Suzanne Dimma shares a contemporary kitchen makeover by designer Nicole Lanteigne and gives expert tips to consider when renovating. Get modern design ideas, smart storage solutions, small space advice and more!

The kitchen was originally cramped, so Nicole changed the layout by swapping the island for a peninsula to create better flow. She paired crisp white cabinetry with teak veneer uppers for a timeless palette. Details like touch latches, channel pulls and a range hood hidden behind cabinet doors create a clean and streamlined look. A glass mosaic tile backsplash adds subtle texture while glass pendant light fixtures keep sight lines clear through the sleek space.

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