Various rooms played musical chairs. The laundry beat a retreat to a spot upstairs. The kitchen got up and moved to a central location, freeing its old spot for a family room.
To help define discrete areas, Welch-May devised a color scheme so complex that it threatened to turn the paint crew into mad hatters. Further setting off the cooking area is a small peninsula, with seating on its far side. "I like people to think they are in my kitchen when they aren't really in my kitchen," Laurel says with a laugh.
Shown: A French door and matching windows give the master bedroom a sense of spaciousness.