This full gut renovation combined a separate dining room and kitchen into an open concept to improve circulation, daylight, and storage space. One of design requests was incorporating a stainless steel island counter with integrated sink, without making the rest of the kitchen feel cold. The combination of wood and painted cabinets, multiple pulls, and decorative lighting add personality, interest and warmth, and a much needed update to the space. Glass tile and large format white textured porcelain at the backsplash work in harmony with the gently veined quartz counters. Brass, chrome, and stainless steel are mixed together successfully on lighting, pulls, and appliances. Moving one of the windows toward the corner and relocating the stove to an exterior wall allowed removal of the mostly empty soffit to take advantage of taller wall cabinets and create a smooth flow for the work zone and gave the owners a great view of the adjacent state forest. Multiple lighting options on smart switches allow for different scenes and to further personalize the space.