Nate knocked out a wall and cabinets dividing the kitchen from two dining areas, leaving one enormous room. "I wanted to create one space here," he says. "Not only does it make the kitchen feel much larger, your family can sit down and have breakfast since it's part of the kitchen."
He got rid of the Lyndon Johnson-era appliances and replaced them with sleek GE Monogram stainless steel models. The Shenandoah cabinets from Lowe's are tall and deep, and they're topped off with knobs from Nanz that he says are "like jewelry."
Tonya loves the dark wood floors. "I want to put it through my entire house," she says.
And Keith finally got the island he wanted—though, it's not built-in to match the cabinets. "You don't always have to have everything match," Nate says.