These Columbia Heights lake view homeowners were ready to bring their kitchen into the 21st century. The kitchen saw a major transformation while maintaining the same general layout. A new pass through was cut out. Creating views to both the dining room and living room was important for this busy family with 2 young children. The new budget conscious IKEA cabinetry has an inviting glow that sets off the Adura flooring and tile backsplash. The center island which is topped with Corian creates additional prep space. A walk-in pantry was added for storage. The buffet height Cambria countertop at the pass through has a unique rock-face edge profile, mimicking the existing limestone hearth at the fireplace. Cabinetry was also added to the dining room. The earth tones in this kitchen tie the space in beautifully with adjacent rooms.