Room to Grow

Form meets function in a Scandinavian-style kitchen


A cramped Chevy Chase kitchen was in dire need of an update. Tapped for the job, Meghan Browne of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath first removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room and took over a space behind the kitchen leading to the basement. “These adjustments transformed the kitchen from a closed-off room to the center of the home,” explains Browne, who added an island with seating and replaced a small window on the back wall with two large ones to bring in light.

Cabinets in light maple and gray-blue channel a clean, Scandinavian vibe while walnut accents on the beams and island countertop create contrast. A backsplash of glazed, blue-gray tiles completes the space.

Kitchen Design: Meghan Browne, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd., Chevy Chase, Maryland. Contractor: J & S Contractors LLC, Frederick, Maryland.

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