This outdated, crowded 1970’s kitchen was expanded to create one with plenty of room to prepare food, cleanup, and entertain. The homeowners never used a front living room, and always used the dining room for each meal. With that in mind, the dining area was shifted to the front of the house, and the existing space could be used to enlarge the kitchen.
With a family of 6, this crowded kitchen never worked well for the homeowners. The peninsula cooktop overlooked the breakfast area and family room, but walking around it created extra steps.
The homeowners wanted a more open concept that would combine the three rooms into one as much as possible. An additional request was that the overall feel remind my client of her grandmother’s kitchen with a country French look, eliminating as many wall cabinets as possible.
To accomplish this, one wall was taken out along with the peninsula. This left enough space to include an island for cooking, and bar seating for the children to do their homework.