The customer lives in a contemporary Alexandria, VA home. She wanted a contemporary style kitchen to compliment the architecture of the house, and because the original kitchen was so small, We suggested to open it up to provide more overall space, better entertainment flow, and create a better environment to have family participation when the customer is preparing meal and be able to interact with family members while cooking as well. Opening up the kitchen, complements the house?s cathedral ceiling and the European style Lineadecor cabinets make the space appear much larger. Using cabinets in both sides of the raised island expanded counter and cabinet space. We put in hardwood floors to flow with the living and dining area, and put in granite counters to warm things up a bit with clean contemporary cabinets lined with stainless steel, and also stainless steel appliances. From customer?s testimonials ?Cooking and entertaining are now a pleasant experience for my entire family?.