The kitchen of a Potomac home on a golf course was closed off and dark. The owners hired Sonny Nazemian of Michael Nash Design Build & Homes to open up the outdated space, adding abundant light and views of the outdoors.
|A wall blocked the view of the outdoors from the kitchen, which was isolated and cramped.||The wall has been removed, enlarging the kitchen and admitting natural light.|
|A narrow peninsula provided the only space for gathering in the kitchen.||A five-by-14-foot island offers space to gather and houses the main sink, dishwasher, beverage center and more.|
|Dark, outdated cabinetry made the room feel small.||Quartzite backsplash and countertops and white-painted cabinets keep the kitchen bright and airy; the island is painted black for contrast.|
|Poor lighting added to the dark, dingy impression.||Recessed lights in a dropped ceiling add interest, while pendants impart drama.|