~ Kitchen was tucked back in a corner, not feeling connected to the adjacent family room.
~ The sink was off in the corner, in front of a north-facing window, looking at the neighbor's fence and the side of their house!
~ A long, skinny island forced their family gatherings into "bumper cars"-mode, as everyone circled around it.
~ The path to the patio (and BBQ) cut through the end of the kitchen, causing even more congestion during their frequent family gatherings.
~ Storage was obviously lacking...
~ Work the same magic you did when you did our last home.
~ Get rid of the soffits.
~ Two ovens, trash compactor.
~ More storage! A pantry would be weclome.
~ An eating bar that makes conversation easy.
Solution & Gains
The hall to the laundry and garage now has a door (formerly a closet) into the walk-thru pantry. See the pantry 3 rows below.
The 10'-long storage section of the pantry also has cabinets faced with Wilsonart's Hi-Def laminate, a bake center at the end, and a communications center with a broom-closet cabinet to the right.
A combination of shallow and deep storage perferctly suits spices. The angled end panel provides a location for switches.
With the hood's canopy retracted, it is out of the way. With it extended, fumes are collected better than with fixed-depth hoods.
LED under cabinet lighting provides uniform light levels. "Polka dot" reflections are avoided with leather-finished White Russian stone.
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