Crisp White Kitchen With a Modern Coastal Vibe

The light and bright kitchen at Prefit Dream Home 2018 with white Shaker cabinets and handsome wood topped island has a clean and contemporary style with a user-friendly open layout.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Modern and Minimal

The kitchen’s easy style relies on a clean design and well-chosen materials instead of lots of decoration. “The kitchen is probably the most modern or contemporary thing in the house, mostly because it’s kind of minimal,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “But it’s minimal because there’s so much architecture.”
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Top-Notch Appliances

A stainless steel, pro-style convection oven is one of the top-notch appliances in this kitchen made for preparing chef-inspired meals at home. Three drawers below and a cabinet above the oven offer easy-access storage for cookie sheets and baking pans.
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Kitchen Accessories

Fresh cuttings in a white ceramic vase add a touch of nature to the kitchen counter, which also includes a selection of striking acacia and bamboo cutting boards.
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Elegant Engineered Stone

A stain resistant engineered stone made of natural quartz and other raw materials that resembles white Carrara marble was used for the kitchen’s elegant backsplash and countertop.

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Floor to Ceiling Appeal

Using the same engineered stone for the backsplash and counter creates a seamless look. “The same material carries its way up and has the same veining from the actual countertop all the way to the ceiling,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
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Powerful Cooktop

The kitchen’s 6-burner, pro-style cooktop has a stainless steel hood above that keeps odors and smoke out of the adjoining living area.
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Handsome Hardware

The custom-made flat black twig handles and knobs on the white Shaker cabinets and drawers complements the simple white and gray color scheme of this modern kitchen.
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Baking Center

An azure blue stand mixer, bamboo bowls, salt and pepper grinders, and glass oil and vinegar bottles sit on the counter of the kitchen’s baking center.
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Open Storage

Pine that was stained a dark walnut creates the open storage shelves below the counter in the baking center. The shelves resemble a freestanding piece of furniture, with display storage for a bread box, dessert stands, mi bowls, glass cannisters for flour and sugar and a marble rolling pin. A new window above peeks out to an alluring water view.
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Pamper Your Pooch

A nice supply of small breed gourmet dog food is included in this beautiful Prefit Dream Home 2018 waterfront escape.
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Waterproof Speaker

A small but powerful and rugged waterproof speaker keeps the tunes going while you whip up meals in this modern kitchen.

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Dark Wood Top

The kitchen’s island features a rich darkly stained wood top that offers contrast for the white Shaker cabinets and drawers and other light finishes in the room. Previously the kitchen had builder-grade cabinets with an oversized island that impeded traffic flow.
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Eye-Catching Pendants

Three white pendants in rattan and metal above the island illuminate the space, with a design that creates a handwoven pattern of light.
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Indoor and Outdoor Living

The kitchen shares an easy connection with the main floor deck outside, that looks directly over the water and includes a modern table and chairs for leisurely meals outdoors.
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Extra Security

A motion sensor placed between the kitchen and great room that detects motion within 30 feet is part of the home’s top-of-the-line wireless security system.
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Contemporary Stools

Four white bar stools offer sleek contemporary style and comfortable seating at the island.
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Flooring Worth Adoring

An engineered hardwood floor that offers superior strength and stability adds warmth to this modern open kitchen.
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Good Flow

This view looking into the kitchen from the great room highlights the strong connection between spaces and the good flow in the main level of this livable coastal modern home. The kitchen’s existing low ceiling was raised and vaulted, to match the ceiling in the great room and give the space a sense of airiness.
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Washing Station

Located in the island, the kitchen’s black stainless single handle pull-down faucet and large stainless steel sink make it easy to get tasks done quickly.
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Organized Pantry

The kitchen includes a new walk-in pantry that offers organized storage space for dry goods, serving plates, bowls and more.
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Playful and Practical

Chalkboard paint was used by the entrance to the pantry, to create a handy message center with storage cabinet above tucked away from the rest of the kitchen. Open slots by the upper cabinet allow storage for cookbooks and other kitchen essentials.
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Clutter-Free Look

The extra pantry storage space helps keep this contemporary kitchen’s sleek counters free from clutter. Wine/alcohol is not part of the sweepstakes prize.

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Designated Storage

The pantry includes a combination of open shelves, drawers and racks designed to make it easy to find items quickly.
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Wine Time

A wine rack for favorite bottles with slots for hanging wine glasses makes it easy to find entertaining supplies when guests are over for dinner. Slots in the pantry provide storage for cooling racks and extra baking pans. Wine/alcohol is not part of the sweepstakes prize.

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Open Concept Living

This wide view of the kitchen highlights the open layout and the beautiful stairwell with custom-made railing. The stairwell connects the home’s three levels and replaces an existing staircase enclosed in dry wall. “It was like a big dinosaur in the room,” says project manager Scott Branscom. “The stairs also separated the kitchen from the living room and blocked your view.”
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