It’s fun to see dramatic before and after photos of old, derelict kitchens transformed into sleek, modern spaces. This kitchen, however, was still in pretty decent shape as we found it. Sure, it was a bit cramped and suffered from poor circulation, and the dark countertops and traditional upper cabinets weighed down the space a bit. But the real problem was that it was removed from the living and family rooms. That’s not what families want today. The homeowners asked me to design a new kitchen that would connect better to their active lifestyle, which can include one person cooking while another is doing homework and a third is watching TV, all wanting to be close and feel connected. they were looking for spaces that would create intimacy without crowding. They wanted a great space that could serve as a multipurpose center for most daily family activities.
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