Continuing into the kitchen, the home opens up once again to a shared space – the kitchen connects to a vaulted keeping room, creating the ideal family space. “We spend so much time in these two rooms,” Heather says. “The kids will sit at the counter or in the keeping room to do their homework while we’re getting dinner ready. We often eat at the counter, or even in the keeping room. And we love to pile on the couch in the keeping room to watch movies or television. It’s just a great space.”
Large and open, the kitchen is a central hub of activity. The wraparound design feels light and welcoming, and Heather was excited to continue lightening the color palette in this space. The Hatfields decided to paint the kitchen’s custom cabinetry in a bright shade of off-white, tying it to the rest of the home.
“We are in here so often, brightening these areas impacted the feel of the whole home,” Heather shares.
Glass-front upper cabinets and stainless-steel appliances also enhance the room’s open, brighter feel. It is a streamlined workspace with an extra-large cooktop, double ovens, smart cabinetry elements, and ample work surfaces. The raised counter, which surrounds the kitchen, is a frequently used seating area. It features cross-back farmhouse chairs, which match the chairs from the casual dining area, tying the two spaces together.
In the connected keeping room, a custom sectional couch takes full advantage of the room’s dimensions. This cozy seating area is airy and open, thanks to the vaulted ceiling and silver-blue wall color. Keeping the space grounded and comfortable are the more approachable and warm touches, like the checked draperies, red-toned accents found in the pillows and rug, and natural wood of the chandelier.