Who: Amanda L.
Where: Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
We combined it with the dining room, which occupied a large, bright corner, to create an eat-in kitchen. The predominant feature is an 11-foot-6-inch-long island with a 3-inch-thick solid walnut top. The sink is located in the island, with a drainboard on either side made of honed Montclair Danby marble from Vermont. The refrigerator, adjacent to the wine fridge, is hidden behind panels to match the painted maple cabinets. We added a 48-inch Wolf range, and Sub-Zero fridge and wine fridge, Asko dishwasher (concealed by panels), Sharp microwave drawer, and Miele range hood. We just love how the kitchen is literally and figuratively the heart of the home.
Who did the work: I did some of the work myself, but a contractor did most of it.
Cost: $50,000 to $100,000