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The new kitchen as seen from nearly the same angle as the picture of the old kitchen. Part of the calm, cheery atmosphere is helped by cabinet finish to the refrigerator, at left, and the chandeliers over the island. Refrigerator. Sub-Zero, from PC. Richard & Sons, Commack, $5,800 . Chandeliers . Crystal and wrought iron, Cutler's Lighting, $600 .  (Credit: Newsday Photo / Bill Davis)

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Bigger kitchen in Dix Hills

After living seven years with a kitchen that had dark wood, outdated appliances and very busy decorative tiles, Jim and Jamie Mule (pronounced Mu-Lay) decided to recreate the room. The couple added eight feet to their house, and sister designers Mary Middlemiss and Nancy Rutigliano of Twice as Nice Interior Design of Northport developed a room that is both bright and calming. Total: $83,239