Step Inside a Striking Kitchen Remodel That Completely Revived a Dated Space

Anyone who's ever remodeled their home can agree that kitchens might be one of the most exciting rooms to see made over. Especially if you're gutting the space, installing all-new cabinets and appliances, and going in a completely different stylistic direction, a kitchen makeover can be an impressive sight and awe-inspiring metamorphosis. Designer Jennifer Wagner Schmidt of JWS Interiors took on the transformation of a dark, passé kitchen into an airy, inviting space filled with light and bright white finishes accented with gold. "My client wanted to gut the outdated brown kitchen and create a luxury, light-infused space that was practical and pretty when entertaining family and friends," she recounts. The designer leans toward sophisticated, modern design—with the client's design needs, preferences, and taste in mind, of course—which is evident in the kitchen remodel pictures here. The striking final product balances traditional elements with a clean, modern direction.