This family was looking for an upgrade to their typical beige, builder kitchen. Despite being somewhat constrained by existing walls and footprint, a timeless look reflecting the family's style and love of blue was conceived. Judicious use of white beadboard and rich knotty alder are complemented by beautiful granite with hints of blue, silver and bronze. High on the homeowners list of wants was a kitchen with room to seat five, beautiful wood floors, enhanced lighting, and a cozy desk area. In addition, two tall pantries were added in place of the old wall oven which was swapped with an efficient range/microwave hood combination. To dress up the area above the microwave, the panel has been left smooth and allows for a revolving display of photos and artwork. A reconfigured desk area becomes a focal point instead of an add-on at the end of a run and makes the refrigerator much more accessible. Improved task lighting as well as decorative lights add a flair that was lacking. Charming details - from farm sink to bridge faucet to bulletin board nailheads – bring a lovely ambiance to the room when entertaining family and friends. From their young boys’ perspective, however, the best parts are the new refrigerator, the sparkly countertop and mom’s fun desk chair.

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Kitchen Design by Deb Bayless, CKD, CBD, Design For Keeps, Photo by Carlos Vergara
“Sink and countertops.” — rkyoungberg
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Kitchen Design by Deb Bayless, CKD, CBD, Design For Keeps (Glen Ellyn, IL), photo by Carlos Vergara
“Two tone” — scott2895
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Kitchen Design by Deb Bayless, CKD, CBD, Design For Keeps (Glen Ellyn, IL), Photo by Carlos Vergara
“beads for trim” — jaeitzman
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Kitchen Design by Deb Bayless, CKD, CBD, Design For Keeps (Glen Ellyn, IL), Photo by Carlos Vergara
“Cushions” — wewa
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Kitchen Design by Deb Bayless, CKD, CBD, Design For Keeps (Glen Ellyn, IL), Photo by Carlos Vergara
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