This family moved from Washington D.C. to Shaker Heights and was looking to update the kitchen to better accommodate their needs. To create more space, we removed a peninsula and opened up a small doorway that led to the dining room. Working stations throughout help maintain functionality. We built a large cased opening to connect the dining room and kitchen. Shaker-style, custom-made white cabinets, blackened iron hardware, and industrial lighting give off a clean aesthetic, while a blue-patterned, cement tile backsplash add a fun pop of color. White quartz countertops with gray veins finish the space off with a polished look. To keep the space functional and convenient, we built a large wall pantry with an appliance/coffee station. A beverage station and bar by the patio door create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor entertaining.