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Charming White Kitchen

Designer Kari Arendsen transforms a dated kitchen into a sophisticated, family-friendly kitchen.
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Before: Outdated Kitchen

This family of six was desperate for a kitchen that was functional. The dated wood and lack of family gathering space made it perfect for a remodel and fresh color scheme.

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After: Sophisticated White Kitchen

Brilliant white cabinetry is paired with black pulls and knobs for a bold contrast. Designer Kari Arendsen brings in touches of rustic charm with a wood beam across the range hood and an industrial pendant.

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Photo: Picasa. From: Kari Arendsen.

Functional and Stylish Island

A large island is the centerpiece of the kitchen, providing extra counter space for preparing meals. With two dogs and a cat, it was also important to incorporate their needs, so food and water bowls are built into the end of the island.

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Photo: Picasa. From: Kari Arendsen.

Stunning Statement Piece

Though initially Kari was hesitant about using a 60-inch stove in the smaller kitchen, she and the homeowners were happy with the result. Combined with a blue trellis-patterned backsplash, the stove becomes a grand focal point of the kitchen.

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