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Colorful Family Space

From Fit for the Family, July/August 2006

I think the appeal of this design comes down to a pretty simple idea: yellow flat-panel base cabinets paired with soft green upper cabinets with divided lights. A dark teak T-shaped island and black granite countertops tie the cheerful, soft colors together and give them a sophisticated edge. There are some very nice details: turned leg insets, simple brackets, open shelves, a built-in hutch, a glass-tile inset in the backsplash over the stove. The effect is one of really well-crafted woodwork and warm, bright, happy color.

Kathryn Keller, Executive Editor

I like this kitchen because it showcases two different colors that complement each other to create an open, inviting space for both family and friends. The fact that the kitchen is a self-contained room, but has access to both the dining room and sun room, is also appealing. What makes this kitchen extra special are the details—i.e., the custom-built hutch, custom light fixtures and wood carving.

Colette Scanlon Ortiz, Design Editor

I love the open space and the light coming through the window—a clean-lined, open, yet airy space. And the light-green and yellow cabinets look great set against the black granite countertop, stainless steel range, and limestone floors. Looking out the window makes you want to walk out into the sun after breakfast.

Susan Ryan, Copy Editor
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