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Designer Liz Walton Creates A Dream Kitchen


After years of living with a kitchen that didn’t function well for their needs, Wayne’s Bryan and Linda Hauptfuhrer decided to invest in their dream, enlisting the expertise of interior designer Liz Walton. “The new design needed to be spacious for entertaining,” says Walton. “Plus, it had to be functional, because the owners like to cook. It’s a room that’s used.”

In keeping with the home’s traditional style, custom cabinets are finished in Benjamin Moore White Dove, and some are enhanced with decorative detail tailored by Walton. Quartz countertops line the perimeter, and a focal point is the hand-painted Walker Zanger tiles lining the backsplash. 

To bring some color to the space, the couple painted the base of the marble-topped island in Benjamin Moore Kensington Green. “It had to be a color Linda could live with for the next 30 years,” says Walton. “She didn’t want anything too trendy.”

New appliances include a wall oven, a steam oven, a range and a larger refrigerator. A pantry closet was removed to allow for a command center for Linda, with a desk and plenty of cabinets for additional storage. An arched entry off the kitchen leads to the breakfast room. “They now have a kitchen that is exactly right for their needs,” Walton says.

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