From Perfectly Adequate to Just Plain Perfect
The kitchen cabinets and appliances are fairly recent, but a massive brick fireplace and wood-burning stove, seen in the foreground, gobble up much-needed space in this most important of family gathering spots. The chimney extends all the way up through the second story and roof, too. Though Joe was willing to work around this artifact, the couple has decided it needs to come down ("It's impossible to child-proof this thing," says Becky.) The kitchen will then be reconfigured with a new center island, built-in breakfast nook, and walk-in pantry.