For Steve, the home cook, the kitchen grew from a meager 8½ by 10 feet to an adequate 14 by 10 feet, every bit of it packed with storage. Upper cabinets line three walls, with a plate rack and glass-door cabinets for visual variety. A copper 1950s Chambers stove, beadboard cabinet doors, and Calacata Gold marble give it updated vintage charm. Both corner cabinets contain swing-arm slide-out shelves; deep drawers in the island and a hanging rack overhead hold his collection of copper pots and pans. With a U-Line wine cooler, plus a small overhang for seating, the island is packed with function. It is topped with iroko, a sustainably harvested (and well-priced) exotic hardwood.