Kitchen Gets Artsy, Contemporary Makeover

For a homeowner in his late 60s, a kitchen that was dark and underutilized just wouldn't do. Designer John Buscarello transformed the space into the contemporary, fun cooking area the owner had always wanted.
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November 25, 2014

Photo By: Ariel Camilo

Photo By: Ariel Camilo

Photo By: Ariel Camilo

Photo By: Ariel Camilo

Photo By: Ariel Camilo

Photo By: Ariel Camilo

Photo By: Ariel Camilo

Photo By: Ariel Camilo

Kitchen Lighting That Shines

This contemporary open kitchen makes the most of natural lighting with light wood finishes and neutral walls that allow light to bounce across the room, creating a light and airy ambiance.

Open Floor Plan With Mixed Flooring

This open kitchen leads into a dining area. To create interest, different flooring was chosen for the different spaces. The more recently updated kitchen was covered with stunning walnut.

Kitchen With Contemporary Flooring

The gorgeous walnut wood flooring in this newly-renovated kitchen gives the entire space a more contemporary vibe. Medium-wood cabinets and a cream-colored backsplash play off the floor’s light, earthy coloring.

Lovely, Luminous Backsplash

A stunning, iridescent backsplash lights up this contemporary kitchen. Designer John Buscarello avoided adding outlets on the backsplash and opted for a power strip under the cabinets instead.

Stylish Kitchen Storage

Kitchen cabinets with sleek hardware conceal cookware, plates and more while also adding to the room’s homey, contemporary vibe. A built-in microwave saves valuable counter space.

Simple Kitchen Island Seating

The kitchen island in this light, open kitchen features a couple of stools for casual seating and facilitates easy conversation between guests and the cook when the homeowner entertains.

An Artsy Kitchen Display

For this kitchen renovation, the homeowner desperately wanted a place to showcase his art collection. Shelves and nooks with excellent lighting did the trick, making the art a focal point that defines the space.

Gorgeous Kitchen Lighting

A gorgeous pendant light hangs above the kitchen island, providing task lighting as well as an artistic element to the prep space.

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