Modern Cottage-Style Ranch

Modern Cottage-Style Ranch

Walls of windows fill the kitchen with light. Barbara decided she’d rather have natural light than upper cabinets. Even without the upper cabinets she doesn’t lack storage areas. A large pantry, where once stood a washer and dryer, keeps food staples close at hand. And there are plenty of drawers under the marble countertops, as well as storage in the island. The kitchen was probably the most thought out room in the remodel.

Barbara knew she wanted knotty pine cabinets. She wanted the space to look rustic but not too rustic, to add a little more contrast in the room, and for it not to look too sleek or sterile. “I gave my cabinet man a tiny little picture from Pinterest and was very specific about what I wanted. He must have mixed the [cabinet] stain 75 times to get the right color,” Barbara says. Once perfected the cabinets received bronze metal hardware. The light fixture is also metal and was found at Scott Antique Markets in Atlanta.