The homeowners collaborated with Schulte Design Build to design and transform their kitchen into a more functional standout space for their family’s growing needs. This large multi-space was designed to be a light, open, and vibrant space for cooking, eating, and studying, as well as an easy place for family and friends to gather. The layout of the kitchen and family space was transformed by changing the U shape layout to an L shape with a long beautiful island and a built-in desk area that joined the rooms together with custom built-in bench seating for the kitchen table. The dark wood cabinets were replaced with ceiling-height white shaker cabinets a long island was added to the length of the space, and the lighting was reconfigured to highlight the new task areas. A black countertop that now lines the walls to create contrast for the perimeter, while the new marble herringbone backsplash adds a unique spin on the traditional subway tile.