Because the kitchen is visible from several other rooms, designer Chandos Dodson Epley had the task of making the space both pretty and functional. Brent Mooneyham, project architect at Norman D. Askins, PC, notes, "It's a clean design with subtle embellishments." Chandos started by centering the range between a pair of windows to infuse light into the room. Then she packed in endless storage, a 5- by 10-foot island, and three eating areas. Furniture-like cabinetry and a muted color scheme help the kitchen blend with adjacent rooms.