“I don’t particularly like enormous kitchens,” says Tony Rivera, projects designer and project manager for M-Art Building Company. “They’re not very efficient and are too spread out, which makes them hard to cook in.” This kitchen, with quartz countertops and a six-burner cooktop, is just the right size, he says. “The kitchen always ends up being the central location of any home, so I wanted to have that openness,” Rivera explains. “But there’s still this delineation from the dining area, and a long bar so people can gather around.” Rivera adds that though the bar’s waterfall edge looks simple, it required expert skills from United Stoneworks. “We trusted them to get the job done right,” he says. The kitchen is topped off with solid ash-stained wood cabinetry that brings a touch of warmth to the space, while also adding a contemporary feel.