The owners of this kitchen in Bellevue, Washington, love to cook and would regularly host gatherings of more than 20 people. The couple, who also love modern architecture, knew their cluttered kitchen wasn’t cutting it. They clicked with April Bettinger, owner of Nip Tuck Remodeling, at a golf event, and hired her to remodel their entire house.
“They’d started a bathroom on their own and realized they were in over their heads and needed help,” Bettinger says. As she does with every client, she “gave them homework,” using Houzz ideabooks to collect inspiration images, share comments and collaborate. Their goal was a modern, functional kitchen with smooth cabinetry free of hardware — minimalist but warm.