This kitchen remodel pushes the room as a central hub for the family.
Grace and Dan hired the Austin, Texas, architecture firm I work for to remodel their house, a 1250-sq.-ft. bungalow with two bedrooms and a single bath. With two young boys, they knew they’d soon want more space. The existing kitchen was in good shape, so they planned to leave it as it was.
As the project progressed, however, Grace and Dan had two realizations. First, their kitchen has always served as a central hub for the family. Not only do they use it to prepare meals, but it’s where the boys do their homework and where guests inevitably gather. Second, the existing kitchen was going to look and feel out of place in the remodeled home. We decided to add the kitchen to the scope of the remodel but to preserve what we could, including the general layout, most of the cabinetry (it’s amazing what a good paint…