Symmetry reigns in this open kitchen. The prep sink and cooktop establish the center of the space and are framed by matching pairs of cabinets and appliance towers. The island's single-level countertop is more comfortable for the homeowners' children than a raised snack bar. A trio of high-back stools covered with durable off-white leather blends function and style.
On the work side of the island, a generous-size prep sink completes a classic triangle with the refrigerator and cooktop. The homeowners' choice to leave the island countertop one level makes the prep sink and faucet a focal point of the room. The island's quartz-surfacing countertop fits well into busy family life, as it is more stain-resistant than natural stone.
With the cooktop separate from the wall ovens, there's room below the burner controls for deep drawers to store pots and pans. The pot filler faucet provides a convenient water source for cooking. Granite countertops and miniature white subway tiles add subtle texture to break up the wall of straight-line cabinetry.
Symmetry also reigns in the kitchen’s cleanup zone, which features a stainless-steel apron-front sink. The contemporary surface looks sleek and is durable enough for the bustle of family life. The deep basin is perfect for hiding dirty dishes, while the tall gooseneck faucet offers both industrial appeal and practical functionality.
One of the goals of this kitchen makeover was to create a space suitable for plenty of casual entertaining. Here, an undercounter refrigerator was built into the island base near the patio doors, making it easy to grab a drink and head outside.
The dining area features original oak floors and a rugged teak table. The table's dark finish and the light-color chairs echo the island's style. Leafy-green walls and a textured light fixture enliven the mostly white palette of the nearby kitchen.