This 1970’s split level in Golden Valley was brought up to date with a dramatic kitchen addition. Family vacations to Hawaii were the sentimental inspiration for these bold blue cabinets with sand and sea-water colored mosaic backsplash tile. A long, low horizontal window over the kitchen sink provides views to the homeowner’s English garden. Mixed contrasting countertop materials create interest and define space between food preparation and meal service. An open appliance garage / beverage center provides a convenient space for a coffee station while keeping countertop clutter from view.