From Small To Functional, A Kitchen Story


Krishna loves living in Broad Ripple, an area that fits his young, active lifestyle perfectly.  After purchasing an older home in the neighborhood, he began working his way through the home, making updates to improve his everyday use of the space.

He tackled a few smaller projects before taking on the most challenging one: improving the function and appearance of the exceptionally small and dated kitchen.

The Problem

The frustrations in this space were limitless. Lack of storage.  Lack of functional countertop space. An unnecessary circular flow to a kitchen that barely fit more than one person. The range up against the wall.  An embarrassing entry point as you entered the kitchen from the driveway access to the house. The list could go on and on… 

Enter The Lifestyle Group

Additional Project Scope

In a perfect world, we would have given Krishna more countertop space around the sink. However, in reality, some limitations simply cannot be overcome. There are also trade-offs to consider.  In this case, we believed keeping the sink under the window, with countertop space to the right was a better solution than losing prep space around the range. Plus, we really did not want to push the range back up against a wall.


Gaining function was an important focus of this project, but I would like to commend Krishna for his choice of colors. The white cabinets he chose work well with his selection of granite and contemporary glass subway tiles, while the combination of can and under cabinet lighting and the neutral wall color brightens up the kitchen, making it an incredibly inviting space!

Geoff Horen, Owner, The Lifestyle Group

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