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Interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks eliminated some of this kitchen's dated look just by removing a wooden window scallop, replacing the knobs with metal handles, and covering the cabinetry with white marine paint.
For a lacquerlike finish, he used a paint sprayer to apply paint both to the doors and to the insides of the cabinets. He also replaced the old grout and cleaned, buffed, and sealed the tile to bring out its vibrant yellow hue.
A new multipurpose cooking island solved a problem with the old layout.
Design: Jeffrey Alan Marks, Los Angeles (310/207-2222)