"We want a space that the whole family can gather while cooking." That the homeowners certainly got!
In addition, they now have more natural light, a beautiful mix of color between the island and perimeter, a banquette, and a both decorative and very useful serving hutch. A turn-of-the- century oak table was revitalized for the island counter top.
Expanding the space gave the family windows along the back wall, larger appliances, a walk-in pantry, and better flow to adjoining rooms.