Kitchens need to be functional without sacrificing design. For this Country Modern Kitchen design in Upper Arlington, Ohio, I came up with a design that will stand the test of time. We completely gutted it to the studs for a complete renovation. I chose classic custom grey cabinets with beaded doors in a distressed finish to give it an old-world look. We got rid of the suffix and brought the tall cabinets all the way to the ceiling in order to make the overall kitchen feel grander. By selecting hand-made subway tiles, we kept the backsplash classic, but not boring. These hand made tiles have a texture to it that makes them more dynamic and fun.