Kitchen, Recessed Lighting, Range Hood, Wall Oven, Open Cabinet, Wood Cabinet, Colorful Cabinet, Range, Wood Counter, Metal Counter, and Metal Backsplashe Before: SHED redesigned the kitchen as a series of interconnected functional zones, which are linked by a continuous kitchen counter. This approach allowed the architects to increase usable space without modifying the house’s exterior. It also helped to visually connect the kitchen with the living area, while still maintaining separation via the walnut plywood cabinets and solid walnut eating counter, which serve as partitions.  Photo 4 of 7 in Before & After: Two Game-Changing Kitchen Renovations by a Seattle Studio