Kitchen with white subway tile, floating shelves, stainless farmhouse sink
Photo: Susan Gilmore
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Great White Kitchen

These days most of us start a project by considering how little we can do—not how much—to transform a space. When Lyn and John Matejczyk wanted to rework their dated Minneapolis kitchen, with its red counters, blue-stained maple floor, and pickled cabinets, they dreamed about turning it into a giant mudroom and starting fresh in the nearby sunroom. Then cooler heads prevailed—local architect Todd Hansen being one of them.

Together, the trio embarked on a dramatic but entirely cosmetic update of the kitchen, continuing the same finishes in the adjacent breakfast room and pantry so that the three spaces worked as one. Hansen chose materials and finishes for their light-reflecting qualities: beveled white subway tile, Carrara marble counters, cabinets painted a gray-toned white, and lots of stainless steel. The look is clean and bright, with an updated traditional feel.

Check out the rest of their beautiful space in Same Space, Whole New Look in the Kitchen.
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