Tuscan Lite: A Slim Trim Kitchen & Family Room Design

We associate the Tuscan interior style with a hefty (stone and timber) well-worn look, the look of a place that has been lived in and loved well.
This kitchen and family room re-design took that rustic direction but with a lighter touch. Our designers felt the need to finesse the design to suit the setting in a (developer built) suburban Maryland home.
Let's call it Tuscan Lite.
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The stock kitchen that came with the house.
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Same view features decorative rough timbers at celing and distressed wide plank wood floors.
“WOOD FLOOR” — ekthompson92003
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Back splash tile is tumbled limestone. It's very porous and rough looking. Lots of texture.
“backsplash” — martylarson
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View from the dining room. You can get a better look at the floor here. The installers punished the wood with chains, denting and gouging it to mimic a hand hewn effect.
“knobs” — kolly5680
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Lots of limestone surface around the perimeter and on the two work islands of this kitchen
“Table and how it is close to family room” — mompierre
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The family room is in the background.
“Dark wood floors and cabinets, white trim, and creamy yellow walls” — ladiegodiva
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The structure above the fireplace and mantel mimics the look of the range hood. Note: If you refer to the before photo you will see that the ceiling used to be MUCH higher. It was too high. People felt lost in the volume. It's still high, but we brought it down considerably and added the decorative timbers to cozy it up. photo: Joseph Gilday
“Beams” — lisaalang
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The fireplace surround was fabricated off site and came in several very heavy pieces that were assembled on site.
“fireplace and shelves & ceiling beams” — didiben
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Wine and beverage center is located outside the main kitchen work area and at the juncture between the kitchen and family room.
“service bar” — margosadow
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View as you enter from the back porch door.
“Dark wood floors and cabinets, white trim, and creamy yellow walls” — ladiegodiva
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