December 5, 2021

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Kitchen Kapers tour raises cash to enable cancer clients preserve hair

For readers, next Sunday’s Kitchen Kapers features a likelihood to tour fabulous kitchens.

For participants, it features significantly a lot more.

The yearly occasion, now in its 33rd yr, showcases a short while ago transformed Upper Arlington kitchens. This year’s tour highlights eight residences, most of them inside a handful of blocks of Lane Avenue. 

For Kelly Cousins, president of the party, the tour gives a make-up option for 2020, when the event was cancelled for the initial time in its heritage.

“We missed final year, and there’s so a great deal pent-up exhilaration for these properties,” Cousins explained. “Men and women have watched these households being renovated as they walked via Upper Arlington and at last get a prospect to see them.” 

Brent and Heather Wrightsel's remodeled kitchen features a wine cellar. "We wanted more space and more cabinets," Heather Wrightsel said. "Our old kitchen was pretty outdated."

Most of the households on the tour have been reworked within the previous a few years, showcasing up-to-date capabilities and finishes this sort of as waterfall countertops, hidden fridges, artisan range hoods, multiple sinks, perform-horse pantries and enormous islands (one particular 15-foot monster able of seating 10 diners).

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Brent and Heather Wrightsel are opening their house, which they purchased in 2019 soon after renovating and expanding it with builder Michael Edwards. In addition to a 5-by-12-foot countertop, the house functions a butler pantry massive adequate to provide as a doing the job kitchen, a tailor made variety hood (by Mark Metallic Works) and a glass-encased wine cellar.

“I was super-excited to be part of the fundraiser,” Heather Wrightsel mentioned. “I have been on the tour ahead of, and just about every time I do I want to blow out my kitchen and redo it.” 

More space and cabinets were also a key to the kitchen renovation, Heather Wrightsel said.

Kitchen Kapers tour raises money for cancer providers at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Clinic

But further than the gleaming countertops, business appliances and custom made cabinetry lies a really serious mission: to raise dollars for cancer solutions at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.

For Cousins and some other individuals involved in the occasion, the mission carries particular meaning. In late 2019, soon ahead of accepting the president’s situation, Cousins observed out her mom had cancer.