AyA Kitchens designer Patrick Ryan explains how he designed a gorgeous open-concept kitchen, living room and laundry room with smart storage. See the transitional-style space which combines traditional, modern and eclectic looks into one stunning first floor.

Patrick utilized the large layout to give the homeowners plenty of storage options. Custom shaker-style cabinets, fitted with warm birch interiors, are built to the kitchen ceiling for dramatic flow and increased capacity. Pull-out pantries, accessories and fittings make the drawers and cabinets highly functional and organized. A slate-grey finish throughout the kitchen, living room and laundry room ties the transitional-style spaces together.