We transformed this broken up dark kitchen into an open bright and inviting space, that functions better as well. The main portion of the kitchen from the island back, had been behind a wall with a small opening looking out into the breakfast area. We removed the wall entirely, and installed an island with cooktop and storage. We also installed cabinets on every available wall, including a hutch configuration in the breakfast room, that the wife can store all of her nice china and glasses in. We removed soffits from the ceilings, allowing us to install taller cabinets above, giving them more storage. There are double convection ovens and a warming drawer next to the paneled refrigerator, and lots of counter space from there to the sink for preparation. The wife likes the island with the additional drawers, for her cooking utensils and baking items. The whole room is now much brighter and a joy to be in. The flooring is porcelain tile that extends into the entry foyer and family room.