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Dan and Tracey Cowell did a massive renovation project after purchasing their Brookfield home. Walls were removed to open the kitchen into the dining and living rooms. "We made the whole space a kitchen," says Tracey, who refers to the new look as a "Transitional Style" which falls between traditional and contemporary. "Our style is sort of Crate and Barrel and earth tones." The Cowells chose birch cabinets, maple flooring, a mixture of black and stainless appliances and granite countertops. Sue Chapman, of The Kitchen Center in Brookfield, designed the space.

When Joe and Kay Neuberger of Muskego decided to renovate and build an addition for their kitchen, they moved out because it was such an extensive project. The end result? Design Group Three built the Neubergers a large, traditional kitchen that is perfect for cooking and entertaining.

Kay turned to Annaís Daughter of Brookfield when it came to decorating the space, which is done in a country style.



Meghan and Eric Olsen of Brookfield called The Wooden Thumb in Wauwatosa when they were ready to breathe new life into their kitchen.

The Olsens removed the black granite countertops and installed sage green Corian and a butcher block island. The light green with the white cabinets certainly lightened up the room, which was the main objective.

The Olsens chose 4-inch wide birch plank flooring and natural slate for the backsplash. Besides more light, Meghan wanted the space to be open between the dining room and kitchen. Wooden Thumb created a peninsula with plenty of countertop space for food and dishes.

Sue Thompson loves her Viking stove so much that her husband Dave Wedl says, "We built the house around the stove."

MD Properties built the town of Ottawa home and Thompsonís requirement was a large kitchen. "I love to cook," says Sue.

Lakeside Stone Works installed the beautiful blue-flecked granite and tile back spash.