The homeowner wanted to transform their 1980’s traditional home into an open contemporary dwelling. This was achieved by removing various load bearing walls to accommodate a granite island, contemporary laminate cabinets with brushed nickel and frosted glass doors, stainless steel appliances, and an abundance of lighting. The focal point of the new kitchen is a 9’x4’ island that can seat up to four people. It is composed of seven drawers, a drawer microwave, and a beverage center on the front of the island and three 12” deep cabinets on the back side for storage of items not used on a regular basis. The countertop is made of a magnificent dark grey brushed granite with grey and white veining and matching waterfall sides that can be seen from the living room. The west side of the kitchen has floor to ceiling textured laminate cabinets in dark grey and a coffee bar cabinet with brushed nickel and frosted glass doors. It blends effortlessly with the black glass and brushed nickel Fisher & Paykel double oven to one side and the stainless-steel Electrolux refrigerator to the other side. The upper cabinets on the north and east wall of the kitchen are a bright white gloss laminate which contrasts the dark grey base cabinets. For a contemporary flair we installed two lift up cabinets with brushed nickel and frosted glass doors. The built-in wall of tall storage cabinets, perimeter base cabinets, and a lazy susan help maximize storage.