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Photo 4 of 4The showstopper in this sleek, contemporary kitchen is the prominent vent hood, which fills the space above the cooktop like a sculpture.

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Usher in Light
The shiny stainless steel backsplash bounces light around the room and ties in with the hood and modern cabinet hardware.

Provide Easy Access
Display shelves made of the same pink-toned granite as the countertops and back wall bracket the cook-top and keep spices close at hand.

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