Removing the wall opened up the room and allowed for more storage and workspace within the original footprint.
1. Chose white appliances that blend seamlessly into white cabinets
2. Added cupboards and counter space near the dining room as a staging area for meals
3. Demolished the partition wall to make way for an island with drawers, storage cupboards, a recycling-bin pullout, and a butcher-block top
4. Built in an office area with a desk behind cabinet doors and storage for files and art supplies