Aug 20, 2015
Kitchen design: Builder-basic meets DIY
Kitchen islandSource: Robin Stubbert Credits: Style at Home
Homeowner Christie Kauffman used newel posts to form columns on one side of the expanded kitchen island, then painted the whole thing a deeper shade than the rest of the cabinetry.
Open shelvingSource: Robin Stubbert Credits: Style at Home
Where there was once an upper cabinet, Christie hung open shelves for displaying her everyday dishes and collection of pitchers.
BacksplashSource: Robin Stubbert Credits: Style at Home
For the kitchen backsplash, Christie selected basic subway tile, but used grey grout for contrast. Off-the-shelf brackets applied to the underside of the upper-cabinets add old-fashioned appeal.