Heart of the Home

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Excerpt: “Five beautiful kitchens where families cook, eat, gather and entertain.  Plus – experts who can create your dream kitchen…Azi Hendi and her husband, Ali, knew what they wanted in a house: a California-style ranch with clean,modern lines and lots of light. Though the one they settled on—in DCs Forest Hills—needed an overhaul, they could see its potential. “The kitchen was our priority,” she says. “We live in the kitchen.” The first order of business was to take down the wall separating the kitchen from the dining area and to merge the two spaces. “There wasn’t enough space in the work area, and perhaps too much devoted to dining,” says Sean Ganey, the project leader for the remodeling firm BOWA who oversaw the renovation. Azi Hendi loved the long, narrow window that ran the length of the kitchen’s exterior wall. Says Ganey: “These days, clients really want to bring the outdoors in. By not treating the window like an element itselfbut building it into the flow ofthe cabinets, we were able to accomplish that.” Jerry Weed of Bethesda’s Kitchen and Bath Studios created custom rift-cut oak cabinets with minimal hardware and clean, flat panels…”

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