couple and their dogs in their newly remodeled kitchen
Photo: Walt Roycroft
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Opening Up for Better Traffic Flow

Vintage kitchens often end up with a layout that defies logic, and the one in Susan and Chuck Creacy's 1920 bungalow in Lexington, Kentucky, was no exception. A back door invited the couple's dogs to troop in from a small entry porch and settle in front of the fridge. A bedroom door and the front hall led smack into the cooking area, which lacked direct access to the dining room. Gathering in the kitchen with friends and family wasn't really an option. And despite its white walls, "the kitchen was dark and cramped," says Susan.

Susan and Chuck Creacy and their sidekicks, Guinness and Gilbert, enjoy an upgraded space that now connects to the dining room via a new arched opening.
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