Interior Design — A Functional Family Kitchen Renovation


Designer Sandra Mendes of AyA Kitchens transforms an inefficient kitchen and dining room into an open-concept, eat-in space, with a generous seating banquette that incorporates storage. See how smart solutions such as appliance garages keep this kitchen looking spacious and organized.


  1. The kitchen looks amazing, I LOVE the colour palette, especially the large white sink. I would have opted for completely closed shelving however as I have really bad hayfever and am allergic to dust.

  2. Nosey me. Curious to see the content of the refrigerator. So HUGE

  3. I wonder if they're actually going to eat all those oranges

  4. not fan of animals inside my space. That cat is a fail

  5. Dinning part is stunning, what artist is it? I love the farm like cow picture!

  6. I love this kitchen!!

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    Karla Dreyer Design January 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Beautiful kitchen!!

  8. I love the renovation of this kitchen/dinning room. The light floors and dark cabinets with white walls backsplash and countertops; is so pleasing to my eyes. Aya designs came together with their client and made their dreams come true!

  9. I like the layout and colors but I do not like open shelving or those appliance garages taking up counter top space.  Otherwise, come and do my kitchen.  Thanks for sharing.

  10. I keep telling my husband if we remove the peninsula from our 90's kitchen with the cabinets above it, then we can have a nice island. This kitchen is beautiful!

  11. Love that AyA Kitchens is FSC certified 🙂

  12. Is the dining room lighting custom made?

  13. This is amazzing!!!! I could see myself cooking up some great dinners here or makeing up the ultimate sandwich!

  14. I wonder what is the size of the island cabinet?

  15. Well done. I like the dark grey cabinets contrasted by white walls and open shelving. The floor to ceiling closed shelving only in corners gives a nice open look and feel without sacrificing storage space. The banquette is a great finishing touch.

  16. perfect result! I like !

  17. 2:15 cat is me(fat sad tired) jk I'm not fat but its so funny omg 😂

  18. one of the best i have seen so far

  19. amazing… great design!!!

  20. Love it!
    Well done.

  21. love the space, but the cat even more

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    Kahiauikanani Gonzales January 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Great reno!! Love transitional look!!

  23. This is by far a very good design, It looks much cleaner and wider!

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    Susan's Easy Recipes January 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Looks really nice.

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