This cozy kitchen looks very high-end, but Van Wicklen made some shrewd money-saving moves. While the island's surface is Calcutta Gold marble, the bulk of the counters are butcher block from IKEA. The pantry doors
(on the left side of the picture) were once off-the-rack paneled doors; she had the panels cut out and replaced with glass. The walls are covered with horizontal pine planks and the floors are original.
The far end of this shot shows the cozy breakfast room. As you might guess from the ceiling, it used to be a small screened-in porch. "It was a dusty little spot no one ever used," she says. The Van Wicklens also added the high windows to bring in more natural light.