My clients wanted to update their kitchen with timeless materials, so they could place the house on the market in 5 years when their kids graduate from high school. The shaker style maple cabinets are Brookhaven in a standard white paint with overlay doors, and the island cabinets are a standard ink stain with framed doors and exposed legs to make it look more like a furniture piece within the room. The countertops are Silestone Lyra quartz, and the backsplash is Pratt & Larson Ivory gloss 3×6 subway tiles with a light gray grout. I designed shelves and outlets in the tall pantry behind the island to hide the microwave, standing mixer, and toaster to keep the countertop clutter free. The original soffit below the skylight was opened up to allow plenty of sunlight into the kitchen. All photos by Betsy Maddox.