“I think the island will always be my favorite part of the kitchen. It's where the kids gather.” ~ Lori O'Driscoll
HOMETOWN: Fall River, MA
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: I love a fish dinner and I would say that my favorite restaurant right now is Fresh Catch in Easton, MA because of their casual atmosphere and wonderful fresh fish dinners.
FAVORITE DISHES TO COOK: I make a great seafood chowder and people also seem to love my congo bars!
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES OR HOBBIES: I love to walk with friends and as a mother of 4, doing things with and for my children is my hobby.
FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION: We have traveled to many places and as of now I'd say that my favorite has been Mexico.
FAVORITE MOVIES: The Notebook and Sweet Home Alabama
FAVORITE BOOK: Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Grey's Anatomy
SPECIAL DESIGN ELEMENT: Special places for everyone in the family to share the large room while doing separate activities.
SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT OUR NEW KITCHEN: I love the room and all of the space and features of my new cabinets. I utilize every bit of it. I love to be in the room with my whole family and have room for everyone. This space just works for my large family.
SOMETHING I DIDN'T EXPECT: I didn't think I would have as much cabinet space that I do, and how much the space and layout would work for my family.
HOW THE NEW KITCHEN CHANGED YOUR LIFE: It's a gathering place for my family now and we do that quite often, whether it's for homework or cooking together or to sit down for a family dinner . . . it just works for us!
FINAL THOUGHTS: I love my kitchen, just wish I did it sooner than I did!
CABINETRY: Schrock, Whiskey Black stain cabinetry, with Heirloom Black painted finish for the island.
COUNTERTOPS: Kozmus granite for the perimeter and a custom-made cherry countertop for the island.