Ultra Modern kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities

A kitchen blessed with great bones is a major perk, and
 

the cooking space in Maggie and Derel Finch’s home
 

in Seattle’s historic Capitol I fill neighborhood offered
 

that and more. Bonus features include a walk-In
 

commercial refrigerator, marble countertops, a copper
 

apron-front sink, and a gourmet range. The ornate
 

French Provincial-style cabinets, however, didn’t
 

make the couple’s love-it list. They were a bit fussy for
 

Maggie, who favors a mix of modern and eclectic styles
 

and a light, bright look. “They had an elegance that
 

was beautiful, but it just was not our style,” she says,
 

They also wanted toy truck to the home’s 1919
 

architecture while providing a backdrop for the (un
 

times and nonstop action of their family, which
 

includes 9•vear-old twins Oliver and Lili, 5-year.old
 

Samantha, and two frisky pooches, Ruby and Frida.
 

One thing that wasn’t necessary In the remodel was
 

an island. That’s because the 15×25 foot room easily
 

accommodates a 6 1/2-foot long table with enough
 

chairs for everyone. “We wanted to be able to real iv
 

hang out in the kitchen,” Maggie says.
 

With her vision set, Maggie found a local craftsman
 

to build Shaker-style custom cabinets. “To me, Shaker
 

depicts the earliest form of modern lines,” she says.
 

Delicate starlike cutouts in each upper cabinet door
 

panel lends a retro vibe, while the soft gray paint
 

finish keeps the look airy. “You don’t have to have an
 

all-white kitchen to have a light, bright look,” says
 

Maggie, who describes the gray as a “perfect neutral.”
 

New flooring had the biggest impact. Out went the
 

rustic stone underfoot, and in came 5 inch wide oak
 

planks coated with white porch paint and distressed
 

to give the floor the patina of age.
 

Ever-v well-planned kitchen needs a focal point, and
 

in this kitchen, the existing gourmet-caliber range
 

and vent hood commanded attention. To bolster the
 

kitchen’s prep zone, Maggie added two dishwashers,
 

freezer drawers, and recycling bins. And for the
 

requisite touch of quirkiness, she brought in dining
 

chairs painted a high-gloss coral, a color repeated in
 

the adjacent family room.
 

That pop of unexpected color fits perfectly into
 

a room that is equal parts casual and elegant—just
 

the mix Maggie wanted. “We live in the kitchen,” she
 

says. “When I think back to my best memories—from
 

making holiday cookies to birthday parties to lazy
 

Sunday mornings-all of them are in this kitchen.”

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