The below-ground setup came in handy when Deborah decided to make a decadent beef Wellington over the holidays. "I'd been doing this for 10 years," she says, suggesting that a little chaos wasn't going to get in the way of a family tradition.
Tasty tenderloin out of a toaster oven? All the more enjoyable when a new kitchen is emerging upstairs.
Shown: The new, light-filled kitchen is a luxury for homeowners Don Post and Deborah Hall, who fueled their DIY renovation with homemade meals.