Kitchen 53 Gallery
This kitchen was very small and divided by walls from the family room and breakfast area. The family wanted to have it opened up to the breakfast area and the back french doors that they used most of the time. They also wanted to open up the kitchen but still retain space for storage. We reversed the kitchen from facing the front of the home, and the formal dining room, to facing the back and the family room and breakfast area. This configuration allowed us to move the traffic flow into the formal dining area to one side of the kitchen, instead of crossing through it, and gave us space for a wall fo cabinetry flanking the refrigerator. The kitchen is now a central part of the activity of the home, and easily accessible from the family room. We installed a wall of cabinets in the formal dining area to give the family more room to store their fine china and crystal nearby. The peninsula in the kitchen opens it up, but still allows for storage cabinets underneath, and a counter to sit at if they choose.