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An Old-World kitchen gets a new look

When Geri Higgins was hired to design a new kitchen in an old home, she discovered she would be working with a familial team.

“The children were doing the due diligence for their parents. They really wanted to make it easier for them,” says Higgins, who owns Portfolio Kitchen & Home.

The couple wanted to refresh a home they already loved but were ready for a new look and feel.

“The house is lovely. Before the renovation, it had an Old-World aesthetic,” says Higgins. “But the couple was ready for something lighter, more sophisticated, with an understated elegance.”

The designer recognized that this was a dynamic family that loved to cook and entertain. She designed the counter space with four stools to give plenty of room for family and friends to be a part of the activity, even if they weren’t part of the cooking.

New white cabinets and stainless steel appliances provide an elegant framework for a kitchen that performs like a workhorse. Higgins selected Caesarstone countertops for their combined appeal of beauty and functionality.

Beyond the kitchen itself, Higgins designed a pantry and storage for china and silver.

“It was a dream project,” says Higgins. “A wonderful family, a great home. We were honored to be a part of it.”



Geri Higgins

Portfolio Kitchen & Home