Prior to renovation, the kitchen in this Alabama rancher was dark, dingy and cramped. By tearing down a few walls, the kitchen was opened up to the breakfast room and family room, making the space seem larger and creating a better flow for the area. A window was removed over the sink so cabinets could be added to help make up for cabinetry lost by taking out the walls. The family chose a warm white paint for the walls, cabinetry, and trim. A pop of color was added with the barstool slipcovers, making the room look bright and airy.