Photo: Tom Young
“This large birch Mission-style kitchen with its stainless steel appliances and large island is the perfect place for an amateur chef to entertain and feel like a professional.
"The elevated bar allows a space for the host or hostess to set up a buffet line for guests or an area where guests can stand out of the cook’s way during the preparation of the appetizers and main meal. The elevated bar also serves the purpose of hiding any preparation mess from guests in the adjacent living room.
"This large, free-flowing room accommodates freedom of movement for guests as they circulate throughout the home, and the chef is part of the party, not isolated in the kitchen. The food preparation area is now the heart of the party.”
Designer: Jean Buchen, CKD
KT Highland, Inc.