Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Decorating and Design
Customize a Builder's-Special Spec Kitchen
Turn a boring kitchen into a custom work of art with inspiration from these five creative remodels.
After: Light and Bright
"Simple, clean, and organized" is designer Carol Glasser's mantra. She chose to lose a counter and L-shaped cabinets, remove the wife's office, and accentuate the new galley shape by adding two rail-straight runs of cabinets.
A pair of refrigerators, one at each end of the counter on the right, hide behind paneled doors. Sunlight pours through three casement windows, setting the pale blue-green cabinets aglow.
To compensate for the loss of upper cabinets, Glasser included floor-to-ceiling pantries -- one for small appliances, one for dishes, and another for food.