Make the most of your kitchen’s square footage. Replace upper cabinetry with open shelving to keep the look airy, and coat
the walls in white. (It’s the easiest way to make any room seem bigger.) Create a multifunctional work space: An island with
a butcher-block top can be used as a prep area or a buffet table.
Cover walls and lower cabinetry with louvered-shutter facing. It lends architectural interest and a strong dose of breezy island style.