Kitchen Pictures From Blog Cabin 2010

Marc Bartolomeo and the Kitchen Impossible team transform an outdated kitchen – untouched for 40 years – into a cozy-chic space, complete with a beadboard ceiling, open shelving and top-of-the-line appliances.

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

The Kitchen Impossible team installed cabinetry in a U shape, ending with a peninsula that services the kitchen and the living room.

European-style ceramic canisters are paired with dark countertop appliances, including a dual bagel toaster oven.

A foil to the kitchen's slick stainless-steel appliances and glass tile, wildflowers, displayed in a seagrass-wrapped vase, spice the space with color.

The deck-mount bridge faucet in a polished chrome finish offers up traditional style and an 8-1/2-inch clearance below the spout to accommodate large pots and pans.

Cottage features of the kitchen include a cast-iron, apron-front undercounter sink and a farmhouse-style wall sconce.

Three shelves of undercounter storage provide space to stow cookbooks, additional serving pieces, fresh fruit and flowers.

An undercounter wine cellar, a luxury kitchen item chosen by online voters, features two digital thermostats to keep reds and whites at ideal temperatures. Wooden slide-out storage shelves and a stainless-steel-framed glass door add to the unit's modern luxury.

A wood rack crafted by Marc Bartolomeo provides additional wine storage space. The 39" W x 23 ½" H rack, installed above the refrigerator, holds up to 21 bottles of wine.

Selected by online voters, the glass mosaic tile backsplash from Surfaces' Elida Glass Collection complements the naturarl quartz countertop, also a People's Choice favorite.

Open shelving takes the place of upper cabinets in the gourmet kitchen. Crafted by Marc Bartolomeo, shelving runs the length of the kitchen and displays a collection of dinnerware and glassware, earthenware crocks, storage baskets and a vintage painting discovered at an antiques shop on Cape Cod.

The Bosch freestanding gas convection range features a high-performance oven and a professional-quality cooktop. A chimney range hood by XO offfers three-speed control and halogen underlights to illuminate the cooktop.

Merillat maple base cabinetry in a chiffon finish brightens the kitchen space. The raised-panel design, a People's Choice selection, is paired with oil-rubbed bronze hardware.

A corner cabinet door opens to reveal a kidney-shaped lazy Susan that offers two independently rotating shelves of storage space – ideal for spices, food stuffs and baking supplies.

A slim pantry pullout adjacent to the stove provides additional storage for bottled sauces, spices and cooking supplies.

A wastebasket pullout features hidden bag storage and accommodates one trash and one recycling bin.

Bamboo flooring extends into the laundry/mud room, which adjoins the kitchen. A security box and a battery recharger are among housewarming gifts chosen for the winner of Blog Cabin 2010.