BEFORE: This outdated oak kitchen lacks pizzazz. The cabinetry, plaid wallpaper backsplash, light laminate countertops and flooring merge into one another without contrast. The room is missing a focal point and textural interest.
AFTER: Now this kitchen boasts a beautiful slate backsplash and decorative hood. The enlarged island and painted cabinetry are topped with granite countertops and a new snack and wine bar have replaced the unused desk area. This is a kitchen deserving to be called the Heart of the Home.
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