Lake Tahoe Home: Add some personality to your kitchen this winter |

Lake Tahoe Home: Add some personality to your kitchen this winter

Kristen Fencl
Special to the Sun-Bonanza
The home on Saddlehorn Drive in Incline Village reveals a bright and brilliant kitchen remodel.
Courtesy In1Spot Photography |

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This story has been adapted from the December/January edition of Lake Tahoe Home, a quarterly magazine produced by the staff at Tahoe Magazine and the Sierra Sun, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and Tahoe Daily Tribune newspapers. Click here to read a digital copy of the magazine, which is available now on newsstands throughout the greater Truckee-Tahoe region.

A truly successful kitchen remodeling — or new design — project does more than function well for the homeowner. It has personality!

Your kitchen should become a gathering spot, a cook’s oasis, even a mission control for a busy family. Kitchens are truly a full-fledged living space — deserving of its own memorable style and personality.

Individuality is the earmark of a room with personality. So, in composing the design elements of a kitchen’s style, I suggest you trust your own instincts and put your imagination into overdrive.

Are you a clean-counter type person, or do you truly enjoy showing off cherished collectibles?

The mood of our kitchen should make you and your family happy. And if you kitchen space is open to other living spaces, it’s important that you consider complementing your kitchen style with those rooms as well.

Whatever your style, call on design elements such as color, fabric, surface materials, lighting, art and one of a kind accents to create your own personal touch.

Kristen Fencl is an award winning professional interior decorator and owner of the Decorating Den Interiors located in Incline Village. Visit to learn more.

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