Cuppett and Rini replaced the awkward upper cabinets with shelving that makes the most of the kitchen's pitched ceiling. "We put our walls to work," says Cuppett. "Instead of cabinets, shelves and hooks allow us to admire our things." The duo also ditched the lower cabinets for freestanding components, including a stainless steel rolling island and a mango-wood Crate & Barrel console fitted with a marble top. A red Aga gas stove offers a serious upgrade over the old electric model.