The kitchen is most often in the spotlight when homeowners decide to remodel or renovate. A recent kitchen makeover by Shea Conly of Inside Out Design Build Professionals showcases five popular trends found on remodeling wish lists:

Furniture style cabinets: The homeowner incorporated a small eating area into the original space to create a roomier Tuscan atmosphere. Shea’s crew made the cabinets from raw lumber for a custom look including staggered heights, crown molding and bottom trim.

Island: The island incorporated bead board and a contrasting paint color to establish a focal point for seating.

Glass front, lit cabinets: The homeowner wanted a practical showcase for her collections.

Bronze faucets: The subtle aged finish complements the room’s rustic character.

Horizontal tile: Horizontal 3-by-6-inch Travertine scabos subway tiles on the backsplash contrast with the vertical lines of the cabinetry and complement the Iquitos granite countertop.