What They Did
1. Removed the wall between the kitchen and family room, eliminating two door swings, and built a peninsula with cabinet storage for games on one side and cubbies
for cookbooks on
2. Raised the existing window
10 inches so that it sits just above the backsplash behind a new farmhouse sink.
3. Created a mini mudroom in the
3½-by-5½-foot entry space with a narrow bench, baskets, and coat hooks.
4. Relocated the stove to form a work triangle with the new sink and the fridge, which was also relocated. The configuration required rerouting plumbing and gas pipes and rewiring.
5. Added a table and
chairs for a breakfast area that can double as an additional prep zone.