A St. Louis couple remodeled this space—twice—to give the husband a suitable place to build his culinary skills. The first redo yielded a workable 11-by-30-foot galley. But now that he had prep space, the amateur chef decided the look of stock countertops, cabinets, and appliances was out of step with the four-course dinners he prepares for his gourmet eating club. More storage space, a pro-grade range, and a handsome environment were on the shopping list—but another space reconfiguration wasn't.
Kitchen designer Gregory Evans used plenty of Mission-style cabinetry to warm up the new space. Reducing the vent by 2 feet allowed for the extra storage cabinets flanking it.