Before + After: Contemporary Kitchen Makeover

Designer Lauren Levant Bland transformed a cramped and dated country kitchen into a spacious chef's dream with state-of-the-art appliances and an updated look that still incorporates the home's unique architecture.

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Photo By: Lauren Bland

Photo By: Lauren Bland

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Exposed Ceiling Beams

In this stunning transitional kitchen, distracting ceiling lines and awkward angles are no longer a concern. By incorporating gorgeous exposed ceiling beams and low-voltage lighting tracks with pin-spotting heads, designer Lauren Bland believes she was able to attract the eye to every inch of the spacious eat-in kitchen.

From: Lauren Levant and Jennifer Gilmer

Before: Yellow Country-Style Kitchen

Before the dramatic transformation, the room's layout minimized functional cooking space by limiting the kitchen to half of the space.

Before: Yellow Wall With Peaked Ceiling & Cluttered Memo Board

Peaks and valleys in the ceiling were a distracting element in the kitchen that the homeowner worried could not be rectified.

Neutral Kitchen With Wolf Range, Limestone Backsplash

"The main cooking area boasts a Wolf range and a custom-designed stainless ventilation hood, which has gorgeous little button details," says designer Lauren Bland.

From: Lauren Levant and Jennifer Gilmer

Oversized Kitchen Peninsula With Wine Refrigerator

The combination of exposed wooden beams and sleek open shelving gives this kitchen a unique style. A wine fridge in the peninsula was a bonus feature in the stunning space, which features state-of-the-art appliances.

From: Lauren Levant and Jennifer Gilmer