The existing kitchen and traditional eat-in nook with cabinets over peninsula. The peninsula features the ever popular hanging wall cabinets - which completely cut off the view and conversations between rooms.
The new kitchen layout combines both spaces and creates a central island for gathering and casual eating. The existing dining room will now be the main room for all "table" dinners. This kitchen also features a small bump out addition to create the extra space that is needed.
The existing family room with a solid wall between the kitchen.
The new family room features a new archway between the family room and the kitchen. The family room also features a new coffered ceiling detail and built-in cabinets around the fireplace.