We determined that the island was actually more of an impediment in this kitchen than a functional help. It was also determined that by opening the wall between the kitchen and dining room, a “great” room effect could be achieved whereby family and guests could communicate and enjoy the company of others literally from one end of the home to the other.
The small walk-in pantry in the original kitchen was another feature that was felt had limited usefulness. By eliminating it and adding cabinet pantry units, storage space and accessibility was actually increased, while giving the kitchen a more open feel and providing flexibility for the placement of new appliances.
All in all, our clients are enjoying a beautiful, open kitchen and meal preparation experience that has enhanced their busy lifestyle and provided them with great entertaining and family gathering experiences.