From the December 2016/January 2017 Issue

Modern Makeover-Kitchen

 |  Photographer Peter Rymwid  |  Designer Kingsley Belcher Knauss, CID, Professional Member ASID

Dark-stained rift-sawn oak cabinets and contemporary hardware deliver the clean-lined feel the owners wanted in the remodeled kitchen. A glass, stone and steel mosaic backsplash creates contrast, and “playful Lucite seating and decorative lighting add personality to the space,” the designer says. The island’s dramatic waterfall top—in polished white quartzite—is juxtaposed by perimeter countertops in honed black granite with a leathered finish. Inset: Incorporating a desk for daily planning and Internet use was a priority for homeowner Nicole Dossin. “I spend a lot of time in the kitchen,” she says. A multifunctional bar—equipped with a beverage center, microwave, sink and plenty of storage—frees up needed space in the tight dining room around the corner. It also functions as a snack prep space for the kids away from the cooking zone.