Before: Kitchen on Hold

Time ran out when the couple realized they were about to add a third person to the party. In rushed kitchen designer Dana Jones, followed by general contractor Dan Wentz, to push the half-baked space to fully done—before baby Dylan arrived. Jones's genius plan: Close off a window overlooking the neighbor's drive, rearrange the perimeter to form an L for cooking and cleanup, add an island, and put in new windows that bring focus to the backyard. "In eight weeks," says a surprised-sounding Craig, "the job was done." Next work in progress? Dylan's room—which will be finished soon, Craig swears.

Shown: Torn-out base cabinets robbed the kitchen of needed storage.
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