A charming bungalow, just steps from the beach, received a complete makeover. The old kitchen, set on an awkward angle with a pie-shaped island, inhibited movement and provided only 3 seats. By knocking out the angled stove wall, a rectangular shape was created, allowing more counter space and a squared island with seating for 4. Replacing the old microwave, a wood-banded, square-shaped hood presents the new stove wall with a clean and modern look. A microwave drawer was tucked neatly into the island. For the backsplash, the client chose a crisp, white drop-motif, suggesting a sea shell pattern. To complete the look, a pair of attractive rattan pendants replaced the overhead soffit for a more open and airy feel to this small kitchen.