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A warming oven and microwave in the island keeps prepared food hot and free up counter space.

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The Designer's Kitchen

Redesigned for Holiday Entertaining

Article by Melinda Gipson

Photography by Julie Shaheen

Originally published in Leesburg Lifestyle

Julie Shaheen, principal designer with Jewel Marie Interiors, recently redesigned her own kitchen to make holiday entertaining a breeze. Here are six of the design elements she built into her dream space. Need help? Drop her a line at julie@jewelmarieinteriors.com.

  • Because everyone always ends up in the kitchen, a large central island and chairs have room to eat.
  • A large pass-through window offers access to the sunroom which allows additional natural light into the kitchen area.
  • A warming oven and microwave in the island keeps prepared food hot and free up counter space.
  • We moved the cooktop from the corner to the right so it's centered on the wall with a matching hood.
  • Counter depth refrigerator allows it to sit flush with your counters. I have used all Bosch appliances in my home; they come with a rebate if you order five +.
  • And now there are plenty of well-spaced outlets for kitchen appliances including on either side of the island. Plus: seasoning drawers and cookie sheet cabinets