Love of country: a barn-style Ohio home
Designing a fully accessible kitchen was the biggest challenge, but clever modifications allow Deb to use the prep areas and appliances. In fact, many of the design decisions make cooking easier for everyone. Appliances, such as dishwasher drawers and a side-opening wall oven, are easy to reach. “Even if I wasn’t in a wheelchair, the kitchen would be perfect,” Deb says.
White Shaker-style cabinets and a secondary island with a wood countertop repeat the colors and materials used in the adjoining great-room. “This simple design works well with the barn styling of the home,” says kitchen designer Phyllis Craver. The kitchen wouldn’t be complete without a few antiques: pig bread boards displayed next to the cooktop and a wooden sheep statue standing guard near a side door.