1. Doubled the Pantry's Size.
A 3-by-5-foot pantry was combined with an adjacent utility closet to create one 3-by-10-foot walk-in. Two sets of double doors put a good front on the closet—one working, the other fixed.
2. Customized Storage. The pantry is fitted with 16-inch shelves for small appliances and 11-inch cubbies for canned goods. A 9-foot-tall built-in hutch occupies part of its front wall; the bumped-out bottom accommodates 9-inch-deep shelves to hold the host's 50-bottle bar. The sink side of the island has roll-out shelves with knife-block and spice-rack inserts. Bookshelves fill the side of the peninsula facing the eating area.
3. Reduced the Vent. Narrower by 2 feet, the new range-vent opening conceals streamlined ductwork for both the Thermador grill and Wolf cooktop, and allows a bit more room for upper cabinets.
4. Created an Appliance Wardrobe. On the sink wall, a new 8 1/2-foot-high partition and a same-sized existing wall enclose the Sub-Zero fridge and Wolf convection ovens. Cherry pilaster columns added to both sides give a finished look.