The clients who reside in this 1980s home are recent empty nesters who had originally requested that we look at adding on to their home. Upon visiting the home I felt that there was more than enough square footage to accommodate their needs by rethinking the existing floor plan to better fit their present lifestyle.
By removing the laundry room that separated the kitchen and breakfast area from the family room we were able to expand the kitchen and connect it to family room. This created a central living and entertaining space for the family. By widening the entrance to the kitchen from the front entry and carrying the same tile floor through into the kitchen we made the kitchen a strong focal point at the center of the home. As guests enter the kitchen a raised bar counter on the back of the island allows them to experience the kitchen while directing them around the main kitchen work zone. The breakfast area, with a new built-in hutch, provides overflow seating for holiday dinners in its new location adjacent to the dining room.