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.
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.