Dreamy challenge: Very tight budget, more storage yet lighter and airier, dishwasher without giving up storage, more sitting yet no more floor space, reusing whatever I could, creating a LOT more counter space yet keeping the kitchen the same length and width, keeping it minimalist yet looking designed and cohesive. Our color combo was to be my all time hated (lol) white, gray with touches of red. So: removed a stupid wall between kitchen and salon. closed off french doors( NEVER opened). This project is yet another proof that a good designer doesnt need to like color combinations of her clients, or even have the same taste ( i dont like modern either). It is ALL about proportions and saturation. Knowing what looks good combined and how to pull it all together so the space looks cohesive and has an easy flow.