Style Guide: Kitchens
The Updated Traditional Kitchen
Designers Allison Smith and Erika Powell of Urban Grace Interiors start with the basics to take this suburban kitchen from dreary to pretty.
Favorite FeatureDouble-Duty Island
The room's size didn't allow for a freestanding dining table. A lower, custom-built extension of the island in a dark natural wood provides the ideal solution.
Open shelves keep cookbooks handy at one end of the island, while the microwave is housed at the other.