What They Did
1. Added a curved peninsula between the kitchen and dining area. The peninsula replaces a wall that was torn down, allowing the kitchen to expand by about 50 square feet, and light and air to flow through.
2. Created extra storage under the peninsula and plenty of space on top to prepare meals and share snacks.
3. Moved the doorway to the den to create space for a fridge enclosure that has shelves on one side and, on the other, hides a pantry designed without doors for the convenience of the cook.
4. Closed off an exterior door formerly blocked by the fridge and added a counter and
open pantry shelves to the right of the range.
5. Rebuilt the sink wall with two large windows and a 5-inch-deep windowsill shelf atop a long tiled knee wall.