointed storage, and stylish details. Soft white cabinetry gives the kitchen a light and bright atmosphere, which is grounded by dark oak floors. A mosaic-tile "runner" adds a decorative element while warming the kitchen floors with radiant heat.
The kitchen island sports two different countertop materials to designate a dining area and a prep surface. The dining surface is topped with a Carrara marble and is surrounded by barstools, creating the perfect place for a weekday morning breakfast. The dark finish on the island contrasts with the perimeter cabinets and coordinates with the dark floors.
A checkerboard chopping block designates one end of the island. It is directly across from the range, which saves steps during food prep.
The focal points in this family-friendly kitchen hub are a deep apron-front sink and soapstone countertops that sport dramatic veining. While the look recalls a look from another era, the sink setup is all modern. A deep basin accommodates the stacks of dishes that come along with entertaining, and ridges carved into the countertop next to the sink serve as a built-in drying rack.
With a mahogany finish, an antique-look breakfront fills a tall order for storage and vintage style, which melds with the rest of the 1920 Colonial-style home. When the kitchen was remodeled from its grim galley configuration, the homeowners took care to include several era-appropriate details, including this breakfront, custom-milled windows and doors, and beaded, recessed-panel doors on the cabinets.
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