Natural Home Kitchen of the Year 2009: Shiny, Happy Green

With a few simple fixes and smart materials, a cramped, ugly 1970s kitchen blossoms and wins Natural Home's Kitchen of the Year award.

Formerly closed off from the rest of the house, the kitchen now connects with the living room, where natural light streams through floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the wooded backyard. The kitchen's natural tones mirror the backyard's colors, connecting the indoors to the home's natural environment.
Photo By Anne Gummerson