This kitchen achieves a nice balance of warmth with the coolness of vibrant accent blues. LED accent and task lighting illuminates the cabinetry and countertops, with illuminated display alcoves above cabinets for decorative highlights. The island feature was retained and provides room for cookbook storage and seating. Lighting options are generous, making every corner of this kitchen accessible. Backsplash details add visual interest. The microwave was originally an over-the-range unit but was moved closer to the refrigerator for better workflow and to open up the space with an attractive range hood. Easy-to-access pantry drawers are placed nearby prep and cooking areas. The corner cabinet features a hinged opening for easier access and better use of space, while the pocket cabinet next to the refrigerator offers a dedicated space for a compact ladder to reach new, higher storage. A built-in desk on the far side of the kitchen near the stairway provides the homeowners with an additional workspace.