Kitchen Guides

Kitchen of the Week: Warm, Cozy and Autumn-Inspired

Houzz consumer Ricki Vaughn of Decatur, Ill. always had a good idea of what her dream kitchen could look like — and before her remodel, the original kitchen just was not cutting it. The space was small, with hardly any cabinets and small counter space, making cooking and cleanup hard. The rustic landscape enclosing Vaughn’s home motivated a new kitchen palette predicated mostly on golden browns and grays found in nature. Warm hickory cabinetry was custom created, and an unpolished slate backsplash was installed on each wall. Vaughn also made certain that her kitchen needed just as much storage and prep area as possible. “It was like Christmas every day to see the shift in the kitchen,” she states. “I don’t even mind cooking today!” With the support of her builder, Craig Parker of KLC Remodeling, Vaughn tripled her cabinet and counter area. Customized cabinets house a pantry, trash drawers,…