A good friend recently changed her kitchen from white cabinets with granite counters to beautiful natural cherry wood cabinets with quartz counters + stunning backsplash. The basic layout didn’t change much, but she did do one major thing: move the cooktop off the island and got rid of the ovens installed at the wall. This freed up space for two big changes: a large, six-burner gas range along the perimeter + an island with nothing to distract from what is a gorgeous focal point for the kitchen. It was truly the jumping-off point for the rest of the design choices. The pictures really speak for themselves.
|Pretty red walls
|Preparing to pack it all away!
|The gorgeous slab of granite for feature on island
|A sample drawer with our selections — she ultimately chose the darker quartz for all the perimeter countertops
|This shows space for refrigerator and range will go in on the right
|Future wine bar!
|Island with microwave cutout in the base
|Larger view with island in the right foreground
|Island front and center. Goodbye red walls!
|Granite installed at island
|New gas range with herringbone marble detail above
|Wine bar detail