In the kitchen, the team focused on details to achieve a classic beach cottage look, choosing a farmhouse sink, beaded-board accents, vintage-style pendant lights, and engineered wood floors with an authentic hand-scraped appearance. Streamlined white cabinetry, with a mix of solid and glass-front doors and open shelving, enhances the cottage appeal and makes items easily accessible. Plus, "the glass visually expands the kitchen," Susan says.
Not everything was meant to appear old. Susan selected chic natural quartz countertops that mimic polished concrete, and cutting-edge stainless steel appliances. On the kitchen island, a sleek, flat, gas-through-glass cooktop is just 16 inches deep, allowing for more counter space while still offering full cooking capacity.