Blueprint for Improvement: Chic Carmel kitchen


Built in 2000 in Carmel’s Fairgreen Trace subdivision, this home recently underwent a stunning kitchen transformation. The owner’s desire to update and upgrade led to a chic, modern redesign, showcasing how a black and white palette can be anything but basic.

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  • A reworked appliance layout improved both form and function. Moving the range to a central location and relocating the sink to an adjacent wall enhanced the room’s sight lines and created a more efficient workflow.
  • The dark backsplash in a chevron pattern creates a crisp contrast to the sleek white cabinets, while brass hardware and natural wood accents add warmth.
  • Decorative columns were replaced with a cabinet wall, increasing storage space and overall square footage.
  • A new, larger island provides additional prep, serving, and gathering space, making it ideal for both daily use and for entertaining.
  • Extending the cabinets to the ceiling adds visual height, making the ceiling feel higher and the room more spacious.