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With the help of her contractor, Craig Parker of KLC Remodeling, Vaughn tripled her cabinet and counter area. Custom cabinets house a pantry, trash drawers, dish drawers and pull-out shelving. Black appliances simplify the kitchen's look.
Range and Oven: Hot Point
Cabinets: Hickory, custom made by Jim Bishop Cabinets in Alabama
"My contractor was my inspiration," says Vaughn. "He kept telling me that I was only going to do this once, so I should do it the way I wanted to do it." After falling in love with hickory cabinetry she spotted on vacation, Vaughn decided it would fit perfectly with her home's rustic location.
The slate backsplash was extended to the wall going into her family room. The kitchen sink, originially on the other side of the space, was moved underneath the kitchen window, which was also expanded.
Sink and Fixtures: Delta
Backsplash: California Mosaic Slate
Vaughn traveled to St. Louis, Mo. to find the Rosewood granite for her countertops, and while she was there, she picked up a scrap of black granite for this small corner table. "I wanted a small table in the corner of the cabinets, and the black granite drew all of the appliances together, and was a complement to the Rosewood granite."
Vaughn advises current kitchen remodelers to make sure that they really think out their plan before approving the final design. "We ended up changing the design of our kitchen 3 to 4 times before we gave the go-ahead to order the cabinets," she says. "Also, have a contractor that will work with you and give you good advice, because they've done more kitchens than you have. Craig really built our dream kitchen."
Countertop: Rosewood Granite
Flooring: Positano red ceramic tile
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