Designer Samantha Lyman new cabinetry with vintage lights from a Dutch ship, an antique armoire, and a glass backsplash. "I love classics, but I'm always asking 'What's the twist? What's the cheeky element that gets your attention?' " - HouseBeautiful.com
After: Perfect Arrangement Removing the island was the number one priority in this kitchen remodel; a close second was replacing the builder-grade cabinets with semicustom cabinetry. The island was replaced with a peninsula, giving the homeowners better traffic flow and a casual seating area. A colorful yet subtle backsplash adds personality and charm to this kitchen remodel.