A Kitchen Dream Come True
Ilene Crouppen gives a couple's kitchen an Old World design.
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Recently newlyweds Pamela and Ray Penman purchased their first home together. In almost every way, the 3,300-square-foot contemporary home is the Penmans' dream come true, however, they are quickly finding the layout of the kitchen to be awkward and not conducive to their socially active lifestyle. The couple hopes that professionals can help transform their kitchen so that it better suits their needs and completes their dream home.
After careful consideration, they decide that Ilene Crouppen's Old World-inspired design best suits their taste and their lifestyle. The small dark kitchen has undergone an amazing transformation resulting in a bright, open space that flows effortlessly into the adjacent family room. The soft earthy color of the new stones and tiles complement the darker wood of the new ceiling and the various woods throughout the rest of the space, providing a classic simple elegance. Entertaining is now more enjoyable thanks to increased storage and upgraded appliances while the cozy breakfast nook also makes the perfect spot for smaller, casual affairs. Finally, by incorporating several of the Penmans' antiques into the new room, Crouppen creates a modern room with Old World charm that is reflective of the couple's personality and style and one they can uniquely call their own.
appliances - Viking Range Corp.
ceramic tile (Tiberon/ Antique Crackle) - Walker Zanger
This house's age -- more than 100 years -- complicated the remodel because the owners wanted a kitchen that looked...