Make the space work better for a family of 5 plus their dog, improve storage, and open the space into the next room for more natural light.
The space needed to be better designed, which included opening a wall into the next room, with two steps down from the kitchen. The eat-in kitchen had a large table, and the existing upper cabinets had no doors.
The new large island provides plenty of working area for baking and other projects, increased storage, a second oven, plus seating for everyone. New blue/grey wood flooring was installed in the adjoining dining room and light grey flooring in the kitchen. A custom walnut beam was designed for the expanded opening to match the new corner shelving units near the stove. In addition, more storage and a mudroom with areas for each child was built adjacent to the kitchen.