Capturing the outdoors was the inspiration for this kitchen renovation. Warm cherry wood used for the cabinetry, pantry, stove vent, and island makes this the heart of the home. Granite countertops enhance the richness and durability, creating an inviting space for family and friends. A coordinating subway tile was used for the backsplash. The tall pantry cabinetry adds storage and a display area for glassware and fine china. To maintain an unencumbered view, the under-counter oven, under-counter microwave drawer and a warming drawer were built in. A professional series stove was pulled forward to allow for spice and condiment storage on either side. Bell-shaped pendant lighting produces ambient light to complete this gathering place.