Immediately upon entering this project, we knew that the kitchen and family room were going to need to switch locations. We opened up the partial wall blocking what was the family room from the existing kitchen space. Removed the bay window that was in the family room and replaced it with 3 large windows. We sealed off and canceled out the existing fireplace and started with a clean slate in what was the family room. The room had a vaulted ceiling (the only vault in the house) with a beam running down the middle of it. We sanded the beam down so it was back to its former glory. Once we had the blank canvas set we started in on the kitchen design. I wanted the kitchen to feel cozy but light and airy all at the same time, a hygge kitchen if you will. This kitchen is full of texture, but none that competes with the next. So we added crisp white shiplap to the walls, an organic (aka looks handmade) white subway tile, cream shaker cabinets, warm wood floors, oak butcher block countertops. A custom-made island that can seat 5 (or even 6) comfortably for everyday meals and hanging out. The range hood and island end caps are just stunning and tie the whole thing together. Then we added some great lighting and reclaimed wood open shelving for the grand finale. It is truly all that I imagined it could be.